Hi Erik, thank you for sharing your experience, and recommending Bask! I am happy to hear our Technology Advisors have been able help you through your technology needs and keep you safe from potential threats out there. Our Tune-ups are an excellent way to maintain your computer's performance, so definitely keep taking advantage of those :) Please give us a call any time we can help, and have a wonderful day!
Original review: June 24, 2016
I kept getting viruses on my computer and the software I have for virus protection wasn't sufficient. I'm not techie and don't know how to defrag and stop all the system that was running in the back. My friend then said I try using Bask and since then, I haven't had a single crash problem. They provide quarterly service, like maintenance, and I'll get a call or email saying I'm scheduled for a TuneUp but I have one of the higher level of plans so I can call them for tech support at any time. It’s been completely effective.
If I ever have a problem that looks like a virus coming in, I call them and their tech advisor will log on within a couple of hours, do the work and clean my computer. I felt like their customer service people have been conscientious. I'll discuss whatever the issue is with them and they take notes. I even leave the house for a few hours while they work on it, then they always follow-up with a call from a supervisor and report what they did on my computer to see if I was satisfied with the work. So they’ve always been responsive and on top of it. I’m really pleased with the service they provide.
They're also luckily based near me which is always nice. They originate from Lehi, which is like putting dollars back into the community. However, they also have tech people who work from where they lived somewhere else which suggests the company is willing to take the expertise of people where they are. That seems like a good business practice.
Hi Dan, thank you so much for sharing your experience, and recommending Bask to your family and friends! I'm so happy to hear our Technology Advisors have been helpful, and you've enjoyed your Bask membership. Our Tune-ups are definitely an excellent way to maintain your computer's performance, so keep taking advantage of those :) Please give us a call any time we can help, and have a wonderful day!
Original review: June 11, 2016
I had problems I couldn’t fix on my computers and have had local people who all want to sign a contract and charge me so much a month it’s just ridiculous. The reason I picked Bask is because they offer service that if I need somebody, I can call and it gets done. The way that the business is structured is fantastic. I have two computers this year and on a 12-month contract with Bask. The technology advisers are great. If they can’t handle things, they send it to the next level. I can actually talk to somebody while they’re fixing. They're easy to get a hold of and reassuring as far as the knowledge and function of computers.
I have Windows 7 and I kept getting these things for updating to Windows 10 which I heard was a nightmare. I talked to their tech guys and they said "no", went over and looked at the programs I have on here. They said that it should all work but if it doesn’t, we can always take it off. But come July, I won't have a choice. If I don’t have Windows 10 then I'm going to pay for it so it’s just a matter of getting used to it. The way Bask works is great and I love them. When I need tune-ups, they tell me which is good because I look at everything and I just go on with it. I reference them all the time to as many people as I can because their people are nice and I enjoy doing business with them.
I've been with Bask, they were iTOK then, for about five years. Their sales team harassed the heck out of me for a long time but the techs and the rest of the people are wonderful. I spoke with one man in management about the problems we were having and got an extension on our contract, but the sales team didn’t pay any attention to it and they just continued to call and harass me. The techs have always been very good. There were some who were extremely knowledgeable and then some who had almost no knowledge at all.
I was having trouble with my computer and iTok sounded good then. I was happy with it. Their sales team said that I don't need that much support so they'll do a lesser warranty for me, which was one call then after that, I had to pay. But now I’ve had more trouble so I’ve upgraded the warranty again so I don't have to pay for any call.
Their techs were very friendly and also patient as I am not a techie. They don't make me feel like I don't know what I'm doing because I obviously don't or I wouldn't be calling them. They go slowly, walk me through it and have solved every problem I've had so far. They call back when they say they're going to. I also availed of the the service wherein every three months, they clean up my computer and take out all of the junk that shouldn't be in there. I've been very satisfied with my experience with them.
When I called for tech support to figure out what was going on with our computer, the rep talked about how it was time to renew my membership, and asked for one minute access into my computer. She said she should have tech go in and work on the problem, then asked if I wanted to go ahead with the renewal. The rep proceeded to clarify the advantages of Platinum versus Gold. I was told that when I call in needing some help, it would be to my advantage. This time, I told the rep that I can't remember what plan we're on and I didn't have time to go and look it up, so I told her to just renew what we've had before. But somehow, it got moved up to Platinum which was around $300 instead of around $200. Nonetheless, I said I'll go with it.
