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Six Month Rating

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Review by troisquatre See Profile

  • Location: H2b
  • Cost: $44 per month
Bad "3 weeks no install"
Overall "Maybe good if I can be installed"
Pre Sales information:
Install Co-ordination:
Connection Reliability:
Tech Support:
Services:
Value for money:
(ratings well below consensus)

Went online ordered the service the 6 th and ordered for an install on the 14 th.

Called the 14 th asking why I didn't get installed, they said we will get back to you probably the 19 you will get your install date.

Called back the 19 th no date yet they is an issue with videotron call back tomorrow. (my modem serial was not entered correctly)

Called the next day the 20 th we will get you an install date by tomorrow the 21. Called the 21 th please call next week the 27 th ...

So thats more than 6 call just for an install.

People on the phone we're correct not long waiting time but then again I would prefer an install date instead of this waiting and calling for absolutely nothing moving. Will update with better rating as soon as I can test the service.

member for 2 years, 3 visits, last login: 2 years ago
updated 2 years ago

Comments:

TSI Jonathan
Premium
join:2011-08-24
canada
kudos:10

Review

Hello troisquatre,

I trully apologize for what you had to go through so far and I want to take over from here. I'll make sure you stay up to date and that the information you receive is concrete. Can you please PM me TSI Jonathan See Profile your account information so that I can get things going for you. I'll make sure that evrything is on track and good to go.

Thank you,

TSI Jonathan
--
Social Media Relations Team Leader
Authorized TSI employee - Teksavvy Solutions Inc.
troisquatre

join:2012-11-25
H2b

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troisquatre

join:2012-11-25
H2b

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Review by telecia.knight

  • Location: L4C2T
  • Cost: $28 per month
Good "Price"
Bad "Service, Customer Service, Long wait times"
Pre Sales information:
Install Co-ordination:
Connection Reliability:
Tech Support:
Services:
Value for money:
(ratings well below consensus)


I joined Teksavvy due to the affordable prices and reviews of great
customer service. Shortly after joining I was not able to connect. I called
Teksavvy technical support to discuss. The voice recording stated that
they were experiencing connection issues in my area and they were trying
to address the issues as quickly as possible. The recording also mention
how to reset the modem to see if it would resolve the connections issues.
Due to the message provided I disconnected the call and waited for them to fix the issues. I tried reset the modem to no success. Two days following I would reset my modem when I came
home from work I would reset to no success.

On the third day I reset and my internet started to work. I then called
customer service to find out if they would be crediting the account for the
days I was without service. The customer service agent explained that the
issue was resolved that day. I would not be eligible for a credit on my
account as I did not speak to technical support about my loss of service
as a result they are not aware of how many days I was without service.

I asked the rational of advising customer via recording that they are
experiencing service difficulties in their area if the expect them to
remain on the line. He agreed that he understood my rational but it is
beyond his control. I asked to speak to the Customer Service Supervisor.
They stated that the CS Supervisor wouldn't be able to assist as it is
related to a Technical Support.

I spoke with them to no success I attempted to cancel due to the cancel
service and inquired if I could return the modem as I only had it for
approximately 2 weeks in order to reduce my out of pocket cost due to the
up front fees associated with signing up with Tekksavy. Please noted 2
weeks is a reasonable return time for most retailers. She then mentioned a
slew of fees that weren't mention at time of purchase.

The service might be much improved if Teksavvy technical support team
sticks with repairs instead of attempting to following up with Customer
concerns. To make matters worse the speed which I use to get with our
internet has greatly depleted.

Both calls resulted in a 45 minute wait to even speak to an agent.

Do your research, I stay because of the equipment purchased and upfront fees that I would be out off. I have the cheapest internet plan so the credit to my account would of been less than $5. Its not the amount its the mere principle. As a result of their poor service my mother has decided to go with Comwave for internet provider.

(review was emailed from domain gmail.com)
lodged 2 years ago

Comments:

TSI Jonathan
Premium
join:2011-08-24
canada
kudos:10

Your review

Hello telecia.knight,

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We definitely appreciate the feedback and I can understand how frustrating that must of been. What I will forward from this review is that we should add in our recording when outages happen that if you are still experiencing issues after 24hrs to contact us again to see if it is still related. If you could PM me TSI Jonathan See Profile your account information, I would like to use it as an example.

