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XR999
See ya Rogers.

join:2010-05-24
Ottawa, ON
kudos:1
Reviews:
·TekSavvy Cable
·Bell Sympatico
·voip.ms
reply to koreyb

Re: Rogers worried?

I remember getting an almost identical envelope earlier this week, of course it probably spent 5 minutes in my home before it was sent through the paper shredder.

I mean seriously Rogers, the only advantage that your "offer" has over my current TekSavvy cable service is the increased download speed. Otherwise I have 100GB more bandwidth, pay $5 less a month, experience no DNS BS, I don't have some c*** modem/Wi-Fi combo and TekSavvy doesn't call you every couple of months with "offers" because all you have is Internet service through them.

geokilla

join:2010-10-04
North York, ON
Reviews:
·TekSavvy Cable
Good deal. Being a current Rogers customer for TV and wireless phone, speaking with retentions would give me a higher probability of getting unlimited bandwidth usage, and a good wireless retention plan if I have all 3 services.

said by XR999:

I remember getting an almost identical envelope earlier this week, of course it probably spent 5 minutes in my home before it was sent through the paper shredder.

I mean seriously Rogers, the only advantage that your "offer" has over my current TekSavvy cable service is the increased download speed. Otherwise I have 100GB more bandwidth, pay $5 less a month, experience no DNS BS, I don't have some c*** modem/Wi-Fi combo and TekSavvy doesn't call you every couple of months with "offers" because all you have is Internet service through them.

Teksavvy 35/3 is $50/month, so where'd you get $5 less per month? Not quite sure what you mean by DNS BS either. Only downside is 200GB/month compared to 300GB/month.

koreyb
Open the Canadian Market NOW

join:2005-01-08
East York, ON
Reviews:
·VMedia
·Rogers Hi-Speed
said by geokilla:

Good deal. Being a current Rogers customer for TV and wireless phone, speaking with retentions would give me a higher probability of getting unlimited bandwidth usage, and a good wireless retention plan if I have all 3 services.

said by XR999:

I remember getting an almost identical envelope earlier this week, of course it probably spent 5 minutes in my home before it was sent through the paper shredder.

I mean seriously Rogers, the only advantage that your "offer" has over my current TekSavvy cable service is the increased download speed. Otherwise I have 100GB more bandwidth, pay $5 less a month, experience no DNS BS, I don't have some c*** modem/Wi-Fi combo and TekSavvy doesn't call you every couple of months with "offers" because all you have is Internet service through them.

Teksavvy 35/3 is $50/month, so where'd you get $5 less per month? Not quite sure what you mean by DNS BS either. Only downside is 200GB/month compared to 300GB/month.

Rogers has some issues with their DNS servers I think he was getting at, plus they inject into the websites sometimes.. USAGE is the big difference, and 5 bucks to get 100 more gigs a month, is actually a good deal in comparison. My past experience with ROGERS echos what was said here by others.. I also feel customer service although not perfect, is much better on TSI


XR999
See ya Rogers.

join:2010-05-24
Ottawa, ON
kudos:1
Reviews:
·TekSavvy Cable
·Bell Sympatico
·voip.ms
reply to geokilla
I should have been more clear that I'm not on the 35/3 tier, nor can I be if I wanted to as the Richmond Road POI here in Ottawa doesn't move to ATPIA service till this summer. My current service is 18/.512 which costs $39.95 plus tax. Hence why I said that the only advantage Rogers had with that offer was increased speed.

Also the DNS BS refers to the fact Rogers offers no permanent opt-out of their DNS hijacking (whereas Bell does offer one) they use when you mistype a website address (and are subsequently redirected to a Rogers ad laden page) or reach 80% of your cap in a month. Their opt-out, unless it's changed since I left, was simply them setting a cookie that results in redirect pages leading to fake error pages.

InvalidError

join:2008-02-03
kudos:5
reply to koreyb
said by koreyb:

USAGE is the big difference, and 5 bucks to get 100 more gigs a month, is actually a good deal in comparison.

