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morisato

join:2008-03-16
Oshawa, ON
Reviews:
·TekSavvy Cable
·TekSavvy DSL
·ELECTRONICBOX
reply to TSI Marc

Re: C'mon TekSavvy - Bring back your POTS offering

What You need to do is Come up with a workaround, Port the Number to tektalk, THen Port it back to the landline p:) Thus Your not Porting from a bell landline to a teksavvy landline. Aka Loophole!
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TSI Marc
Premium,VIP
join:2006-06-23
Chatham, ON
kudos:26

we dont endorse that.
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Guspaz
Guspaz
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join:2001-11-05
Montreal, QC
kudos:23
reply to HopingHoping

For some reason, this reminds me of:

said by Celebrity Jeopardy :

Sean Connery: I've got to ask you about the Penis Mightier.

Alex Trebek: What? No. No, no, that is The Pen is Mightier.

Sean Connery: Gussy it up however you want, Trebek. What matters is does it work? Will it really mighty my penis, man?

Alex Trebek: It's not a product, Mr. Connery.

Sean Connery: Because I've ordered devices like that before - wasted a pretty penny, I don't mind telling you. And if The Penis Mightier works, I'll order a dozen.

Alex Trebek: It's not a Penis Mightier, Mr. Connery. There's no such thing!

Nicholas Cage: Wait, wait, wait.. are you selling Penis Mightiers?

Alex Trebek: No! No, I'm not.

Sean Connery: Well, you're sitting on a gold mine, Trebek!

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TSI Marc
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Chatham, ON
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LOL that's hilarious.
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Marc - CEO/TekSavvy



Guspaz
Guspaz
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join:2001-11-05
Montreal, QC
kudos:23
reply to HopingHoping

The Celebrity Jeopardy sketches are my favourite Saturday Night Live sketches of all time
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TSI Andre
Got TekSavvy?
Premium,VIP
join:2008-06-03
Chatham, ON
kudos:24

+1

My favorite of all those is the "Things Trebek Sucks"!


malocite

join:2004-05-24
Hamilton, ON
Reviews:
·TekSavvy DSL
reply to HopingHoping

I am still holding out for a celebrity Jeopardy with Sean Connery, Burt Reynolds and Watson the Computer..... the jokes write themselves... why oh why can't they make it happen Stupid actors with stupid schedules....


Gladman911

join:2002-12-07
Pickering, ON
reply to HopingHoping

Using magicjack plus without issue. Will miss the 911 service (which is bulletproof), but other than that, you can't beat $0/month unlimited NA for the first year. (hardware was $55 on sale).


videonerd

join:2007-01-21
reply to morisato

It's not a loophole, you just uh, didn't like the VoIP service. yeah.



nitzguy
Premium
join:2002-07-11
Sudbury, ON
reply to malocite

said by malocite:

I am still holding out for a celebrity Jeopardy with Sean Connery, Burt Reynolds and Watson the Computer..... the jokes write themselves... why oh why can't they make it happen Stupid actors with stupid schedules....

I'm sure Norm MacDonald and Darrell Hammond are free, but getting Will Ferrell back to do Trebek might be the toughest part...

Although you're right, the jokes do write themselves .

Back On Topic, I guess I'm glad I got TSI POTS...but I was a net-new subscriber, I didn't come from Bell.

EDIT: to the TSI Peeps, is it possible for me to change my phone number? I've run into the unfortunate incident where I've received a phone number from a deceased person...telling the CBC to do their homework and check on whether or not a person is alive or not...doesn't put any faith in the CBC...but that's another topic for another day.

If its possible if someone could let me know via PM, if Not...I'll just have to figure something out because its getting very annoying.

HeadSpinning
MNSi Internet

join:2005-05-29
Windsor, ON
kudos:5
reply to morisato

said by morisato:

What You need to do is Come up with a workaround, Port the Number to tektalk, THen Port it back to the landline p:) Thus Your not Porting from a bell landline to a teksavvy landline. Aka Loophole!

That actually won't work. If the number is a native Bell number, it doesn't matter where it is coming from (Cable, VoIP, etc.), it still counts against the wholesale customer's maximums. Presumably, this is because Bell is too lazy to get their programmers to sift out the most recent carrier a number was ported from, rather than the original number owner.

Since the Wholesale POTS product is not tariffed, Bell can impose whatever commercial terms the wholesale customer agrees to - as unreasonable as they may be.
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braveneworld

join:2012-12-16
Etobicoke, ON

Marc/TSI -- I'd really love to port over both my landline and DSL business from Bell. Happy to use a waiting list, or the "handball" method. Suggestions for triggering either option would be gratefully received.