For the wait times, it is something we are aware of and we just hired on 20 more representatives to assist with that and even opened a new office in Gatineau where we will have an additional 12 more representative there for now.

Again, thank you for taking the time to write this review. It definitely helps us to see where we can do better in the future.

Thank you,

TSI Jonathan
--
Social Media Relations Team Leader
Authorized TSI employee - Teksavvy Solutions Inc.

Review by (hidden by request)

  • Location: Purgato
  • Cost: $70 per month
Good "Hasn't gone down but once every few months"
Bad "1/2 the advertised bandwidth, inept and argumentative support staff,"
Overall "1/2 the advertised bandwidth"
Pre Sales information:
Install Co-ordination:
Connection Reliability:
Tech Support:
Services:
Value for money:
(ratings well below consensus)

I've been told on numerous occassions that the speeds listed are: "up to"
and that they are legally covered. However, I consistently get 1/2 the
advertised bandwidth and have been told over and over by different reps
that this is perfectly okay. They keep emphasizing "UP TO". I've probably
submitted 20 line speed tickets and none of them has resulted in any action
or change. Add to that the amount of time that you spend on hold and that's
probably 20 hours of my life I'll never get back and half the time they
mess up the ticket. Another thing is how they respond to "updated
tickets". They send out a generic email saying "call us if anything is
still wrong" and of course it always still is, but you have to wait another
hour on hold just to find out that the last rep messed up your ticket.

(review was emailed from domain gmail.com)
lodged 2 years ago

Comments:

JonF
Premium
join:2012-11-22
Chatham, ON

Up to Speeds

Hello,

I would like to take a look at your line to see what I can do for you. Could you please PM me your account OID, CID or phone number so that I may look into this issue for you?

purgato

@reliablehosting.com

Re: Up to Speeds

I've been on the phone probably 50 times. I even bought a different modem at your request. Of all the countless hours of phone and diagnosis time I spent, not once, not once was anything ever done on my behalf.

JonF
Premium
join:2012-11-22
Chatham, ON

Re: Up to Speeds

I do apologize if you feel that you were put through all of this for nothing. I would love to look into this so we can reach a resolution. Please send me your account information and I will personally look into this issue for you.

purgato

@distributel.net

Re: Up to Speeds

Your company has shown me nothing but contempt. I don't believe you will help me. There's no reason for me to cooperate with you.

TSI Martin
Premium
join:2006-02-23
Chatham, ON
kudos:33

Re: Up to Speeds

If you'd like to give me the opportunity to call you so we can discuss the situation, it'll be my pleasure to find out what's going on.

Please let me help you as we do take problems of our customers seriously.

Thanks,
Martin
--
TSI Martin (Escalations / Social Media) - TekSavvy Solutions Inc.
Authorized TSI employee ( »»TekSavvy FAQ »Official support in the forum )
Follow me on Twitter : @TSIMartin

Review by emmydorie

  • Location: L1J1H
  • Cost: $45 per month
Good "Very reassuring"
Bad "Terrible service, understandability, and LIES"
Overall "No one new what they were talking about... refund took 2 weeks"
Pre Sales information:
Install Co-ordination:
Connection Reliability:
Tech Support:
Services:
Value for money:
(ratings well below consensus)

I called Tek Savvy to install cable internet service in my house.

I set up the account online and pre-paid $219 for the service, installation
and modem. I never received any payment confirmation or indication my
account had been processed, so I called in. I was told no one contacted me
because they were looking to see if my area was serviceable. I was assured
it was, and that I would be receiving confirmation as to when a technician
will come by to install.

Literally the next day, I get a call from Tek Savvy stating that my area
was, in fact, NOT serviceable for cable internet, and that my only option
was DSL, and since I didn't have a house phone line, it was an extra $15 a
month. Needless to say, I was not interested in this and proceeded to
cancel my account. I asked how my refund would be handled, and I was was
told it would come back to me the same way I sent it in, via email. I was
told to expect it in my account within 2 days. 3 days passed and the money
never came. I called in to inquire about the status of my refund, and I
was told that they only issue refunds via cheque, and the cheques only get
written on Fridays. I have to wait 2 weeks for a refund of service that I
never even received.