In that deal description, the modem is included in Rogers' deal... for me, the free modem and $5/month lower cost would be far more valuable than 100GB/month. (I think I haven't used more than ~100GB/month in the past 2-3 years... only used 35GB last month.)

koreyb
Open the Canadian Market NOW

join:2005-01-08
East York, ON
Based on the fact I already have wifi and modem, I really don't care, which most TPIA people would have a modem already. With netflix I know I'm up to the 200+ a month mark.

Webslingerac

join:2004-05-01
canada

1 recommendation

reply to geokilla
said by geokilla:

Only downside is 200GB/month compared to 300GB/month.

Uploads on Teksavvy don't count towards the monthly limit--nor does dowloading between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m.

bbhog

join:2010-07-05
North York, ON
reply to geokilla
said by geokilla:

Only downside is 200GB/month compared to 300GB/month.

Don't forget with Rogers, 200GB/month includes upload and download and there is no free 2am-8am period.
LOL, Webslingerac already said the same

sourtimes

join:2012-12-16
York, ON
reply to geokilla
said by geokilla:

Good deal. Being a current Rogers customer for TV and wireless phone, speaking with retentions would give me a higher probability of getting unlimited bandwidth usage, and a good wireless retention plan if I have all 3 services.

said by XR999:

I remember getting an almost identical envelope earlier this week, of course it probably spent 5 minutes in my home before it was sent through the paper shredder.

I mean seriously Rogers, the only advantage that your "offer" has over my current TekSavvy cable service is the increased download speed. Otherwise I have 100GB more bandwidth, pay $5 less a month, experience no DNS BS, I don't have some c*** modem/Wi-Fi combo and TekSavvy doesn't call you every couple of months with "offers" because all you have is Internet service through them.

Teksavvy 35/3 is $50/month, so where'd you get $5 less per month? Not quite sure what you mean by DNS BS either. Only downside is 200GB/month compared to 300GB/month.

Let's also not forgot that with Teksavvy you also get:

- 100GB more a month
- Unlimited uploads
- Free bandwidth between 2am and 8am
- Not locked into using the POS router/modem combo from Rogers
- No worries about 'billing errors', sudden price hikes, harassing Rogers telemarketing calls.

Yeah... a big pass to Rogers. They can frankly go cornhole themselves.

All this says to me is that finally Rogers and Bell are starting to feel the heat in declining revenues now that there is some competition in the internet space offering reasonable, non backdoor raping internet packages. Unfortunately they lost themselves mindshare with a lot of customers that have left, so it will take a lot more than mediocre deals that are still not as good as the competition to make those customers forget how crooked and shady Rogers/Bell are.


AOD
Premium
join:2008-01-24
Etobicoke, ON
kudos:1
Reviews:
·TekSavvy Cable
said by sourtimes:

said by geokilla:

Good deal. Being a current Rogers customer for TV and wireless phone, speaking with retentions would give me a higher probability of getting unlimited bandwidth usage, and a good wireless retention plan if I have all 3 services.

said by XR999:

I remember getting an almost identical envelope earlier this week, of course it probably spent 5 minutes in my home before it was sent through the paper shredder.

I mean seriously Rogers, the only advantage that your "offer" has over my current TekSavvy cable service is the increased download speed. Otherwise I have 100GB more bandwidth, pay $5 less a month, experience no DNS BS, I don't have some c*** modem/Wi-Fi combo and TekSavvy doesn't call you every couple of months with "offers" because all you have is Internet service through them.

Teksavvy 35/3 is $50/month, so where'd you get $5 less per month? Not quite sure what you mean by DNS BS either. Only downside is 200GB/month compared to 300GB/month.

Let's also not forgot that with Teksavvy you also get:

- 100GB more a month
- Unlimited uploads
- Free bandwidth between 2am and 8am
- Not locked into using the POS router/modem combo from Rogers
- No worries about 'billing errors', sudden price hikes, harassing Rogers telemarketing calls.

