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Is TekSavvy a reliable ISP?

#11BuburibonPosted 10/9/2013 11:00:13 AM
Kokuei05 posted...
From: Brainhunter | Posted: 10/9/2013 1:42:12 PM | #008
Be wary of TekSavvy as there are multiple reports of extended downtimes (as much as 2 weeks) over the last month or two in certain regions. I myself am with TekSavvy and have had no issues with them, but others haven't had as much luck and are now switching carriers.


That's because of Rogers and other telecom companies getting mad. These smaller companies that paid for their service are getting shafted because customers were switching from Rogers and etc to them. Now to get them back to Rogers; they are purposely causing downtimes by not servicing the indie ISP's that use their lines.

That's a really ****ed up thing that's going on in Canada right now.


That's interesting. I hadn't heard of that before. On a related note, I'm tired of Shaw's quarterly price adjustments that add up to 15-20% annual increases, so I'm shopping for something else.
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#12A_Vengeful_Pie(Topic Creator)Posted 10/9/2013 12:01:28 PM
Thanks for the responses. I know I'm probably being over-cautious, but I just don't wanna get screwed over.
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#13ArthasRebornPosted 10/9/2013 12:56:59 PM
Buburibon posted...
That's interesting. I hadn't heard of that before. On a related note, I'm tired of Shaw's quarterly price adjustments that add up to 15-20% annual increases, so I'm shopping for something else.


The Big Three own pretty much all the lines in Canada. All the other smaller ones you hear about, Acanac, TekSavvy, they're all wholesalers. They rent lines from the bigger companies and create their own packages. As a result, reliability is often dependent upon the provider's maintenance rather than the reseller's.

As for TekSavvy's reliability, I don't use it myself, but I have friends with it. We live in Mississauga and it goes down from time to time.
http://www.dslreports.com/forum/teksavvy
My friend uses this to keep an eye on outages and see if a problem is exclusive to her or not.
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#14Digital StormPosted 10/9/2013 1:11:02 PM
Been with them for a year and a half on their unlimited DSL service and I haven't noticed a drop what so ever in it. They've only gotten better while I've been with them, such as price cuts. They ask for money once a month and that's it.
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#15HypnotizerPosted 10/9/2013 2:32:29 PM
Been with them since 2011. Yep they are great!
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#16LordSeiferPosted 10/9/2013 3:15:42 PM
in my new place, postal code is like 10 houses

in my current location, postal code covers about 40 square kilometers
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#17RheygarPosted 10/9/2013 3:37:36 PM
Like others said, full address is usually needed. Some apartment blocks here also only use one provider.
Never used TekSavvy though so can't say. Use Shaw currently, who just raised the price on my internet and won't give me a student deal /sigh