Charlez

join:2005-12-31
Canada
reply to HopingHoping

I have Bell home phone and Teksavvy DSL on the same line.

From what I have read, I cannot switch to Teksavvy. If I don't keep my current home phone number, would I be able to get Teksavvy home phone service?



TSI Keith
Premium
join:2012-07-09
kudos:5
reply to braveneworld

Hello,

At the moment there is no further word on this but I will ask around tomorrow and see if there might be any ETA or possible options (such as a waiting list)

In the meantime you mention phone and DSL. You're going to want to move the DSL service first (and could do so now if you'd like) to avoid any downtime. Before the stop sell on phone if we were to port a number over and order DSL at the same time the DSL would be delayed by approximately 5 business days. However if the DSL was brought over first, then the phone could be ported which shouldn't have any downtime.

Thank you,
Keith
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TSI Keith (E-Services) - TekSavvy Solutions Inc.
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cognizantt

join:2009-06-13
Montreal, QC

guspaz, that gave me the best laugh i've had this week. thank you.



Savant
Premium
join:2001-08-12
Toronto
reply to TSI Keith

So how old will I be before the POTS offering comes back? How about allowing current customers an inside track? The limits can't be so tight that you can't set a monthly quota. Heck, even if you have to have reps make notes and post it on a whiteboard at the end of the day it would be better than nothing. This is lost revenue, I'm surprised you guys haven't figured out a solution yet.
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TSI Keith
Premium
join:2012-07-09
kudos:5

I've asked around for any further possible update this morning. What I've been advised is that we haven’t forgotten about this services and we are still putting things together to bring back this service to some capacity.

As soon as we have further update we'll let you guys know here.
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TSI Keith (E-Services) - TekSavvy Solutions Inc.
Authorized TSI employee ( »TekSavvy FAQ »Official support in the forum )



xxgg

join:2004-01-15
reply to HopingHoping

Hope that TSI can start taking orders again...

As a DSL user, using a VoIP isn't saving me much money as the savings will go towards paying the DryLoop fee.

I would rather pay a cup of starbucks coffee price worth of money and get a stable landline.

Too bad cable service just suck in my area... DSL connection is just too consistant for me to give up


braveneworld

join:2012-12-16
Etobicoke, ON
reply to HopingHoping

Shoutout to the TSI team for seamlessly navigating a switch. Very, very happy with service both before and after change from the mothership. Thanks.



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

Shout out has been heard! Thanks!



sal

@rogers.com
reply to HopingHoping

Since the Teksavvy people haven't figured out a way to stop selling mid-month...

How about this. Assign one employee to task of making transfers from Bell. This is the only employee who is allowed to make this type of sale. Have that employee go through the waiting list each month up until the allowed number of transfers is reached. The employee can contact the people on the waiting list, ask if they still want to switch, then set everything up.

Give the other salespeople the ability to add to the waiting list, and to tell potential customers how long the list is, and estimate how many months they will have to wait.

The waiting list doesn't have to be fancy. It can be a text document. It might be a little tricky to make it accessible to several people, or track changes on it, but surely you have some sort of intranet, or way to share information?

Is that so hard? Why is it taking several months to figure this out?


ikolsteren

join:2002-04-08
Stoney Creek, ON
reply to HopingHoping

I just tried to transfer my home # as well and got the same deal.
Bell won't tell you why and gives you the run around. Says the order wasn't place properly, or that the number couldn't be ported. On TekSavvy side the first reps didn't know why the order wasn't going through till the third one told me about the stop sale. I am not sure about the VoIP service. Need to convince the wife



zong
Premium
join:2005-07-21
Scarborough, ON
Reviews:
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·mycybernet.net
·Switchworks
reply to HopingHoping

Just as an FYI everyone and I told this to the Tek rep when I signed up.

Telus cannot port numbers from Bell either.

I was told when we switched from Bell to Telus for everything (PRI, T1s, cellular, LD, conferencing) that they could not port our 1FL's (landlines) for the same reason.

This isn't just Tek. This is affecting others as well.

In fact, that was back in October 2012. I queried them again in late Feb 13, and the answer was the same.


Limber

join:2007-11-19
reply to HopingHoping

I'm no expert on the subject, but judging from Bell's prices for basic service, calling features, and long distance plans (many of which are obviously designed to overlap in such a way that it's difficult for a consumer to determine which one is cheaper for their needs), it seems to me that they must make a big percentage of their overall profits from POTS. Hell, their rates are so high compared to VOIP that anyone who makes more than a handful of long-distance calls pretty much has to purchase a long-distance plan to "save money". Blatantly greedy.

No surprise that Bell has clamped down the practice of porting to other telephone providers. They probably just allow the bare minimum of portings to avoid being charged with ant-competitive behavior.