It turned out that the work on our computer, letting a foreign group go into it for a couple of minutes, became problematic in terms of storing the anti-virus protector that was on it, and it took four hours. As it turned out, it was well-worth their time for four hours just that one time. They certainly earned their keep with that Platinum.
The tech advisors were courteous and excellent. They knew what they were doing, and if they need help, like the last time during that four hours, they called in somebody else who could work on the problem. It was really great going to the next level for tech support. Additionally, it was nice of Bask to stay in contact with us and let us know when the work was completed.
I’ve done the 90-day Tune-up, but wasn't getting them last year on my Gold. I get them on the plan but wasn't getting them. They weren't calling or emailing me to set it up, so I called to get an appointment and got it done. I called because of the two times not visited. But that was the only thing. I do want to remain on the contacting us every three months for a maintenance. I have no complaints with Bask. It was a very good and worthwhile experience.
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I had gotten previous services to block but they didn't work very well. I gave Bask a try and my interactions with the techs have been helpful but my computer is still not very speedy. I'm with AOL and frequently, it's hard to get online and the functions are quite slow when I go to some of my favorite sites. It's not very good right now and I don't know if they could solve that. My machine is still not super but still Bask has been satisfactory. I continue to use them.
About five years ago, my partner's computer was hacked by a Sweatshop and he couldn't get rid of the problem. He changed his password and did all sorts of things. The Sweatshop had sent out emails to everybody in his email list saying, "Help. I'm in England and my passport has been stolen. And I need you to wire so much money to the Western Union." And since we did travel a lot all over the world, a lot of people thought this happened.
But the writing was not like ours, we were graduates, and people said that there were grammatical mistakes. A lot of people caught on really quick but some people actually almost did it. But they emailed me askign what was happening and that's how we found out. But we couldn't get rid of it. It was iTOK when we joined. But it was wonderful because the person spent hours and hours going in and scrubbing his system. And I was really worried that it might happen to me. So after he had gotten their most expensive package at that time, he put me on it too as a service agreement.
A few years later, Matthew felt confident to go off of it because he was more computer-whatever than I was. But I liked the idea of security because they would go in and update and backup my system for storage and take out all the knots and problems that I had. Sometimes I'd have problems like if the cat ran across the keyboard, the screen might be turned the wrong way 'cause he pushed the wrong buttons and I've called Bask for that and they've gone into my system and fixed it. Or if I lose a drive or something like that, it's a total ease of mind. I am very happy to have them and I had three computers on their service with the upgraded service.
And then life happened and I had the little hiccup of work hours getting cut back immediately. So, when I talked to them on the phone after I thought, "I have to go off of this. I have to cut back management." I told them as soon as I get back, I'm gonna get back on the service. Then I'm just gonna be real careful for a few months. I got a call back from someone and they were saying I had been with them for five years and would it help me if they kept me like having it backed up to the Cloud in case anything does happen that it won't be a problem. I said yes to that. But then I realized I deleted my auto chart info but I had to put that back in. But clearly, it's showing that there's a no charge for it, so that was really nice of Bask to offer that.
The techs of Bask are really knowledgeable and don't give up. They work really hard. One of my computers I had on was an old system and they couldn't do something a certain way so they went in and whatever they did, it was good. I felt that my computer was safe. I have gotten another computer and all I did was move everything from three computers to one 'cause the storage space now allows it. I'm very glad that they're around and I haven't deleted them from my system. It's just peace of mind.
I’m not very good with computers and just use them for emails and playing. A long time ago, I was having trouble and so I purchased Bask's one-year plan, which includes the tune-up. They do an excellent job of monitoring the computer and solving the problems. I like the way they take over my computer, tell me to go away and that they'll call me when they’ve fixed the problem. If one technician is not able to fix the problem, they’ll switch it to a higher technician so they definitely try and fix the problem.