Yeah... a big pass to Rogers. They can frankly go cornhole themselves.

All this says to me is that finally Rogers and Bell are starting to feel the heat in declining revenues now that there is some competition in the internet space offering reasonable, non backdoor raping internet packages. Unfortunately they lost themselves mindshare with a lot of customers that have left, so it will take a lot more than mediocre deals that are still not as good as the competition to make those customers forget how crooked and shady Rogers/Bell are.

Rogers will activate any modem for you on their interent if its on an approved TPIA modem list. I know someone who they said they refused to activate a SB6120, he dropped the cancellation that he'll go to teksavvy with that modem, it was provisioned right after that.

HeadSpinning
MNSi Internet

join:2005-05-29
Windsor, ON
kudos:5
reply to XR999
said by XR999:

TekSavvy doesn't call you every couple of months with "offers" because all you have is Internet service through them.

After repeatedly asking to be put on their internal do-not-call list for marketing, I eventually just cancelled my cell phone with them and switched to Telus. I had no issue with their service or prices - just the constant harassment from their marketing dweebs pushed me over the edge.
--
MNSi Internet - »www.mnsi.net

arahman56

join:2011-08-11
Etobicoke, ON
reply to koreyb
And TS's ATPIA doesn't count usage for 2AM-8AM, so you can schedule the big downloads for then. Neither does uploads, but that's not much of a relief with the crappy Down/Up ratio.

arahman56

join:2011-08-11
Etobicoke, ON
reply to HeadSpinning
Does the Do-Not-Call work ANYWHERE?


elitefx

join:2011-02-14
London, ON
kudos:2
Been a Rogers customer for 60 years. That being said, I think Rogers are a pack of thieves. Got tired of their phone calls trying to sell me more crap so I simply told them if they ever called back I was contacting the police and laying charges (criminal harassment). That was 2 years ago and they've never called here since.

geokilla

join:2010-10-04
North York, ON
Reviews:
·TekSavvy Cable
reply to Webslingerac
said by Webslingerac:

said by geokilla:

Only downside is 200GB/month compared to 300GB/month.

Uploads on Teksavvy don't count towards the monthly limit--nor does dowloading between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m.

I count them to be safe. Still well below 200GB/month for me. I can get into the whole spiel of downloading the Internet again, but DSLR will just think I'm trolling by voicing my opinion.

Webslingerac

join:2004-05-01
canada
said by geokilla:

Still well below 200GB/month for me.

I watch a lot of Netflix and anime movies on Funimation lately, use VoIP for home phone (g711u with 0.010 psize), and I have a large Steam game account, so monthly bandwidth caps matter to me (the more, the merrier).


TypeS

join:2012-12-17
London, ON
kudos:1
Reviews:
·TekSavvy Cable
reply to geokilla
said by geokilla:

said by Webslingerac:

said by geokilla:

Only downside is 200GB/month compared to 300GB/month.

Uploads on Teksavvy don't count towards the monthly limit--nor does dowloading between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m.

I count them to be safe. Still well below 200GB/month for me. I can get into the whole spiel of downloading the Internet again, but DSLR will just think I'm trolling by voicing my opinion.

Voicing your opinion and insulting people who use their internet for heavier file downloading are not the same thing.

You were doing the latter a few weeks ago in another thread.

The Mongoose

join:2010-01-05
Toronto, ON
reply to arahman56
said by arahman56:

Does the Do-Not-Call work ANYWHERE?

The national do-not-call list doesn't work the way people think it does. Companies you do business with are completely exempt. The only way to legally make them stop if they insist on harassing you with cross-selling is to end your service with them. At that point, they are not allowed to contact you by phone if you are on the DNC list.

Of course, a company's internal DNC is completely their own business and they can choose to put you on it or not. Threatening them with terminating all services usually wakes them up to the point of putting you on the list.


random

@teksavvy.com
reply to arahman56
>Does the Do-Not-Call work ANYWHERE?

