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koreyb
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reply to CrazyCanuckz

Re: [Contest] 12 DAYS of GIVEAWAYS

said by CrazyCanuckz :

It is a big deal, seriously I wouldn't risk my privacy for some prize. It isn't worth it. Both facebook and twitter restrict information! I thought Teksavvy is fighting for net neutrality in fact they are not really.

Wow... Well simple answer... Don't agree... Don't take part.. Its as simple as that... This thread is rediculously long for something so stupid..


nanook
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said by graniterock:

Sometimes I'm critical... but it's because I care and want to see TSI succeed.


I hope the holidays are a restful one Marc!



said by koreyb:

Wow... Well simple answer... Don't agree... Don't take part.. Its as simple as that... This thread is rediculously long for something so stupid..

The points many of us are trying to make here include:

- If TekSavvy wants to reach out to customers, whether for a contest or to keep us apprised of more pressing issues, Facebook and Twitter won't do it for many of us.

- Although this is a bit of a digression, posting announcements on the DSLReports TekSavvy forum won't reach the vast majority of TekSavvy's customers either. I know lots of TekSavvy customers who don't even know this forum exists, let alone who monitor it.

- E-mail, perhaps with links to web pages and/or blogs, remains the single most universal and reliable means of communications from TekSavvy to its customer base. Unfortunately it's also the one TekSavvy seems to use the least.

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said by nanook:

- If TekSavvy wants to reach out to customers, whether for a contest or to keep us apprised of more pressing issues, Facebook and Twitter won't do it for many of us.

It's not for customers. Anyone can participate in the contest, whether they have TSI internet or not. All they have to do is like the page, pop in an email address and they are in. If you don't want to participate, that's your call, no one is making you, or making you have a Facebook page, but that's the way they've decided to run the contest.


nanook
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said by Bhruic:

If you don't want to participate, that's your call, no one is making you, or making you have a Facebook page, but that's the way they've decided to run the contest.

I could care less about contests. The concern that I'm trying to pass to TekSavvy is that they not rely on Facebook, Twitter, etc. as their main or sole means of communicating important stuff to their customers. That's all.

Bhruic

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said by nanook:

I could care less about contests. The concern that I'm trying to pass to TekSavvy is that they not rely on Facebook, Twitter, etc. as their main or sole means of communicating important stuff to their customers. That's all.

And where is the example of them doing that? And why bring it up in a contest thread? I mean, in what I quoted, you specifically state "whether for a contest", which gave the impression you do care about contests.

Personally, I don't want TSI to be only communicating via Facebook/Twitter either, but I haven't seen them doing that. All I've seen them do is only do a contest on Facebook, which since it's not for customers only, doesn't seem like it's a problem.


nanook
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said by Bhruic:

I mean, in what I quoted, you specifically state "whether for a contest", which gave the impression you do care about contests.

The full quote, with context, is "whether for a contest or to keep us apprised of more pressing issues..." makes it clear that I don't care about contests. The concern I'm trying to express to TekSavvy is that they not extend this beyond contests and other such trivia to more important stuff. It's also meant to point out that if TekSavvy wants to include all of their customers in a promotion, Facebook and Twitter alone won't accomplish that.

Personally, I don't want TSI to be only communicating via Facebook/Twitter either

Agreed. I've noticed over the years that much important stuff gets communicated only on DSLReports. [One example is the stop-sell on POTS transfers from Bhell. Another was the stop-sell on new cable installs. The only way to learn about them is to monitor DSLR or when you call TSI to request a transfer, which if you just gave notice to your current carrier is to late.]

That leaves out a lot of customers who don't participate here. I'd hate to see that practice extended to Facebook and Twitter. Many other posters on this thread have expressed similar concerns so it's not just me.

As for other companies doing this sort of stuff, lately several I deal with have offered discounts and promotions restricted to registered FB users, thus excluding me and many others like me. It's a trend that I don't want to see adopted by TekSavvy, which is why I expressed my concern, and nothing more.