The only complaint I would have is that it takes a long time to get a technician to work on a problem. A lot of times, they’re very busy. I can’t get through or they’ll have to call me back. They need to hire more people. But once I have somebody, then it’s okay. Their knowledge is very good. My computer hasn’t been compromised and I am very satisfied. I've been with Bask for five years now.
Initially WITH iTOK THE SERVICE WAS VERY GOOD; THEN WHEN IT CHANGED TO BASK THE SERVICE TURNED SOUR. There was only gold membership initially which I subscribed to, that included tune ups + fixes. Then they introduced Platinum that would include fixes at any time + more money. My account was suspended in September even though I paid for the month. I called about a printer problem and was refused service. I paid for a service that I never received.
I got tech support from Bask because my computer broke, and they did the job and they got paid for it. Bask keeps me out of trouble. The 90-day tune up is good, too. They fixed my computer and my experience has been good.
I've been using Bask for seven years now. I am not very knowledgeable in the area of computers. And when I need help, I need help. Their sales reps have all been wonderful. The worst one I ever had in so far as technology is concerned was one day my computer just quit. It was black screen quit. I tried to reboot it, turning the power off, everything that I could think as an amateur. And I only have a landline so I went down to my neighbors and called Bask from there and I described my problem.
Their rep said, "I need for you to give me access to your computer" and that was the only stupid thing he said. I asked "how am I going to do that?" He said, "What I need for you to do is to go to your neighbor's again where you are and take a blank disc and have him call me and I will record a bunch of stuff on it. And then when it is completed then I want you to put that disc in your disc drive and run that and that should give me access."
It sounded like hocus pocus to me but I did what he asked. I went down to Mark's house but I told the technician, "What I would prefer is I don't want him to call you. I want you to call him because his phone service is charged per minute. I don't want him to be out any money on my account." He said okay. So I gave him Mark's number, went down there, recorded the disc and then I went back home when this whole production was completed. And put it in the disc drive and turn that on and it did its clicking and whirring, made a lot of noise. After it was all over with, it looked like I had a screen. And that enabled Bask to contact me and they were able to bring it out and what had happened was that I had been infected with a super duper brand new virus.
I had my first computer in 1999 and I had since that time worn out four of them. I knew that the technology was already such that if I blinked, I'd be lost. So I needed some help from the get-go. And then the seniors in my complex ask me how much do I pay for Bask. I told them and they said, "That's so much" and I said, "No, it isn't. Not considering what I get." I can't do without Bask and people think they can but they can't. They call their local computer geek and they find out how much it costs to fix one problem and they'll always want to con them. Considering that, Bask is just incredibly cheap.
I had computer problems and iTOK was the only one that I knew. They're always there and they seem to know what they were talking about. The 90-day tune-up was also great for my computer. It's good and I'd recommend them to anybody.
We’ve been with Bask for quite a while and it has been fantastic. I don’t call for help very often but when I do, the people at Bask follow up very well and they’re very helpful. I use the 90-day TuneUp, and it’s prevented a lot of problems. I wouldn’t be without it. I’ve recommended Bask to other family members who are also using it now and they’re happy as I am.
I've been using iTOK for years and I liked the way they handled things. They were very congenial and every time I had a problem they got right back to me. They were always good at finding malware or viruses, anything that was on my computer. I was running a small business and I really needed to be on top of things. I appreciate them coming in and fixing stuff up when it was necessary.
Then, Bask called and told me that they had taken over iTOK and the sales team have been really nice. They said according to their records, it was time for me to have a complete go over. I said, "Okay, fine" but I didn't have my computer here at the time. We were in the process of moving and it was at my other house but it wasn't plugged in or anything. I said, "Give me a couple of weeks" and they called me back in a couple of weeks and I was ready. They went out of their way to assist me because I needed to have some stuff done right away. My husband was in the hospital last week, so I had to be with him and I wouldn't be able to be here with them to help them getting access. It worked out really well. Everybody has been so friendly and so willing to do what I asked. I will continue to use them.
