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HiVolt
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reply to Johnster

Re: Major CRTC decision next week. - CBB

said by Johnster:

I've read through this entire thread, and find it very interesting for one main reason; I'm about to cancel with Bell and I'm leaning towards signing up with TekSavvy, is there anything about this pending decision which would make it advisable for me to wait until it comes out to make my decision? I really dont need unlimited, and if prices drop I'm sure I can take advantage of it as TSI is month to month. The only think I can think of is if the decision is favourable to companies like TSI, then perhaps Bell will make me a sweeter offer to stay. Am I wrong?

Cheers

The only way Bell makes it "sweeter" is by deep discounts when bundled with two other services. Otherwise they give small or no discounts at all after an introductory deal expires.
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Johnster

join:2011-05-24

said by HiVolt:

said by Johnster:

I've read through this entire thread, and find it very interesting for one main reason; I'm about to cancel with Bell and I'm leaning towards signing up with TekSavvy, is there anything about this pending decision which would make it advisable for me to wait until it comes out to make my decision? I really dont need unlimited, and if prices drop I'm sure I can take advantage of it as TSI is month to month. The only think I can think of is if the decision is favourable to companies like TSI, then perhaps Bell will make me a sweeter offer to stay. Am I wrong?

Cheers

The only way Bell makes it "sweeter" is by deep discounts when bundled with two other services. Otherwise they give small or no discounts at all after an introductory deal expires.

I've been with Bell for about 18 years, and every stinking year I have to make the same stinking phone call begging for them to cut me a deal. In the end the deal they are offering is pretty much exactly what TSI is offering (with the exception of the ridiculous rental modem which I'm not allowed to purchase) and I wouldn't have to make the annual phone call. I'm sick of making the call, my only hesitation is fear of losing my internet connectivity during the switchover period. I work from home and that would be disastrous.

It's a shame that TSI can't also offer me a phone line, then I could drop Bell altogether.

plojo

join:2008-01-21
Longueuil, QC

»teksavvy.com/en/residential/phone/home-phone ?


bparanoid5

join:2009-07-17
reply to TSI Marc

Looks like you picked a bad week to quit amphetamines.



creed3020
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Kitchener, ON
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reply to AkFubar

said by AkFubar:

said by creed3020:

Thursdays are good days for CRTC decisions. It leaves us all of Friday to discuss!

and hopefully *gloat*

Oh most definitely! This thread will go from the current 7 pages to many, many more!

LOL @ Marc. Turns from alcohol to Legos. Makes me miss mine which are up in the attic ready for when the kids are of age.

Johnster

join:2011-05-24
reply to bparanoid5

said by bparanoid5:

Looks like you picked a bad week to quit amphetamines.

And sniffing glue...

Johnster

join:2011-05-24
reply to plojo

I called and asked about that, they told me they cannot offer me phone service right now as there is some sort of dispute with Bell.

Poser

join:2002-07-28
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reply to Johnster

said by Johnster:

I've read through this entire thread, and find it very interesting for one main reason; I'm about to cancel with Bell and I'm leaning towards signing up with TekSavvy, is there anything about this pending decision which would make it advisable for me to wait until it comes out to make my decision? I really dont need unlimited, and if prices drop I'm sure I can take advantage of it as TSI is month to month. The only think I can think of is if the decision is favourable to companies like TSI, then perhaps Bell will make me a sweeter offer to stay. Am I wrong?

Cheers

Bell has already made their move with the $10/$30 unlimited add-ons. I doubt you will see anything else come from their camp.

Johnster

join:2011-05-24

Bell has already made their move with the $10/$30 unlimited add-ons. I doubt you will see anything else come from their camp.

Thanks, that's what I was looking for.

slidebite

join:2012-12-07
Lethbridge, AB
reply to TSI Marc

I tried to get phone service with Teksavvy too so I can tell Telus to stuff it, but alas they don't offer it in my city out west yet.


videonerd

join:2007-01-21
reply to Johnster

said by Johnster:

I called and asked about that, they told me they cannot offer me phone service right now as there is some sort of dispute with Bell.

