Review by EastYorkGuy
Good "Cheap, easy to integrate into existing system"
- Location: East York,ON
- Cost: $16 per month
- Install: about 30 days
Bad "Not compatible with bittorrent protocol"
Overall "Expect to save money. Great service"
Ease of Installation:
Value for money:
(ratings match consensus)
Teksavvy sent me the ATA for a cost of $50 (Grandstream HT-502) which is connected downstream of the router (Asus RT-N10+) and the setup and install were relatively painless with only 1 session with tech support (beware of long wait times!).
We're on our second month now, and I'm becoming increasingly disappointed with the number of dropped calls - usually around the 12 minute mark. Teksavvy support has informed me that this is the nature of the service and to basically grin and bear it. On a good note, the ATA needed cycling only once and itself is very stable.
Keeping our old phone number ported over from Primus wasn't a problem save for their stupid $100 cancellation fee which should be a crime. I think VoIP needs a bit more time to mature before it's a true replacement for POTS.
Overall Teksavvy is Leagues better than the incumbents and I expect a lot from them. I do recommend Tektalk, but be sure to tread lightly with your bandwidth while you chat.
Update July 2014:
The good news is that using tektalk has lowered our monthly usage to a point where we only need 300 gb/mo. for our internet which saves us yet more $$.
When your torrent client is off, your phone conversations are crystal clear, and the calls are never dropped. Call as much long distance as you want and you'll never notice anything at the end of the month. Which is great.
We never have an issue anymore with this service; now that we know how to use it properly we recommend it to everybody we talk to and as always, feel sorry for all Bell and Rogers customers.
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