When I call for a problem, instead of taking care of my problem, they have a bunch of different problems. They're doing it the same time and sometimes it takes too long to fix the problem. One time they weren't able to take care of the problem so I had to take the computer in to get it cleaned and restored. But everything else, they've taken care of. I'm a Platinum member and recently I also included a second computer which costs an extra $20 a month. It's $54 a month now. They were keeping correspondence with me through e-mail and I haven't seen anything from some of them about the e-mail or about the bill. But the people at Bask have been very professional and I've been very satisfied with them over the years. The different technology advisers I've had contact with have been very helpful and they speak English which is one good thing. Everybody's within the United States and they don't have anybody from some fly-by-night place.
The techs were great and talked you through everything. And the sales team must know what they're doing as well because my mother called to cancel and go with PC Medic, but they explained to her the differences and she chose to stay with them. We use the 90-day tune-up and so far, so good. There's been no problem and it's been a fun experience.
My computer has slow downs and viruses, and iTOK seemed to have offered both regular updates and anytime I had a problem, I could call them. I've had some big ones. They were once on the phone with me for three hours while they tried to resolve a problem I was having. So, it was a good deal. Plus, when I'm online with a computer technician, I'm getting a little education at the same time and that's helpful so that I'm not just a "You go fix it." They're telling me things that I can do to avoid the problem, and the first steps that I can do right then, fixing it myself. I've been with iTOK for a few years now.
In the computer business, having a technology support was appropriate as a way to protect the computer, so I signed up with iTOK. It's what I needed and there's nothing else at the time. There has been a change though in connecting with their reps when they converted to Bask. It was not like the iTOK then. It's been a little bit different changing the icons, and learning how to use the icons to get a hold of their reps. They have a different process of showing the backups on the screen. It used to be quite often under iTOK, it's a little spaced out. Maybe I can change that. But so far, it’s worked out fine.
I get a hold of them when something goes wrong, then they turn me to a tech, and they take care of it. I've also taken advantage of their 90-Day TuneUp but I think the main tune-up is sooner than that but they're checking things almost every day. I'm comfortable with having the icons on that. I can get help if I need it or if something comes up. So far, it’s worked out fine. Overall, they have quick response to calls or icon clicking when I'm in the system. I talk to the first person and then they refer me to a tech that can handle the issue. And they go through the process where it's easy to communicate with them with an email back and forth with questions as we go along.
Thank you, Kathleen! We think you and all our members are pretty special too. Please let us know the next time you need technical assistance.
Original review: Sept. 29, 2016
I love Bask and I have no complaints. They're special.
Originally, I wanted Bask because I didn't have time to keep up with my own computer. I was busy working at the time and working with computers that I just wanted somebody to look after mine. From what I understood after I talked to a rep, I needed a good antivirus and that Bask came with that. Also, their thing of backing up the files and going through it every couple of months were pretty much what sold me on it. I also had a really good price at the beginning. I always let them do the 90-day TuneUp, and it's one of the reasons why I got it.
In the beginning, I had them try to help me out on one thing. I wasn't satisfied because I ended up having to do the work myself because what they did really messed it up. I had trouble getting my printer to work with my new setup on my computer. They got it to work but basically messed up a few other things and the printer still wasn't right. I had to go in and undo the things that they'd done and fix it myself. After I talked to the rep, we reached an agreement and they took part of the price off it. I haven't really asked them to help do anything else after that other than just the tune-ups. Overall I'd recommend them and I do that all the time.
I was an iTOK customer and I first heard about Bask when I got acquired by them. I've had them as my tech support for 5 years. Working with the team at Bask has been good. I have had some viruses when I first started with iTOK. They got it out and haven't had one or if I have, I haven't had it very long since then. I've been getting a tune up every 90 days for five years. In the pre-Bask days, my computer stopped working entirely and I got on the line with the guy, and he said, "We can't fix this." So they sent a guy from Fort Wayne, Indiana which is 120 miles away and he fixed it. I had to pay for his travel time. The hard drive was shut. So he took me out to Best Buy and told me which one to buy, and then he put it in for me. Then, I waited three days for my back up to be loaded. But I wouldn't know how long would have it been if I had no backup.