It works much better without using the DNC on my new DID# on my VoIP. Not having the Telco and the DNC selling my personal info for money seems to help a lot.

I had a handful non-recurring last year, but I add them to my CallerID filter at voip.ms as soon as I hung up. I have zero cold telemarketing calls so far this year. I have given my new (unlisted by default) DID # more frequently on mail ordering from new vendors and rebates centers than before.

As for Rogers door-to-door, I mailed their HQ and gave them a last warning about criminal harrassment and trespassing a couple of years back and so far they have not come back.


andyb
Premium
join:2003-05-29
SW Ontario
kudos:1
reply to The Mongoose
said by The Mongoose:

said by arahman56:

Does the Do-Not-Call work ANYWHERE?

The national do-not-call list doesn't work the way people think it does. Companies you do business with are completely exempt. The only way to legally make them stop if they insist on harassing you with cross-selling is to end your service with them. At that point, they are not allowed to contact you by phone if you are on the DNC list.

Of course, a company's internal DNC is completely their own business and they can choose to put you on it or not. Threatening them with terminating all services usually wakes them up to the point of putting you on the list.

Actually they can still harass you upto 9 months after leaving them if I remember it correctly

The Mongoose

join:2010-01-05
Toronto, ON
said by andyb:

Actually they can still harass you upto 9 months after leaving them if I remember it correctly

Oh yeah, I should have mentioned, it's not instant. Good point. Not sure of the period of time, 9 months seems high but I wouldn't rule it out.

geokilla

join:2010-10-04
North York, ON
Reviews:
·TekSavvy Cable

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reply to TypeS
said by TypeS:

Voicing your opinion and insulting people who use their internet for heavier file downloading are not the same thing.

You were doing the latter a few weeks ago in another thread.

Because it's normal for someone to download like 100GB a day... But ok. Sorry for having a life.

Like I said in the thread that got deleted, even if your family members were using it, thus using 100GB/day, that's still a lot of Internet and sitting in front of a computer or TV. I mean people have work, school, etc. Please give me an example of how you can use 100GB/day. And don't give me the BS Linux distros.

I guess in order to prevent thread from getting locked, PM me.

Rastan

join:2007-04-25
Canada
Reviews:
·TekSavvy DSL
·voip.ms
I've never understood the "you must have no life since you download so much" argument. I'm usually at around 80-100GB but if I wanted to download more, it wouldn't take up much time since I don't have to sit and watch the monitor as the files are downloading.

You can start 10+ downloads at 11pm, leave your PC on and go to bed and the files will have completed by morning. Would someone who does this have a more active life if they didn't download those files? It doesn't make any sense.


TypeS

join:2012-12-17
London, ON
kudos:1
Reviews:
·TekSavvy Cable
reply to geokilla
said by geokilla:

said by TypeS:

Voicing your opinion and insulting people who use their internet for heavier file downloading are not the same thing.

You were doing the latter a few weeks ago in another thread.

Because it's normal for someone to download like 100GB a day... But ok. Sorry for having a life.

Like I said in the thread that got deleted, even if your family members were using it, thus using 100GB/day, that's still a lot of Internet and sitting in front of a computer or TV. I mean people have work, school, etc. Please give me an example of how you can use 100GB/day. And don't give me the BS Linux distros.

I guess in order to prevent thread from getting locked, PM me.

There can be any number of reasons to download that much data in one day, not of all of it has to be related to media like film & TV. You're being quite block headed by trying force your lifestyle as the only way of having a life. And BTW, I'd say you say you have no life since you spend your time here either crying like a fake victim or making insults to people who get more use out of their internet connection.

I personally only use 20-30GB a day, some days not even 10, but everyone's different.


