The new pricing will raise rates for both DSL and cable users by as much as 15% starting February 2. Not all of the news is bad, with TekSavvy introducing some unlimited options for users who don't like caps and don't mind paying a premium. The company's website breaks down the new pricing for both sets of users in detail. For cable users your new options are (click to enlarge):
Pricing will be different for Quebec users, who are still waiting for their price hike information. The company's website tries to find the silver lining in the massive thunderstorm by insisting that TekSavvy is the "the first in the industry to offer unlimited off-peak bandwidth" because the meter for customers with a 300 GB cap won't run between 2 AM and 8 AM when most people are asleep. There's an additional post on the TekSavvy website exploring how their hand was forced by the CRTC and Canadian incumbents.
In an e-mail to customers, TekSavvy insists that the company is "actively pursuing remedies at all levels to head off the additional dramatic cost increases that this model will impose on Internet users over time."
If you take a closer look at the Teksavvy forum, they're basically reselling Rogers Cable. Rogers treats them and the customers like dirt. It's gotten so bad Teksavvy offered free DSL in the mean time for some people in the really bad (sub 56k) areas. -- "If something about the human body disgusts you, complain to the manufacturer" - Lenny Bruce What this country needs is a good five dollar plasma weapon.
2012-Jan-4 4:18 pm: ·
J E F F Whatta Ya Think About Dat? Premium join:2004-04-01 Kitchener, ON kudos:1
Yet I pay $39.00 (heavily discounted due to bundle discount) for my Rogers which is 12meg and 60GB cap. Since they are in K-Town now, I can jump to them. -- If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. - Albert Einstein
2012-Jan-4 9:20 pm: ·
resa1983 Premium join:2008-03-10 North York, ON kudos:9
To break the ppoe session otherwise the clock would keep running from the other session.They can then seperate the sessions each month discarding the 2am to 8am. Rough way of explaining it.They cant do that on cable as they dont have control of anything
Are they actually breaking the session 2x a day to allow for this data to be discarded? I'm not a DSL user, but my knowledge of PPoE / DSL leads me to believe that this would momentarily screw up any active connections (VoIP, downloads occurring, streaming Netflix, etc). For VoIP, the momentary connection loss would cause a dropped call and would be definitely be noticeable...
I'm pretty sure the database they are using to store usage information is just discarding / not accounting for the period of time between 2 am and 8 am.
Why not have some packages with 200GB caps and reduce the price by (30% - $4 increase) 300-200 = 100. 100/3 = 33% decrease in cap. So by reducing the caps then you can keep the price the same or lower?
When is the Prime Minister going to do something about the CRTC? Canadians are sick and tired of under the table deals that leave the subscribers on the short end of the stick.
Perhaps addressing the Minister of Industry in regards to the CRTC being in the backpockets of incumbent ISP's is the way to go.
Wait till Harper appoints his personal Toadie Tom Pentefountas has the next CRTC chair, as they say "You ain't seen nothing yet".
Teksavvy can't afford to bribe lobby Harper and his ministers like the incumbents can. -- No, I didn't. Honest... I ran out of gas. I... I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake.......
I concurred with many, despite the price increase TekSavvy still offer the best value in this country. It will be over my dead body if I'm going back to Bell or Rogers. I cancelled my Roger basic tv service recently in preparation for the fee hike. I still ended up saving.
Teksavvy is doing the best they can with what the CRTC has given them and with the capacity demands of customers. This fight is far from over. I'm sticking with TSI because they try harder, they led the charge for fairness and I think the increase isn't all that bad. -- If my online experience is enhanced, why are my speeds throttled?? BHell... A Public Futility.
Teksavvy is doing the best they can with what the CRTC has given them and with the capacity demands of customers. This fight is far from over. I'm sticking with TSI because they try harder, they led the charge for fairness and I think the increase isn't all that bad.
Karl This is a HORRIBLE headline, Your focussing on one Minor Price hike of less than 10% for DSL, and there are MAJOR price drops as well for every other tier of DSL, and yes cable gets drops as well as hikes But Your article title is needlessly inflammatory.
Dsl 6 meg gets a hike, Dsl 12 16 25 all get Much larger % Discounts ! dsl 25 getting over a 20% price drop have you ever heard of that? Thats alot more newsworthy to publish than this drivel.
Unlimited services have Suffered a price hike sure But all 300gb Packages save one got cuts.. how is this a bad deal? -- Every time Someone leaves Sympatico an Angel gets its wings.
Why is it a horrible headline? He'd state this is a price hike regardless if it was any other company. And it really is a price hike.
Resellers need to realize that can't piggy back on the ILECs for ever and need to come up with their own way to offer their product to the public. Soon the CRTC will give the ILECs the same ruling the FCC gave the US company's; NO MORE LINE SHARE and that will be the end and TK will just be another "late" dot-com bust by not moving away from the piggy-back.
Because while some prices went up Some went down as well So its not A "price hike" hell the ones that went down went down by a greater margin than ANY went up. Bad headline Bad article as it does not tell the full Story in anyway its bad reporting to tell half the story. -- Every time Someone leaves Sympatico an Angel gets its wings.
In my opinion this was a very valuable headline. This directly impacts my teksavvy account with an increase. Because of this, I looked at my unilimited account (which I have been paying for for 2-3 years) and found my usage was only 10-15 G per month - guess what I did? Knocked $20 from my bill.
It would have been nice if all of the times I talked with Teksavvy or general emails I get, just one of them highlighted that I was paying much more to you than I needed!
The reason I am on 6 is I can't get anything any higher where I am located (in fact I don't even get that) - suspect many more people are on this plan and so the article is very relevant to them.
What about QUÉBEC internet cable... You will still offer the same services at the same price Techsavvy? Because, if so, that will make you miss the boat. In Québec, a lot of copper lines are too old for a good DSL internet connection and our only other choice is CABLE. ALL the Ontario costumers would be afraid by paying the 79.99 dollars for a 8 meg dow 1 up unlimited internet omg it's 80 box a month for only one third of your 25 meg UNLIMITED. Techsavvy move your ass or sink.