Last time, it took them several days to solve a problem when it was probably something that could have been fixed a little earlier. One guy spent until two o'clock in the morning on it and couldn't fix it. So I get another guy the next morning who almost got it fixed within a couple of hours. He told me after a couple of hours that he couldn't fix and I've had to upgrade my software, which I did. But he either forgot to tell me that I had to put the product key in. Then, finally, I got another guy on the third morning. He said, "Well, this doesn't gonna work. This is an unauthorized software." As soon as he said that, I knew what the problem was and it got fixed. I don't think anybody else would have fixed the problems quicker than Bask did. I was pretty impressed. There was never any doubt in my mind that they were gonna get it fixed eventually. I'm happy with the service. I have recommended them in the past to other people.
Wow! Thank you for your kind review, Judy! We are so happy our technology advisors have taken care of you and your computer whenever you need it. Please don't hesitate to call Bask the next time you need assistance.
Original review: Sept. 26, 2016
Based in Utah, you're sure to talk with folks who are professional, caring, totally knowledgeable, have a sense of humor when you need it, and speak perfect English which was my main reason for using BASK. They do tune-ups every three months. They are on-call 24/7. You are totally backed up if your computer crashes. They guided me through Microsoft 10 which I now love thanks to BASK. It's just the very best!
My computer went off and I was looking for somebody to fix it. I was pretty much satisfied with what Bask did for me. The 90-Day TuneUp seemed to have worked just fine. I haven’t needed them off-schedule more than a couple of times but they're always there for the tune-up, and everything went pretty good. They did what I paid them to do and I was happy with them.
I don’t know everything about computers so I decided to get iTOK. I’ve been with them, which is now Bask, since December 2011. They’re a great company. I made the move from Huntington Beach to Beckley, West Virginia. When I left at the time, I gave away the computer that I had but the person didn’t want to do anything to it so I took it back. They happen to do a follow-up on me here in September and I couldn’t figure out what's the issue with my computer so I let them look into it. I’m stuck in a contract with them for the next year but I’m not complaining because I’ve got great service out of them. The changeover from iTOK to Bask was on the corporate level only because I’m still dealing with a lot of the familiar technicians that does the work.
I got nothing but high regards for the company and for the employees. They’ve treated me good. Their customer service team were great, very knowledgeable and very polite. They’ve really bend over backwards to help me out and get me in with them. In fact, on my initial signup, because I had two computers that I needed done, they gave me a $50 break on what would’ve originally cost me $200. Then, I had to go along with the monthly. Overall, they saved me a lot of money and they’ve been great to me.
It's been about six years since I have started with iTOK. I wanted something then that can be done over the internet instead of taking my computer to some computer outlet and get them to work on it. For six years I've got no complaints. They've loaded the three new computers for me and anytime I call them, they fix it. They find out the problem while they're connected and the longest that they've ever been is three hours. So that would be overnight or normally around 30 minutes max. I pay one sum for the year or as many times as I need them, 24 hours a day.
One time, I was on the web and apparently downloaded a virus that took control of the unit. I gave them a call because I couldn't get out of it. But they had no problem getting into the internet and my computer, and take control of it and fixed the problem. They were able to eliminate the threat. Also, they give me an automatic 90-day tune up which is good. I've got faith and I also feel safe getting into my files or access to my computer. I also remember when it was still iTOK, I was on hold for 10-15 minutes and I got upset about that. Before I knew it, the owner or the manager gave me a callback and corrected that problem for me. He gave me his cellphone for me to call if I ever have any problems related to their personnel. Overall, they've been good. I couldn't ask for more. They have completely performed beyond my expectations.
Thank you so much for your kind review, Ellen! You are absolutely right- we assist our members 24/7. We are so glad you were able to receive outstanding service and hope you do not hesitate to call us the next time you need some technical assistance.
Original review: Sept. 23, 2016
I am very satisfied with the service I have received from Bask both on this encounter and from past experiences. This time it took about 3 days to get me up and running again but in all that time I was very satisfied with the work of Cody ** whom it seemed to me was working around the clock as he was on the phone with me at 10:30 P.M. and again at 8:30 A.M. the next day. I feel that is service above and beyond. Besides that I have Parkinson's disease which has affected my speech and he never lost patience with me when he didn't understand what I was trying to say.
That is great to hear, Kathleen! We are so glad you have been able to get the service you need to keep your computer running. Please let us know the next time you need help with any of your devices.
