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[Canada Computers] TekSavvy Express/Extreme Cable Internet Starter Kit $99.95/$129.95 @ CC

CC already has this for Teksavvy DSL service. This time is for their cable service. For $99.95 you get a DCM425 modem, one month express cable service 12/0.5 free, and free activation fee. Good deal?
http://canadacomputers.com/product_info ... _id=039260

The new kit now comes with DCM475 modem (DOCSIS 3.0) for $129.95, one month extreme cable service 24/1, free activation fee
http://canadacomputers.com/product_info ... _id=042556

For those who are interested, below is the link of their dsl starter kit
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_ ... _id=031571
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It's not bad but not great. Basically, they are giving you a free month of service for free. Because ordinarily, the modem costs $99 and if you buy it from them, they will eat the $50 activation fee that they have to pay Rogers. So, as I said, you're basically getting a month free in comparison to phoning them up and telling them you want their service. Which, by the way, is leaps and bounds better than Rogers.

Oh, I should also note that the $99 modem you get from Tek directly for $99 is their higher end Motorola Docsis 3.0 version. I'm pretty sure the one in this bundle is a somewhat lesser 2.0 version that they sell for $79. I could be wrong on that though. So really, you're basically getting a free month of service that is discounted by $20 anyway, when you think about it.
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Its actually a pretty good deal. It comes down to this:

Ordering directly from them:
$99 modem + 24.95 activation + 10 shipping + 42.95 first month = $177 + tax = ~$200
(you get a better modem)

From CC:
$99 + tax (first month + lower quality modem + no activation fee + no shipping) = $113.
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It's a good deal, but they really should add another package that has a Docsis 3 modem for people that want the channel bonding to help with node congestion and future proof themselves.
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althoma1 wrote: It's a good deal, but they really should add another package that has a Docsis 3 modem for people that want the channel bonding to help with node congestion and future proof themselves.

+1

Although, I think I will probably buy the DCM475 and then sell off my DCM425 from the starter kit once I know I am sticking with their cable service.
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hackoder wrote: Its actually a pretty good deal. It comes down to this:

Ordering directly from them:
$99 modem + 24.95 activation + 10 shipping + 42.95 first month = $177 + tax = ~$200
(you get a better modem)

From CC:
$99 + tax (first month + lower quality modem + no activation fee + no shipping) = $113.

Sounds right. But if you buy the modem from them, they will waive the activation charge. So it's $151.95 + tax = $171.70. So essentially, you're paying $58 for a better modem.
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Enjoy 1 free month of service with activation of a new account and purchase of this product. This offer is not available to existing TekSavvy Customers. Teksavvy reserves the right to cancel the one (1) month free service offer if the modem kit is returned within the first 30 days.
So you can't use this to go from TekSavvy DSL to cable?
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robster77 wrote: Sounds right. But if you buy the modem from them, they will waive the activation charge. So it's $151.95 + tax = $171.70. So essentially, you're paying $58 for a better modem.

BUt the 24.95 is the activation discount. Normally it's 44.95... unless there's a new deal and they're waiving the whole activation fee?
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robster77 wrote: Sounds right. But if you buy the modem from them, they will waive the activation charge. So it's $151.95 + tax = $171.70. So essentially, you're paying $58 for a better modem.

This is actually with the waived activation charge. Normally activation is 44.95 but decreases to 24.95 if you buy the modem from them. So you are paying roughly $87 (200 - 113) for the modem.
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hackoder wrote: Its actually a pretty good deal. It comes down to this:

Ordering directly from them:
$99 modem + 24.95 activation + 10 shipping + 42.95 first month = $177 + tax = ~$200
(you get a better modem)

From CC:
$99 + tax (first month + lower quality modem + no activation fee + no shipping) = $113.

It is actually the extreme cable pro, which is $55 a month, so with this you save $12 more.

This is a great deal. I paid $165 + tax 3 months ago for the exact same things as in that package.
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chengbin wrote: It is actually the extreme cable pro, which is $55 a month, so with this you save $12 more.

