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bbbc

join:2001-10-02
NorthAmerica
kudos:2
Reviews:
·FreedomPop
reply to slidebite

Re: UBB 2.0

said by slidebite :

So, how is teksavvy for phone and internet service anyhow?

I don't know if TekSavvy's VoIP product is available in AB or BC. I think the price is a bit spendy. I suggest you look into VoIP.ms (port your current number) and use an Obihai OBi202 ATA to hook up to your existing phones.

Internet service with TekSavvy is probably the best you're going to get in Canada. They are having growing pains (expansion-wise) since Telus and Bell backed UBB and consumers are turning to them as a viable alternative. TSI's CEO, Marc, is quite active on DSLR if you have probs. The only other challenge is installs, which requires one of the duoplies to accomplish. Telus has been pretty reliable with their appointments for wholesale (TSI) installs. Unfortunately, TSI West Cable isn't available in your neck of the woods, Alberta.

You do have to pay for your modem, install, and first month up front (probably shy of $200), but you also won't be in a contract nor will you get the consistant price increases. Oh, unlimited is only $7 more than a 75GB package, which is a no-brainer.

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titan_rw

join:2007-08-23

How long until the CLEC's are offering the new 50 meg plans that Telus has? They're using the same ports in the dslam, so the equipment is capable. I'd even be able to supply my own modem, capable of 50.

I'd have no problem switching if I could get the same speed, with no billing increases, and have it 'officially' be unlimited. Instead of having to rely on Telus simply not billing.


Ikarasu

join:2004-01-09
Port Coquitlam, BC

said by titan_rw:

How long until the CLEC's are offering the new 50 meg plans that Telus has? They're using the same ports in the dslam, so the equipment is capable. I'd even be able to supply my own modem, capable of 50.

I'd have no problem switching if I could get the same speed, with no billing increases, and have it 'officially' be unlimited. Instead of having to rely on Telus simply not billing.

From what I understand... The recent crtc ruling meant that they had to allow speed matching almost instantaneous. Now... that doesn't mean they'll add it at the same time, seeing as how they have to work out what price to charge, ect.

Best bet, is to post in the Teksavvy direct forum asking, or in the general Teksavvy forum. I imagine they'll start matching it soon, with Telus they've been matching pretty fast in the past.


bbbc

join:2001-10-02
NorthAmerica
kudos:2
Reviews:
·FreedomPop
reply to titan_rw

said by titan_rw :

How long until the CLEC's are offering the new 50 meg plans that Telus has?

Who knows... 25Mb ain't good enough for you until that day comes? I'm assuming your equating the CLEC terminology to wholesalers.

I'd have no problem switching if I could get the same speed, with no billing increases, and have it 'officially' be unlimited. Instead of having to rely on Telus simply not billing.

That sounds like a perfect world, but wholesalers generally don't subsidize equipment and installation costs unlike the duopolies which require a contract. In addition, you can't expect the bundled price you're used to since the wholesalers are primarily selling just broadband. I'd rather pay a little more for a company that gives a sh*t and doesn't transfer you overseas.

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titan_rw

join:2007-08-23

said by bbbc:

Who knows... 25Mb ain't good enough for you until that day comes? I'm assuming your equating the CLEC terminology to wholesalers.

As far as I was aware, CLEC is a correct term. Competitive Local Exchange Carrier. The 'main' carrier is an ILEC, Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier. Telus uses the term CLEC. In some of their voice prompts, it's "For CLEC ADSL, press 1, for Centrex assignment, press 2", etc.

said by bbbc:

That sounds like a perfect world, but wholesalers generally don't subsidize equipment and installation costs unlike the duopolies which require a contract.

Yea, so with the wholesaler not subsidizing equipment costs, there should be no cost if the customer provides their own equipment.

Also, when I signed up with telus from day 1, there was never any contract. (I've been with telus for dsl since they bought out cadvision here in Calgary in 2001 I think it was.) And they still provided the equipment. The equipment is there for you to use free of charge for as long as you have telus service. The only reason I see to sign a contract is to get their 6 month promo rate, and or any 'gift' that they have going at the time. Like the laptop / tablet thing. That still wouldn't get me to sign a long term contract. Not worth it when they start changing bandwidth agreements.

xtachx

join:2005-11-19
canada
Reviews:
·voip.ms
reply to bbbc

said by bbbc:

said by slidebite :

So, how is teksavvy for phone and internet service anyhow?

I don't know if TekSavvy's VoIP product is available in AB or BC. I think the price is a bit spendy. I suggest you look into VoIP.ms (port your current number) and use an Obihai OBi202 ATA to hook up to your existing phones.

There is a problem with this. The home security system does not work on the voip.ms system with an obihai router. I have tried it for a month with help from voip.ms staff (great people btw! really supportive and awesome!), but we couldnt get it working.
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