I AM SO PISSED. This has been the worst experience of my entire life. I
was so looking forward to having Tek Savvy service, so this whole
experience has been disappointing at best. I am embarrassed for them.
It's service and BS like this that send people to Rogers and Bell. Shame
on you Tek Savvy.

(review was emailed from domain gmail.com)
lodged 2 years ago

Comments:

TSI Danielle
Premium
join:2012-05-31
kudos:11

re: your review

Thank you for your comments. We definitely do not want the sign up experience to be like this. Can you please email your information to sm@teksavvy.com ? I'd like to have a look at the situation and see what can be done.

With regards to the serviceable issue, I'm sorry that things were not clearer. We do have access to many areas, but there are certain areas of Rogers' and Bell's footprints we do not have access to as of yet and that may be what happened in your case. I apologize that this was not communicated to you clearly.

Thank you,
Danielle
--
TSI Danielle
Social Media Relations
Teksavvy Solutions Inc.

Review by zaphodd42 See Profile

  • Location: Kitchener,ON
  • Cost Contract price not specified.
Good "price, rest TBA"
Bad "No Internet yet"
Overall "TBA"
Pre Sales information:
Install Co-ordination:
Connection Reliability:
Tech Support:
Services:
Value for money:
(ratings below consensus)

I joined Teksavvy for the cable 28 pkg on Oct. 26, the same day I cancelled my other cable service. When I signed up, there must of been some miscommunication between the sales rep and I, and the switchover(installation) wasn't as smooth as I expected.
Then a supported modem wouldn't work, so ordered and received Thomson 476 from them.
As of Oct 31, intermittent connection, and about 6 hours now spent on phone with tech support.
Will update and advise on how it goes!

member for 2.1 years, 0 visits, last login: 2.1 years ago
lodged 2.1 years ago

Comments:

TSI Martin
Premium
join:2006-02-23
Chatham, ON
kudos:33

Issues.

Would you please post in the »TekSavvy Direct forum so I may take a look at the issue. You can also contact me via PM TSI Martin See Profile

Review by andrew_n See Profile

  • Location: Waterloo,ON
  • Cost: $50 per month
Good "When it works, you get internet"
Bad "Multi-hour hold times, frequent disconnects, zero support"
Overall "Hell no"
Pre Sales information:
Install Co-ordination:
Connection Reliability:
Tech Support:
Services:
Value for money:
(ratings well below consensus)

I started using TekSavvy many years ago back in Alberta when they were a scrappy underdog ISP. They had good service, reasonable prices, and the only outage I remember was caused by a major fire in a cable vault in downtown Vancouver. I liked them and recommended them to friends.

Now I use their cable service in Ontario, and I'm extremely happy to be cancelling their service. They've launched a major expansion program to hundreds of new cities, but their customer support and service has not been able to keep up. Even the founder has quit.

The downstream speeds are fine, but you have to pay a ridiculous $50+/month to get even 1Mbps upstream. Getting connected involves paying a large fee to wait for a Rogers technician to do the install--TekSavvy has no people on the ground. The service is frequently down, and tech support is useless. No matter what the problem is, they blame Rogers, and tell you to power-cycle your modem and reset your cookies and clear your cache. Even if the problem is not getting an address from DHCP, tcpdump shows others getting addresses, and you've already power-cycled your modem a dozen times while waiting on hold. When you ask who to complain to about the poor service, the tech support and customer service people smugly reply, "Oh, that would be me."

However, the major issue is hold time. If you ever have a problem, or a simple question, or want to change your speed package or credit card number on file--you-ll have to spend at least 1-2 hours(!!) on hold, with no indication of your place in line or how long it will take. It is torture. And when you do get through, expect to be put on hold for at least half an hour more while the person on the other end tries to do it. Only to get an email the next day saying that your request was "rejected" and would you please call them again at your earliest convenience.

Stay away!

EDIT: 2012-10-24 The day after I posted this review, they disconnected my internet, even though I'd requested cancellation in two weeks when I moved.

member for 5.6 years, 12 visits, last login: 2.1 years ago
updated 2.1 years ago

Comments:

TSI Andre
Got TekSavvy?
Premium,VIP
join:2008-06-03
Chatham, ON
kudos:24

Response

Hi andrew_n,

It sound like you've been through a lot with us and that you feel let down from the experiences you’ve had with us. I want you to know what we have done to better ourselves and that we still have a great amount of fight in us left. I also hope that I can make you change your mind and consider staying with us or at least keep us in mind for the future.

