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$6/month +- savings with TekSavvy Internet Plans

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May 6, 2009
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Ottawa
Man, those jerks automatically dropped the price and gave me the speed boost months ago. THE NERVE. :mad:
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Jul 15, 2008
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i was always charged 46.95 for extreme, never heard of these 49.95 prices. Previous to the price increase it was 42.95 for me.
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Mar 3, 2008
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Toronto
As much as I would love to go to TekSavvy for the large bandwidth... I much prefer faster speeds. I currently pay $55 for Rogers 45mbs down/4 up. 150 gb total. After using those speeds TekSavvy offerings seems so slow.

Of course if I had kids who gobbled up the internet every day, I would opt for 300GB plans with slower speed at TekSavvy.
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Mar 5, 2012
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How do the people with tekksavy like the slower upload speeds? Are they very noticeable? And if I were to switch what is the smartest and cheapest way to go in terms if modem, I don't like that you have to buy your own, with limited warranty and can't be upgraded when the newer better comes out...
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dtm252535 wrote:
Feb 7th, 2013 9:58 pm
How do the people with tekksavy like the slower upload speeds? Are they very noticeable? And if I were to switch what is the smartest and cheapest way to go in terms if modem, I don't like that you have to buy your own, with limited warranty and can't be upgraded when the newer better comes out...
Would prefer faster upload speeds which we should get for cable eventually when TekSavvy switches to Aggregated. I don't upload a lot so it doesn't affect me. As for modems, to be fair we aren't paying for modem rental. IMO these ISP's are only worth it if you want the larger caps otherwise getting a retention plan with rogers is probably still better in terms of reliability and speed. For people like me who use over 200gb a month, with rogers I'd easily max their cap and pay an additional 50$ for extra bandwidth. The savings from not paying overage charges and modem rental as well as the peace of mind of not having to worry about going over the cap itself is worth it.
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Feb 13, 2003
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Man, they should just make a speed/price grid so that I don't have to click into each service to see what each one offers. The naming convention is confusing enough.
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Mar 5, 2012
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Guelph
I already have a Rogers retention plan, 30% off whatever plan I choose. Right now I have the extreme package, 120gb usage. Definitely would like more usage, but don't need faster speeds than what I have with them now. Would tksvy still not be able to offer me comparable speeds for much less $?
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dtm252535 wrote:
Feb 7th, 2013 10:35 pm
I already have a Rogers retention plan, 30% off whatever plan I choose. Right now I have the extreme package, 120gb usage. Definitely would like more usage, but don't need faster speeds than what I have with them now. Would tksvy still not be able to offer me comparable speeds for much less $?
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Dec 15, 2006
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Mississauga,ON
I heard the 300G cable plan is actually unlimited, is that right?
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Aug 28, 2012
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We're looking to switch to TekSavvy from Bell. I love the fact that on their DSL anything between 2am and 8am doesn't count toward your bandwidth. Does anyone know how long this has been going on for? Also, is there any indication if they will be taking this offer away?

We also want to get their home phone but we were told that Bell has put a sale stop on any Bell customers going to TekSavvy. I was told even if I cancel my Bell phone that I can't sign up with TekSavvy afterwards. Does anyone know of any way that I can get TekSavvy home phone? My other option is their TekTalk (VoIP), which by the time I pay the dry loop DSL fee for the internet, it will cost roughly the same as the home phone. I'd rather have the home phone for the reliability if the costs are going to be the same.

Any tips are appreciated on what we should do! Thanks!
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Jan 26, 2011
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Toronto
It's pretty sad that Rogers and Bell fought for UBB, which ultimately forced Teksavvy to raise their prices. Now you see the Rogers thread where they're offering a pretty nice looking package with faster UL than the Teksavvy extreme package, and they're offering it for $45 w/ a guarantee of no price increases for 8 years.

They pretty much forced Teksavvy to pay a higher wholesale price, and then they priced this plan below what Teksavvy is even capable of offering. It almost seems like the perfect tactic to eliminate the competition. Once they eliminate Teksavvy, the price will go back up.
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MarvinMartian wrote:
Feb 8th, 2013 1:30 pm
We're looking to switch to TekSavvy from Bell. I love the fact that on their DSL anything between 2am and 8am doesn't count toward your bandwidth. Does anyone know how long this has been going on for? Also, is there any indication if they will be taking this offer away?

We also want to get their home phone but we were told that Bell has put a sale stop on any Bell customers going to TekSavvy. I was told even if I cancel my Bell phone that I can't sign up with TekSavvy afterwards. Does anyone know of any way that I can get TekSavvy home phone? My other option is their TekTalk (VoIP), which by the time I pay the dry loop DSL fee for the internet, it will cost roughly the same as the home phone. I'd rather have the home phone for the reliability if the costs are going to be the same.

Any tips are appreciated on what we should do! Thanks!
Why not switch to Teksavvy Cable internet and then get TekTalk? This way you won't have to pay for dry loop.
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dtm252535 wrote:
Feb 7th, 2013 9:58 pm
How do the people with tekksavy like the slower upload speeds? Are they very noticeable? And if I were to switch what is the smartest and cheapest way to go in terms if modem, I don't like that you have to buy your own, with limited warranty and can't be upgraded when the newer better comes out...
I just starting using uploads and checked my Express 18 service (now called cable 18) and it is only 512kB's upload !! Yikes ! In my area the only other service is the Cable 28 which has 1Mbps upload.. still not great. I am paying 39.95 and 28 Cable is 7.00 more a month..... will poosibly upgrade or should I wait until they have aggregated service and increase upload speeds?
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jjzzbb wrote:
Feb 7th, 2013 11:10 pm
I heard the 300G cable plan is actually unlimited, is that right?
Yes it's right. Teksavvy doesn't have the ability to track your usage (at least it's like that with the cable, no idea about DSL)
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nnelly wrote:
Feb 7th, 2013 7:19 pm
I'm looking to switch my internet service provider from shaw to teksavvy (Probably subscribe to the Extreme Cable 25). For those with their service, how would you rate their reliability? Or experiences from previously using shaw?
In comparison to Rogers... about 95% as reliable. There are some minor hiccups, but the fact you're not paying the incumbent, unlimited downloads, makes it worth it :)

Speed wise it's fine - I'm getting my 30 - 35 mbits as advertised.


jjzzbb wrote:
Feb 7th, 2013 11:10 pm
I heard the 300G cable plan is actually unlimited, is that right?
For now - however, the recent CRTC decision to reject speed matching on disaggregated POIs means that Teksavvy will probably accelerate their plans to move to aggregated POIs. I think one of the "benefits" of aggregated POIs is the ability for the provider to monitor usage.

However, aggregated POIs won't be coming for another 4 - 6+ months...

In anycase, just pay for unlimited, it's not that much more, plus you're supporting a good company.
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