Review by IncogNico
Good "English Speaking CSR's"
- Location: Bowmanville,ON
- Cost: $70 per month
Bad "Glitch in the System for avaliability of services"
Overall "BE CAREFUL TO DBL CHK IF SERVICE IS AVALIABLE IN YOUR AREA!!!"
|Pre Sales information:|
Value for money:
(ratings well below consensus)
I know a lot of people that use the Teksavvy services and are typically happy with them.
However, Installation always seems to be an issue.
In my case, I called into the Teksavvy Customer service over 6 times to see about services and cost (why did I call in so many times? The were new in the area, and I wanted to make sure that everything was going smoothly on their end before I switched. Since my wife's accident that has left her disabled, she spends 85% of her time on the internet...so I can not afford down time/shady service!). Every time I called in they told me that service was available at the level I was looking at "TekSavvy Extreme Cable 24 Unlimited 24Mb/1Mb Unlimited $61.95".
I had to give Rogers a 30 day cancellation notice, and in the process lost my 15% discount on the services that I had with them because of the cancellation. I was so excited to switch to Teksavvy so I would not have to worry about the constant "overage" fees that Rogers was charging me every month ($50 max/ month = up to $600/Year)
You can see that this unlimited package for me would have helped out a lot with our now single family income home and would have eased a little bit of the burden on my financial state.
WELL... Teksavvy did not catch an error on their part, even with all the calls I made into them about service in my area. Apparently Rogers does not "support" third party providers in my area... I am not exactly sure what this means, but they apparently have service all around me. The only person that caught this was when the Teksavvy team was scheduling the install/transfer of services AFTER the initial payment for services was made.
This error on Teksavvy's part cost me over $200/year now that I lost not only my plan with Rogers, but also my discount with them as well!!!
I am rather disappointed in them for not catching this "blocked" area the half dozen times I called in to verify that everything was ok and that services were working in our area before I decided to switch.
I might now have to downgrade my services to be able to continue to afford internet at all, as my wife is still disabled, there is only one income in the household.. and there are two growing kids that are in constant need of food!!! (no they are not fat or obese, they are thin and always active...and growing!)
My advice here...
~~MAKE THEM DOUBLE CHECK AND TRIPLE CHECK THEIR AVAILABILITY IN YOUR AREA BEFORE SWITCHING!!!~~
It has hurt me a great deal to make the switch, just to find out that in the 11th hr it was not available...(even though I called in half dozen times...)
I hope this will save someone form the same fate I am looking at now!!!
Damn, I wish Teksavvy was available in my area!!!... The second it is, I WILL be switching to them for sure!! This time I will have nothing to loose....
member for 1.7 years, 8 visits, last login: 1.7 years ago
updated 1.7 years ago
Re: In all Fairness... The Update and 'solution' has been as follows;
1) an offer was made by Teksavvy for the "Mistake" that they acknowledged they made. The offer was weak at best! Offering me a DSL setup at a "reduced" installation (part of a promo they are running right now) as well as a reduced price modem (also a promo they have running atm).
Is this a deal? NO it's an insult if anything! At this point their error cost me my deal with Rogers ($200+/year) and about another $50+ in activation fees so sign up with another ISP. Tek's "deal" would have cost me more for a far inferior service!
2) My refund was sent in the mail (snail mail) so chances are I will not see it for 3-5 business days, and it was sent out on the Friday after they told me my service could not be connected. The fact I do not have another $250 to sign up with another ISP until I get my refund back from Teksavvy means that I will be without internet for at least 10 business days!
THANK YOU TEKSAVVY!!! (min 10 business Days...WTF!)
3) I had sent an IM to Marc, the person who has been in touch with me since my first post, to see if there was a way to expedite the funds for the return on their end... I have yet to hear back from him. I called into Teksavvy and spoke with Accounting and they told me nothing can be done, unless a 'higher' up tells them otherwise.
So for the 10 business days I will now be without Internet; No Skype to my family in Germany/Florida, what do my kids do for research on their projects? the remote access I need for work? my wife to keep her occupied during her healing process...?? You see how deep this actually goes!!
I don't think that some people realize how much we (as consumers) rely on the internet on a daily basis for so many things and that something as 'simple' as switching ISP's (if not done correctly) can affect a lot of avenues in ones life!
Would I recommend Teksavvy now that I had the pleasure of dealing with them on a few levels...
well that is yet to be determined!
I can see a few changes that should be taken seriously by the management.
Try to "fix" their site and make 100% sure that if they say they can offer a service, that they actually deliver!!
Refund policies should be done faster to those who have been negatively affected by a fault of theirs, so another ISP can be initiated during the critical timelines. (i.e. rogers requires 30 days cancellation notice, Teksavvy can not set up a transfer of accounts until at least two weeks prior to the "cancellation" / Transfer date, setting up another ISP in case Tek drops the ball another 10 business days!) so where is the room for error you ask? well, there isn't any!
Do not insult someones intelligence by offering them a special "deal" for an error.. by offering a deal that is a promo running at that time! It's not hard to find the info on the website and "special" deals should be just that.. a special deal!
Simple Business Rules to live by;
'Solutions' the answer to all of life's problems
If you make a mistake, own up to it and fix it at all costs!
The Customer is the most valuable asset, without them you would not have a business.
'Errors', we are all human... we will make them! It's how we resolve the issues that set us apart form the competition
Customer service IS the most important part of any business.
~~~So here I am at the 11th Hr waiting to be able to make my next move~~~
Re: Love teksavvy
said by funlovo :He does seem to be raising a stink over nothing.
Suck it up you big baby. 10 days without Internet lol what if there was no power at all lol are you kidding me. See a doctor and it's not teksavvys fault bell has to take the blame I am sure you were read the terms of service at the time you signed up right? Due to crtc regulations teksavvys and others have no choice to run on third party networks and if due to crtcs being operated by former Bell and Rogers Cross and Bosses things are in the favor of the big telcos so really if third party is being difficult with teksavvys there could be delays. I singed up with teksavvys it took a while since there were actual problems with the wiring in my home and on bells network once those were sorted out my 25mb 1up del worked fine