BTC Kevin

join:2011-10-01
Nepean, ON
kudos:1
for FAX many VOIP providers can have fax support, but need to protocol enabled with them, and on the ATA.

if you can't find a fax voip, then FAX-to-PDF-EMAIL services are available. and you can even print to the fax and it'll send.

example: »www.myfax.com/


BTC Kevin

join:2011-10-01
Nepean, ON
kudos:1
reply to TypeS
said by TypeS:

said by geokilla:

said by TypeS:

Voicing your opinion and insulting people who use their internet for heavier file downloading are not the same thing.

You were doing the latter a few weeks ago in another thread.

Because it's normal for someone to download like 100GB a day... But ok. Sorry for having a life.

Like I said in the thread that got deleted, even if your family members were using it, thus using 100GB/day, that's still a lot of Internet and sitting in front of a computer or TV. I mean people have work, school, etc. Please give me an example of how you can use 100GB/day. And don't give me the BS Linux distros.

I guess in order to prevent thread from getting locked, PM me.

There can be any number of reasons to download that much data in one day, not of all of it has to be related to media like film & TV. You're being quite block headed by trying force your lifestyle as the only way of having a life. And BTW, I'd say you say you have no life since you spend your time here either crying like a fake victim or making insults to people who get more use out of their internet connection.

I personally only use 20-30GB a day, some days not even 10, but everyone's different.

I've downloaded 400GB from Playstation network before. Purchased like 30 games. and had to download em all.

InvalidError

join:2008-02-03
kudos:5
said by BTC Kevin:

I've downloaded 400GB from Playstation network before. Purchased like 30 games. and had to download em all.

In the same month? And you played them all?

If I bought 30 games in one month, I wouldn't know where to start and forget to play half of them if not more.

technocar2

join:2009-05-29
Brampton, ON
kudos:2
reply to XR999
said by XR999:

I mean seriously Rogers, the only advantage that your "offer" has over my current TekSavvy cable service is the increased download speed. Otherwise I have 100GB more bandwidth, pay $5 less a month, experience no DNS BS, I don't have some c*** modem/Wi-Fi combo and TekSavvy doesn't call you every couple of months with "offers" because all you have is Internet service through them.

Oh...please cry me a river. How hard is it to change a DNS server; you are making the combo modem issue bigger than it needs to be; a couple of calls to customer fulfillment and they will have you set up with a third party stand alone modem; go into My Rogers and change the marketing options and they will stop calling you with "offers."

Plus, you and I both know the issues teksavvy has during the evening which rogers just doesn't have at the moment! If its not POI congestion on TPIA its nightly congestion to Europe; if not that then its Youtube or other video streming site slowdowns. Please...teksavvy is not as reliable as rogers. Nothing you can say will change that!


TypeS

join:2012-12-17
London, ON
kudos:1
Reviews:
·TekSavvy Cable
said by technocar2:

said by XR999:

I mean seriously Rogers, the only advantage that your "offer" has over my current TekSavvy cable service is the increased download speed. Otherwise I have 100GB more bandwidth, pay $5 less a month, experience no DNS BS, I don't have some c*** modem/Wi-Fi combo and TekSavvy doesn't call you every couple of months with "offers" because all you have is Internet service through them.

Oh...please cry me a river. How hard is it to change a DNS server; you are making the combo modem issue bigger than it needs to be; a couple of calls to customer fulfillment and they will have you set up with a third party stand alone modem; go into My Rogers and change the marketing options and they will stop calling you with "offers."

Plus, you and I both know the issues teksavvy has during the evening which rogers just doesn't have at the moment! If its not POI congestion on TPIA its nightly congestion to Europe; if not that then its Youtube or other video streming site slowdowns. Please...teksavvy is not as reliable as rogers. Nothing you can say will change that!

Those "supposed" issues are not universal on TekSavvy's network as I have yet to suffer anything you have described. So for all intents and purposes I see no difference the service I had before with Rogers and the one that I have now.

geokilla

join:2010-10-04
North York, ON
Reviews:
·TekSavvy Cable
reply to TypeS
said by TypeS:

said by geokilla:

said by TypeS:

Voicing your opinion and insulting people who use their internet for heavier file downloading are not the same thing.

