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swales wrote:
Feb 8th, 2013 10:04 am
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)
If that's the case then why doesn't everyone just get the 25GB cap plans?
Is there any concrete evidence that usage isn't tracked?
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Feb 14, 2010
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I'm on DSL and they charged me extra when I went over my cap once.
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I tried to switch to cable but Rogers wouldn't give them permission for me to use their network. I cancelled with Rogers and switched to Teksavvy so they probably blacklisted my address. Currently I'm stuck on DSL since I can't go the cable route. Has this ever happened to anyone and did you find a solution?
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Jan 5, 2008
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I have never been charged extra on Cable 18 300GB plan and I am quite sure I have went over at least a couple times..... I cannot check usage on Cable.. I was ruuning a software earlier to track but have not bothered too since I have upgraded to Window8
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They have a weird DSL cap roll over:

If last month + current month is greater than 600GB, you will be charged extra.

You can do 500GB last month and 75GB this month, then no extra charge.
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newt_101 wrote:
Feb 8th, 2013 10:29 am
If that's the case then why doesn't everyone just get the 25GB cap plans?
Is there any concrete evidence that usage isn't tracked?
Sorry I don't have it in writing...lol....but when I switched from Rogers to Teksavvy many years ago the info was confirmed to me by several Teksavvy (and even Rogers employees) when I asked about tracking my downloads as I didn't want to go over my caps like I did with Rogers. It's now been several years and I easy go over my 300GB cap at least every other month (if not every month) and I've never received any warnings or charges like I did with Rogers
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Oct 5, 2011
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Maybe OP should put that it's BC related? In Ontario, I've always been paying $46.95 for the Extreme 28 300gb cap...
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Deafmented wrote:
Feb 8th, 2013 9:10 am
Why not switch to Teksavvy Cable internet and then get TekTalk? This way you won't have to pay for dry loop.
TekSavvy cable doesn't show up as being available in my area, so DSL is my best option, but I just wish I could get the Home Phone, rather than paying for VoIP and a dry loop.
gnuman wrote:
Feb 8th, 2013 11:43 am
What is so special about the Teksavvy DSL prices? It's more expensive than Electronic Box in Ontario http://www.electronicbox.net/en/ontario ... t/dsl.html. Compare the 15mbit plan EBOX covers the dryloop fee and is still much cheaper.
Any experience with this company? I've never heard of them.
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Jul 26, 2008
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Hello,

I am interested in switching to Teksavvy for DSL15.

Is there any recommended modems you guys suggest (other than the two listed on TS website)?
Speedtouch 516, ZyXel VSG 1432 VDSL2 Gateway.
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These upload speeds for cable 18 are terrible. Does anyone know what will be offered for $40/month once they switch to aggregated? I don't care if the download speed is 14 or 18 or 25 but upload should be at least 800 kbps.

Also has anyone used Nettalk/Magicjack with TSI? How reliable was the connection?
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newt_101 wrote:
Feb 7th, 2013 1:48 pm
In case you aren’t familiar, TekSavvy changed many of their internet plans in September 2012, some for the better, and some for the worse.

I was paying $30.95 for their Lite Cable 3 (3Mbps/300GB traffic) which is grandfathered and no longer offered.

According to their current prices I am able to get the same plan (under the new name of 'Essentials 3') for $24.95 or ‘upgrade’ to their Cable 6 plan (6Mbps/300GB traffic) for the same price. I opted for the faster plan for the same price, and was credited for the extra money I was paying from Sept-Feb.

If you are in my same position, take a look at your invoice, check out what they currently have (make note of the following plans ‘Starting From’ prices as a basis of comparison), and downgrade, upgrade, and/or get credited for the difference.

Here are their plans before the changes: http://www.teksavvy.com/2011-pricing-notice

Here are their current plans:
DSL: http://www.teksavvy.com/en/residential/internet/dsl
Cable: http://www.teksavvy.com/en/residential/internet/cable

Cheers!
I was exactly in the same boat paying $31 for 3M which is grandfathered and only had it changed this week to 6M. The 3M $25 is only available in certain areas (Chatham I think). This is confirmed once I entered my postal code (Toronto) and the 3M disappears as an option. Anyways, I was a bit peeved about it. They did not offer any credit.
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Jun 12, 2012
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18/0.5 goes to 25/1 (possibly 2-3)
28/1 goes to 35/3 (possibly 7)
32/2 (not currently available) goes to 45/5 (possibly 7)
75/3 (not currently available) goes to 150/10 (possibly 15-20)

Then add 5-10$ per package most likely.
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Meridian wrote:
Feb 8th, 2013 2:29 pm
I was exactly in the same boat paying $31 for 3M which is grandfathered and only had it changed this week to 6M. The 3M $25 is only available in certain areas (Chatham I think). This is confirmed once I entered my postal code (Toronto) and the 3M disappears as an option. Anyways, I was a bit peeved about it. They did not offer any credit.
I see that it's available for Toronto for my postal code.
stark101 wrote:
Feb 8th, 2013 11:38 am
Maybe OP should put that it's BC related? In Ontario, I've always been paying $46.95 for the Extreme 28 300gb cap...
I'm in Toronto. As mentioned, it depends on your plan. Compare on the links provided.
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