Over the past couple of years, we have expanded our cable product reach by partnering up with Videotron, Rogers, Cogeco and as any business looking for growth, we will continue to do so. I do admit that in the process of expanding ourselves and building these new partnerships, that there have been many growing pains however we have been extremely diligent towards making things better. We have been working with these partners to bring the best possible service to our customers but to also to simplify processes between us. What it really comes down to is that many of our new partners are not used to dealing with “scrappy underdogs” like us and especially not with the volume we represent. In addition to all of this, we have been growing at an extremely fast rate which provides us the need to make internal adjustments to all that we do. Here are some of the things that we recently did to adjust ourselves to this growth:

- Implemented a new internal phone system to better meet demands
- Hired 40+ associates within a couple of months
- Implemented better performance procedures
- Increase our Social Media presence
- Implemented a new website to help us streamline processes
- Much more…

With all of this “chaos” there will be some growing pains. New associates will need to be trained and developed as experts; we will need to find better and more efficient ways to do things.

As for the pricing, I honestly believe that our pricing is fair. Today’s internet isn't cheap like the good old days but we do certainly like to remain competitive. The one thing that you will always receive from TekSavvy is a different (good) customer experience. Sure there are going to be times where our customers may not agree with some outcomes or sometimes our customers may get a newer associate however I would challenge anyone to tell me they get the compassion that we deliver from anywhere else.

As for hold times, I have said this may times before in other posts and I will stay true to it. We have significantly dropped our wait times compared to what they were this time last year. I do agree that we have a lot of improvement to do to get to that “perfect” state, and we are sincerely working on it. Shifts in CRTC rulings and changes within the ISP industry have really pushed us to be extremely adaptive which is normal. We just choose to be adaptive with a little “scrap”. August, September and some of October are busy times for us and we used last years, and previous years forecasting to best decide on how we would staff, however as you may remember last year, we had a lot of Stop-Sells for service so predicting what today would be like was extremely difficult.

At the end of the day, you will need to make a decision if some bad experiences will make you switch to somewhere else or if you genuinely believe in what we believe in, which is to brings a fair solution to Canadians. I sure hope that you choose to stay.
If there is anything I can do to help out with your specific situation, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Andre@teksavvy.com

Thanks,

Andre
Director of Service Delivery
--
TSI Andre
Director of Service Delivery
Authorized TekSavvy Employee ( »TekSavvy FAQ »Official support in the forum )
Follow me on Twitter!
andrew_n

join:2009-04-19
Waterloo, ON

Re: Response

And now today I don't have internet at all. Looks like you disconnected me early.

TSI Andre
Got TekSavvy?
Premium,VIP
join:2008-06-03
Chatham, ON
kudos:24

Re: Response

Hi Andrew_N,

I see that you posted int he direct forum. I ask someone to work on it right away. We are working on getting that fixed for you.

Thanks,

Andre
hack_w

join:2010-01-22
North York, ON

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Unreachable customer support

What andrew_n said is absolutely true. I called teksavvy at lease 5 times, and I was always put on hold AUTOMATICALLY to listen to music indefinitely every time. Teksavvy's customer support used to be easy to reach, but it has changed. I've been a loyal customer of teksavvy for over 2 years. Now I'm considering moving.
ftp1020

join:2007-01-30
Canada

Re: Unreachable customer support

said by hack_w:

Now I'm considering moving.

You're not alone.

erfans

join:2008-10-10
Canada
kudos:1
Yup, when I had issues with my connection. I would usually wait for at least an hour to get to a representative on the phone. This happened every time I called.

TSILiz
Premium
join:2012-08-20
kudos:6

response

said by hack_w:

What andrew_n said is absolutely true. I called teksavvy at lease 5 times, and I was always put on hold AUTOMATICALLY to listen to music indefinitely every time. Teksavvy's customer support used to be easy to reach, but it has changed. I've been a loyal customer of teksavvy for over 2 years. Now I'm considering moving.

I'm sorry to hear of your dissatisfaction. Please message us in the direct forum anytime if you have questions or need any assistance.

Crowbar1

join:2009-06-23
Toronto , ON

1 edit

Re: response

said by TSILiz:

Please message us in the direct forum anytime if you have questions or need any assistance.


