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"Short hold times, knowledgable staff"
"Line speed, different stories"
"Best ISP I've used so far"
I ordered DSL Service and was to have it installed on December 23rd, 2009. When that day rolled around, and I couldn't get my DSL going, I placed a ticket order for a Bell technician to come out and take a look at my line. While here, we discovered that it wasn't the line to my house, but my modem that was causing the issue. Fixed the modem and presto, internet.
When the tech was here, he did a line test and told me that I had a fantastic quality line. That his tests are showing somewhere in the ball park of 6mbps when he tested with his 3M branded testing machine. He said if I'm paying for the 5mbps service, I should have no problem receiving 5mbps.
After running a speed test after he left, I found my speeds to be a terrible 1mbps. I called in to tech support and requested that looked into. They put in a ticket to Bell to increase my speeds. A few days later, I run a test, and my speed is now 3mbps. Definitely an improvement, but not quite the 5mbps I was looking forward to when the Bell tech told me it shouldn't be a problem.
I called in to tech support only to be told that I can't get more than 3. They told me to take whatever the techs say with a grain of salt (aka. the tech is lying) and that 3 is the best I can do in my area. They told me the only thing I can do is call back every couple of months to create new tickets to Bell to try to improve my line speed, but the tech support rep told me it likely won't do much.
I don't know who to believe? And just now, on another forum I frequent, I read another similar story to mine about somebody who feels they should be getting closer to 5 mbps but are provisioned at 3 mbps. What gives? Does TekSavvy save on their lease payments to Bell if they keep as many of their clients as possible provisioned to a lower speed?
Other than that though, tech support is very knowledgeable when it comes to troubleshooting the internet set up, setting up my MLPPP router, etc. I definitely have to give credit to them on that front.
The service is the best widespread offered internet in Canada. I'm just wishing it was as good as it sounds on paper....