You were doing the latter a few weeks ago in another thread.

Because it's normal for someone to download like 100GB a day... But ok. Sorry for having a life.

Like I said in the thread that got deleted, even if your family members were using it, thus using 100GB/day, that's still a lot of Internet and sitting in front of a computer or TV. I mean people have work, school, etc. Please give me an example of how you can use 100GB/day. And don't give me the BS Linux distros.

I guess in order to prevent thread from getting locked, PM me.

There can be any number of reasons to download that much data in one day, not of all of it has to be related to media like film & TV. You're being quite block headed by trying force your lifestyle as the only way of having a life. And BTW, I'd say you say you have no life since you spend your time here either crying like a fake victim or making insults to people who get more use out of their internet connection.

I personally only use 20-30GB a day, some days not even 10, but everyone's different.

Ok what else are you doing aside from media content that warrants use of 20GB to 30GB a day? I can't think of anything other than media content where you would use so much Internet per day. Ya BTC mentioned games, but that's more of a one time download thing, unless you delete it and need to download it again or whatever.

I'm not forcing anyone to have whatever lifestyle, but again, 80GB a day is a lot. They chose that lifestyle, and no one can stop them but themselves. Not sure how you got this fake victim thing either, just because I'm trying to be rational.

said by Rastan:

I've never understood the "you must have no life since you download so much" argument. I'm usually at around 80-100GB but if I wanted to download more, it wouldn't take up much time since I don't have to sit and watch the monitor as the files are downloading.

You can start 10+ downloads at 11pm, leave your PC on and go to bed and the files will have completed by morning. Would someone who does this have a more active life if they didn't download those files? It doesn't make any sense.

It's more of the "What the hell are you downloading and watching" kinda thing that I'm coming from. Before the thread got locked, I stated it's understandable if you download Blu-Ray 1080P rips, as each movie is like 40GB itself, so two would make it 80GB easy. But if you hit that much daily, well that is a lot of content you're downloading in 720P or 1080P. Where do you have the time to watch it all? Surely you have work and family/friend stuff to do.

said by InvalidError:

said by BTC Kevin:

I've downloaded 400GB from Playstation network before. Purchased like 30 games. and had to download em all.

In the same month? And you played them all?

If I bought 30 games in one month, I wouldn't know where to start and forget to play half of them if not more.

Sniped...

said by TypeS:

said by technocar2:

said by XR999:

I mean seriously Rogers, the only advantage that your "offer" has over my current TekSavvy cable service is the increased download speed. Otherwise I have 100GB more bandwidth, pay $5 less a month, experience no DNS BS, I don't have some c*** modem/Wi-Fi combo and TekSavvy doesn't call you every couple of months with "offers" because all you have is Internet service through them.

Oh...please cry me a river. How hard is it to change a DNS server; you are making the combo modem issue bigger than it needs to be; a couple of calls to customer fulfillment and they will have you set up with a third party stand alone modem; go into My Rogers and change the marketing options and they will stop calling you with "offers."

Plus, you and I both know the issues teksavvy has during the evening which rogers just doesn't have at the moment! If its not POI congestion on TPIA its nightly congestion to Europe; if not that then its Youtube or other video streming site slowdowns. Please...teksavvy is not as reliable as rogers. Nothing you can say will change that!

Those "supposed" issues are not universal on TekSavvy's network as I have yet to suffer anything you have described. So for all intents and purposes I see no difference the service I had before with Rogers and the one that I have now.

They may not be universal, but if they affect you, well then you're not gonna have a good opinion on their service. For me, I got issues watching Twitch and YouTube at 720P and 1080P. However I haven't updated that thread lately because I haven't watched much at night for the past few days. Today, I am facing another issue though, and that's slow Internet browsing. No matter what site I go to, it's taking longer than normal for the site to load.

Of course, the problem may only be limited to me or my area, so you won't be affected.