Review by OrlyMcC See Profile

  • Location: Nepean,ON
  • Cost: $40 per month (month by month)
  • Install: about 2 days
Good "Time to connect"
Bad "Tech support, customer support, reliability"
Overall "No Internet service and disappointing technical support"
Pre Sales information:
Install Co-ordination:
Connection Reliability:
Tech Support:
Services:
Value for money:
(ratings below consensus)

We switched from Rogers to teksavvy last month after getting fed up with deplorable service from Rogers. Our experience with teksavvy was worse. We lost Internet service four days ago, spent countless hours on hold, had several calls dropped with no follow-up, and we're given no info about how or when service would be restored. Apparently the issue was with the Rogers cable so we were still at their mercy, only even more so as a teksavvy customer. Any info we got was second hand from Rogers and made no sense.

After spending two hours in hold today and getting cut off and not getting called back after explicitly asking to be contacted if the call was dropped, we decided to cancel our service. I spoke to a supervisor in customer support who said he could cancel the account. When I asked if we could get a credit fit the last several days of non-service he said I'd have to talk to tech support. He transferred me. Another 45 minutes on hold only to be told we couldn't get credited because account was cancelled. Really???? Goodbye and good riddance. We would not recommend teksavvy to anyone, particularly anyone who is looking for an alternative to Bell or Rogers. The only difference, apparently, is that support is even worse if the issue is with one of those two providers - maybe because you're b-listed as a non-Bell/non-Rogers customer.

Sent from my iPhone

member for 2.1 years, 4 visits, last login: 2.1 years ago
updated 2.1 years ago

Comments:

TSI Pierre
Baby, Wanna see what 300Gigs looks like?
Premium
join:2011-09-23
Chatham, ON

Very Sorry to hear this..

Hi,

I'm very sorry to hear this, yes we have been experiencing some intermittent outages over the past few days and we are working rectify the issue.

Can you please PM me and I will look into this further for you.

Thanks
Pierre A
--
TSI Pierre - TekSavvy Solutions Inc.
VP Operations

JaimeRR

@ttc.ca

Re: Very Sorry to hear this..

I'm having the same problem. I've been waiting for three weeks just to get my new account online. I've had two unsuccessful visits from Rogers technicians that don’t care to solve the problem – they bail as soon as they can and then it’s impossible to get them to come back. I’m so disappointed - - I’m probably going to have to go back to Rogers or Bell.

Crowbar1

join:2009-06-23
Toronto , ON

Rogers to TSI

I'm confused , why would ROBBERS be involved with DSL ?
OrlyMcC

join:2012-10-15
Nepean, ON

Re: Rogers to TSI

That's my fault. I should have chosen teksavvy cable rather than teksavvy dsl. I blame the fact that I had to make the post on my phone since I couldn't access the internet on my computer.

Crowbar1

join:2009-06-23
Toronto , ON

Re: Rogers to TSI

said by OrlyMcC:

That's my fault. I should have chosen teksavvy cable rather than teksavvy dsl. I blame the fact that I had to make the post on my phone since I couldn't access the internet on my computer.

No Problem , i was just confused why Rogers was involved with this . If you acquired TSI cable and already have Rogers internet all you would need to do is switch modems and wait to be activated ( provisioned )
OrlyMcC

join:2012-10-15
Nepean, ON

Furthermore...in disappointing customer service land

To add insult to injury... after I spent 40 minutes on hold waiting to talk to a customer service rep to cancel the account and probably another 15, at least, waiting to be transferred to tech support to discuss a refund for the days we didn't have Internet (because tech support looks after that? Really?), I connected with a tech support rep, gave all the account validation info again (name of account holder, phone number, address, method of payment) and was told he would have to out me on hold to talk to his supervisor. Supervisor denied the request for a refund so I asked to speak to the supervisor. Back on hold ... holding, holding... finally back to the tech support rep who told me his supervisor couldn't speak with me because I wasn't the account holder. So I had to put my husband in the line. Because apparently it's 1920. Pretty sure this has got to be a strategy to get people just to give up and hang up. Probably good for managing call volume, but not a great strategy for a customer satisfaction standpoint. Whatever. At the end of the call, still no compensation for lost service. Time to move on. Lesson learned. Friends who were thinking of moving to TS notified.