*coughtransfer to voip.ms then transfer to teksavvycough*

stevey_frac

join:2009-12-09
Cambridge, ON
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said by videonerd:

*coughtransfer to voip.ms then transfer to teksavvycough*

Ditto. $2 / month for a phone line. $.005 / minute for calls. Hard to beat.


andyb
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SW Ontario
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reply to TSI Marc

"Please be advised that Thursday's release (February 21) will be at 2:00 p.m. [Ottawa time]."



TSI Marc
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Chatham, ON
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»www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/whatsnew.htm

nice. yep. tomorrow at 2pm it is!
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jimatstorm
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join:2008-04-11
Russell, ON
reply to andyb

"Ottawa Time" that's funny, like Ottawa is in its own timezone



TSI Pierre
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reply to TSI Marc

said by TSI Marc:

»www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/whatsnew.htm

nice. yep. tomorrow at 2pm it is!

Nice! Let's keep some positive energy out there!
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TSI Marc
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reply to levesque739

said by levesque739:

said by TSI Marc:

No, we always had unlimited. I think all we had was unlimited at first.

From 2006... i see a 100gb limit, but no unlimited.

»goo.gl/nvRiA

you're right.

here's another:

»web.archive.org/web/200304131005···es-5.htm

...I think the thing is that we never actually charged for over usage, which is why I remember it that way. ...I had to build the systems to do that and for a brief period we did the two month rolling average thing is the only time we actually enforced it. (most likely what we'll go back to depending what the decision looks like)
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creed3020
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reply to jimatstorm

said by jimatstorm:

"Ottawa Time" that's funny, like Ottawa is in its own timezone

Yeah that is an odd statement.

Damm I am on the edge of my seat...


alienzzz
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join:2011-02-17
Verdun, QC
reply to jimatstorm

said by jimatstorm:

"Ottawa Time" that's funny, like Ottawa is in its own timezone

More like Ottawa lives in its own universe without any connection to reality. At least people who work for the government do.


Guspaz
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reply to TSI Marc

said by TSI Marc:

I had to build the systems to do that and for a brief period we did the two month rolling average thing is the only time we actually enforced it. (most likely what we'll go back to depending what the decision looks like)

That "brief period" (of rolling averages) lasted several years :P
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vincom

join:2009-03-06
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reply to TSI Marc

said by TSI Marc:

»www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/whatsnew.htm

nice. yep. tomorrow at 2pm it is!

what decision, the link doesnt mention anything on cbb

bbhog

join:2010-07-05
North York, ON

said by vincom:

what decision, the link doesnt mention anything on cbb

The announcement on what will be released on the 21st will be at 2pm... Ottawa time


AkFubar
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reply to TSI Marc

That's Thursday! That's a good sign.
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atmx093

join:2009-01-07
Gatineau, QC
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reply to TwiztedZero

said by TwiztedZero:

said by atmx093:

No. Tomorrow is the day. I can feel it.

Yoda you are not.

What have you to say now, hmmm?
Much to learn you still have, young padawan.


d4m1r

join:2011-08-25
reply to TSI Marc

Yay, I called it first on Thursday on page 2! Now where is my prize



Crappier

@videotron.ca

said by d4m1r:

Yay, I called it first on Thursday on page 2! Now where is my prize

Unfortunately, Marc drank it.

Better luck next year!

resa1983
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reply to TSI Marc

Cool.. Looking forward to the decision tomorrow.
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MaynardKrebs
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reply to TSI Marc

said by TSI Marc:

»www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/whatsnew.htm

nice. yep. tomorrow at 2pm it is!

Thursday late enough that CNOC can't get headlines in a business day paper if the decision is bad for them. It isn't after market close so as not to affect the price of ROBELLUS stock if it's bad for them. So you can see where I'm heading with this.


Davesnothere
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reply to Mike2009

said by Mike2009:

said by Gone:

said by resa1983:

I'm betting on Bell's rate dropping the most.

I dunno, I like to think that Cogeco will take a good asskicking when all is said and done.

They ALL need a good asskicking.

 
And the lineup starts HERE !

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Davesnothere
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reply to Johnster

said by Johnster:

said by bparanoid5:

Looks like you [Marc] picked a bad week to quit amphetamines.

And sniffing glue...

And Tim-Bits