Site says Extreme Cable. No mention of Pro.
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hackoder wrote: This is actually with the waived activation charge. Normally activation is 44.95 but decreases to 24.95 if you buy the modem from them. So you are paying roughly $87 (200 - 113) for the modem.
Oh really? That sucks. I got the full thing waived. Paid $171 all in. If that's indeed the case these days, then the $99 package seems great.
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Nothing against DCM475, but you can't get the higher end Motorola Docsis 3.0 anymore.

Which is a shame, since that's the only reason anybody want to buy the higher end $99 modem from TSI.
Mark77 wrote: That's not very nice....and you're missing out on a lot of valuable knowledge if you ignore me. Your loss.
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This is exactly why this is a "warm" deal at the best.
IMHO The whole idea behind this promo is to move the D2 modems they have, so you are the one left stuck with a D2 modem.
FYI Rogers wont allow their clients to activate D2 modems on any more than the 10 mbps plan which greatly reduces the re-sale value of any D2 modem.
If you decide later to upgrade the best price you can get for a used D2 modem is $30 locally and $20 (or less) if you place it on ebay.
The $70 upgrade (as per the calculations below) to get a D3 modem is well worth it.

hackoder wrote: Its actually a pretty good deal. It comes down to this:

Ordering directly from them:
$99 modem + 24.95 activation + 10 shipping + 42.95 first month = $177 + tax = ~$200
(you get a better modem)

From CC:
$99 + tax (first month + lower quality modem + no activation fee + no shipping) = $113.
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ASharp wrote: Site says Extreme Cable. No mention of Pro.
Oops, my bad
aasoror wrote: This is exactly why this is a "warm" deal at the best.
IMHO The whole idea behind this promo is to move the D2 modems they have, so you are the one left stuck with a D2 modem.
FYI Rogers wont allow their clients to activate D2 modems on any more than the 10 mbps plan which greatly reduces the re-sale value of any D2 modem.
If you decide later to upgrade the best price you can get for a used D2 modem is $30 locally and $20 (or less) if you place it on ebay.
The $70 upgrade (as per the calculations below) to get a D3 modem is well worth it.

Could you explain more? I have this modem, and I'm on the extreme cable pro. Does that mean I'll get kicked off the 15/1Mbps service unless I upgrade to a newer modem?
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dogbolter wrote: So you can't use this to go from TekSavvy DSL to cable?

I sorta did - see my comments in the other thread:

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However, I didn't outright cancel my DSL service - I just signed up for the cable while retaining my DSL service (for now until I'm sure that I'm satisfied with the cable service in my area).

I'm not sure if my case was the exception but neither the CSR rep doing the setup over the phone and TSI accounting mentioned anything about not being eligible for this.

The only thing I can think of is that you can't use the kit to do a straight switch or if you are already an existing TSI cable customer.
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Where does it say in the starter kit that you do not need to pay for activation?
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azncapcom wrote: Where does it say in the starter kit that you do not need to pay for activation?

don't bother with this unless yu live in ontario
just called them to double check.

but hey.. not too bad if you're in ontario
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I had my own modem ...and decided I didn't bother with this deal

So mine is 44.95+27.99+ tax = $82.46. I still come out 30 dollars cheaper than the CC bundle, and even if i got the bundle, i don't think i can get anymore than 30 bux for the modem itself.
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chengbin wrote: Could you explain more? I have this modem, and I'm on the extreme cable pro. Does that mean I'll get kicked off the 15/1Mbps service unless I upgrade to a newer modem?
You aren't a client of Rogers are you ?

One of the main reasons I left Rogers (back in November) was that they were forcing their own clients to upgrade to a D3 modem if they want the 15+ mbps tiers while allowing 3rd parties (3Web, Acanac and TSI) to offer the same 15 mbps service for their clients without such requirements.

What I meant to say, the modem loses its resale value at the instant you purchase it, considering how cheap the more reliable D2 Moto modems are being sold right now and the fact that no client of Rogers will be able to use this modem for 15+ mbps service and there is no guarantee that Rogers wont extend such requirements to the resellers (once they have managed to move all the D2 modems Rogers already sold them).
AzNCrAzYcOoLeR wrote: i don't think i can get anymore than 30 bux for the modem itself.
True.

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