TSI Danielle
Premium
join:2012-05-31
kudos:11

Re: Furthermore...in disappointing customer service land

Hi,

I'm sorry for the experience that you've had. We can certainly have a look at everything and see if we can rectify the situation for you.

Could you please post your account information into »TekSavvy Direct so that we can have a look and see what can be done to fix things.

Thank you,
Danielle
--
TSI Danielle
Social Media Relations
Teksavvy Solutions Inc.
OrlyMcC

join:2012-10-15
Nepean, ON

Re: Furthermore...in disappointing customer service land

Done.

Review by samboi0 See Profile

  • Location: Nepean,ON
  • Cost: $55 per month
  • Install: about 10 days
Good "Good speed when everything is working"
Bad "Hell sets loose when things go wrong, takes forever to fix an issue"
Overall "If you dont heavily rely on internet usage at home and dont mind outage for days, Teksavvy is for you :)"
Pre Sales information:
Install Co-ordination:
Connection Reliability:
Tech Support:
Services:
Value for money:
(ratings below consensus)

I got my internet services through Teksavvy, supposed to be activated on 10th september. But then due to some activation issues and the fact that they sent me the wrong modem, they had to resend me the modem and then activation took couple of more days. So despite ordering my internet on the 4th Sep, it got finally activated on 14th september. I thought to myself that maybe the startup took some time but everything will be fine.

Then, two days ago on 1st October, my connection went down again, the upstream (US) LED which was green, had turned blue now. After trying several power cycles myself, I called up customer service. Firstly, it takes forever to get a hold on to a CSR, and afterwards, if they start being rude and blaming me that i am doing something wrong, thats just not right. I couldnt even raise a ticket for it on Oct 1st.

Then on Oct 2nd, early in the morning i called them again, this time the rep wasnt rude, but she took forever to determine that it is a routing issue by constantly asking me traceroute different webpage addresses. I kept patient with her and eventually she provided me with a ticket number.

Oct 3rd today, called up again, and they are telling me the issue wont be looked at until 24 hrs has passed??? Why is that? Is that some kind of mandotary waiting period, again with rudeness they asked me anything else and hung up.

Now, I am seriously considering to switching away from Teksavvy, I had joined this ISP based on the fact that many ppl were speaking of it, both negative n positive, but i still tried to take my chances. Didnt turn out so well, just had 2 weeks of internet service over the past month, and currently there is still no internet at my home (FYI we are heavy internet users at home and rely a lot on connectivity, so it is even more frustrating)

Question is should I just quit Teksavvy?

member for 2.2 years, 4 visits, last login: 1.9 years ago
updated 2.2 years ago

Comments:

TSI Danielle
Premium
join:2012-05-31
kudos:11

re: your review

I'm sorry for the bad experience you've had. I'm concerned that you've gotten agents that you've stated were rude. Could you please PM me your account information and I'd like to have a look to see what we can do to resolve this for you.

Thank you,
Danielle

TSI Martin
Premium
join:2006-02-23
Chatham, ON
kudos:33

Teksavvy

Sorry to hear of your issues.

Looks like the issue was resolved. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like we did anything on our end. Testing done together in our Direct Forum showed no problems. It doesn't look like any troubleshooting was done on our end as there were never any tickets opened.

If you do have any other issues, please don't hesitate to contact us as we're always here to help.

Regards,
Martin
--
TSI Martin (Escalations / Social Media) - TekSavvy Solutions Inc.
Authorized TSI employee ( »»TekSavvy FAQ »Official support in the forum )
Follow me on Twitter : @TSIMartin
samboi0

join:2012-10-03
Nepean, ON

Re: Teksavvy

There was a ticket opened actually ref number: 2513686.

And yes the issue did got resolved so I will be quiet for now , if anything else happens, I will be sure to update here. And if nothing else goes wrong, I will mention about that too. Cheers!
samboi0

join:2012-10-03
Nepean, ON
Actually the issue is back, now that I connect it to my router I cannot connect to internet anymore, it seems like only if it is connected to my PC, it works, otherwise, it doesnt.

TSI David
TSI David
Premium,VIP
join:2007-06-25
Chatham, ON
kudos:8

Re: Teksavvy

Hi samboi0,

I have replied to your direct thread with a workaround to get this fixed.

Regards,

David

Review by downtownr See Profile

  • Location: Toronto,ON
  • Cost: $70 per month
  • Install: about 3 days
Good "It's great when it works but that's not very often."
Bad "Down for 11 days during first month. Noticeable congestion at night."
Overall "If you need reliable service with consistent speeds stick with Rogers."
Pre Sales information:
Install Co-ordination:
Connection Reliability:
Tech Support:
Services:
Value for money:
(ratings well below consensus)

The initial transfer didn't work out because of poor coordination between TekSavvy and Rogers. As a result, I was down for 3 days. This was after I followed the suggested process as noted in these forums.

This was followed by being down for 11 days after receiving slightly more than 2 weeks of decent service. What I mean by decent is that there was noticeable congestion between 7 and 10pm but not to the point where it was unusable.

I was with Rogers for 11 years, downtime was measured in hours (often less than 1), not days!

Tech Support was brutal. I'm almost certain that most of them don't read the notes or don't know how to read the notes on the account as every time I called in we had to give them all my modem information again. Why is this???

The grass isn't always greener @ TekSavvy. Often times, it's yellow!

Update 9/28

Congestion has gone from noticeable to terrible. No YouTube, no XBOX, only text based web pages load decently...back to the late 90's everyone!

Update 10/15

Absolutely disgusting speeds from 7pm onwards. The internet is unusable for anything other than text based websites. The promised POI upgrade is always just around the corner but from what I gather this has been the case for months now. Just terrible.

Update 9/18/2012

I'm pretty sure they have oversold again. The speed at 6pm is 1.42 Mbps. Thank you TSI for the "excellent" service...

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Crowbar1

join:2009-06-23
Toronto , ON

Re: Cable Issues

Rogers doesn't want you to have a pleasant experience with anybody other than them , they'll do anything to keep your business with them . If TSI orders upgrades to avoid these things do you think Rogers is gonna care ?

TSI Martin
Premium
join:2006-02-23
Chatham, ON
kudos:33

No Stop Sell

Hello,

In regards to your 9/18/2012 update.

There isn't any reports of congested POI's. If you wouldn't mind posting in the »TekSavvy Direct forum & we may be able to find out more of what's going on.

Regards,
Martin
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koreyb
Open the Canadian Market NOW

join:2005-01-08
East York, ON
Reviews:
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D2 or D3 Modem

Crazy Question... Do you have a D2 or D3 modem? If it's D2, I'm willing to bet that is part of your problem...

In the GTA, anything over 10mb should be using a D3 modem, cause the Rogers Network just isn't able to handle single channel Cable inet anymore.

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  • Location: Guelph,ON
  • Cost: $48 per month (month by month)
  • Install: about 30 days
Good "They try to create some competition with Rogers and Bell"
Bad "It only works during Off-Peak hours. No evening Gaming or Netflix"
Overall "With not being able to update your modems firmware, steer clear"
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(ratings well below consensus)

TSI Martin does a great job posting in the forums. Too bad its mostly a front to look like good customers service.

If you have any real problems, they are un-willing to help you. Consistently hide behind its Rogers, or its Bell.

All business rely on their vendors, it up to THEM to WORK with them and get things resolved for their customers, not play mediator. Its like bring your car to the dealership and being told, "oh, well, we didn't make that transmission, we'll mediate that getting fixed with supplier for you". What really happens is the dealer takes ownership of the issue, and just fixes the damn problem.

For those that need peak time internet, stay away. Probably good for heavy download during off peak times.

UPDATED:
With the in-ability to update you modems firmware, they have shirked yet another responsibility as an ISP. It is the ISPs responsibility regardless of company policy. It is also clearly defined in the DOCSIS standard.

Expect to have to buy a new modem yearly from Teksavvy to be under warranty and "supported". After being forced into a new modem(or cancelling) because I had continuous disconnections I bought a new modem they offered at a discount. Little did I know it would take more than a week and constant back and forth with them for it to get provisioned.

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koreyb
Open the Canadian Market NOW

join:2005-01-08
East York, ON

I don't have issues but....

I never have any issues with TSI cable with netflix or any other service... so it's either a local node issue which a DOCIS 3 modem can help.. or the local POI is congested.. but it's not TSI as a whole.