Original review: Sept. 23, 2016
We've been with Bask for so long. I thank my computer tech that sometimes comes in when I got a problem and I can't figure out what to do. They help me a lot. The techs are so efficient that I really don't have to discuss anything with them. They've just always been very professional.
I was looking into having all of my things backed up, and I went with Bask. In fact, I started with them when they were still named iTOK. When my credit card expired and was changed to the chip thing, it quit charging my account and I was offline for five months. The guy that I talked with when they came in this time was really nice and very good. They set it up with my schedule and I went with the basic plan.
My computer was not doing any better. It red flagged me and said, “These were excluded. It wasn’t able to backup.” And then, it gave me another warning the next day. I went through all the stages, which is what I wanted to avoid having to do. There was a list of 15 files that they were not able to back up and I needed to exclude. However, these files have my pictures, and I don’t want to exclude them. I sent a message to the people at Bask through live chat, and they said they can’t really help me. I was having a third party do it because I’m not computer savvy. I then told them that I needed the whole thing backed up, and it's what I thought they were doing, and they said they couldn't do it. They said I needed to exclude some things because it’s keeping my computer from getting backed up.
I felt like I’m not getting what was implied, which was that they would be able to come in and update, clean and backup my whole computer up in the clouds so that I wouldn’t have to worry about it. And apparently, they can’t really back up my whole computer. I felt it is false advertising. I felt like I’m getting the used car salesman of, “Well, read the fine print. We can only do this.” I don’t want to pay for something that I’m not going to get. My experience has been frustrating.
Thank you very much for your great review, David! We love hearing our members are pleased with the backup, virus removal and other services provided by Bask. Please do not hesitate to call us the next time you are in need of technical assistance.
Original review: Sept. 21, 2016
Nine years ago, I had a big computer meltdown, so I went online looking for help as it was something I couldn't fix. I found Bask, then they got online, fixed the problem, and I've been with them ever since. They give me a huge amount of storage too. It's really great storage because when they store the stuff, they don't overwrite things. They store the stuff that I've overwritten, but I also have the previous version. I don't know how they manage having all that storage space, because it's a huge amount, but that's what they do and it's saved me a couple of times when I've lost files. They were able to recover the versions that I needed, and not just the latest versions.
I had a big problem with the computer I had before. It was a browser problem, and I could never figure it out. I called Bask, and they worked on it for two straight days, and we thought they had it fixed. However, within a day, it went back to where it was previously. I said I wasn't going to call them again. They had a bunch of different people working on it. I don't know what was up, but I really didn't care at that point because I knew I was going to get a new computer. I thought whatever the problem was, it's beyond repair. They did all sorts of stuff, and spent a huge amount of time working on it, so I can't complain. Also when I'd logged on some place before and thought I was actually downloading the Chrome browser but I wasn't. I was downloading some spurious software. It's a malware of some sort because it really screwed up all the browsing stuff that I was doing. I called them and they fixed it, and I can't complain about that.
Thank you, Heath, for your valuable feedback. Our technicians are trained to handle a wide array of issues and the time dedicated to resolving those issues may vary depending on the device, issue, internet connection, and if any additional problems exist. We will continue to work hard to grow and train our team to provide the best service possible. Please do not hesitate to call the next time you are in need.
Original review: Sept. 21, 2016
I subscribed to Bask because I like having access to remote technical support. I use to use iyogi, until it appeared they were having serious internal problems. Bask is an American company, which is a plus, but it does not appear that their technicians are that experienced. It has taken me 8 hours to get a technical issue resolved, which should have been done in 4 hours by a more experienced technician.
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Bask has offered tech support for over 10 years and focuses on remote support. They also offer on-site support, which is slightly more expensive.
- Great support specialists: The support specialists at Bask are easy to reach because they are based in the U.S. They speak English as a first language and offer solid and knowledgeable support.
- Security: The subscription service includes reputable security software that keeps information safe and encrypted.
- Online backup: This solution offers online backup, which is great for companies that need a source of backup support.
- Pricing: Bask offers four different pricing plans. The prices range in each plan, offering more services as the price increases.
- Certifications: Technicians here aren’t required to be certified to work on specific products.
- Best for Small businesses, individuals
Bask Company Profile
- Company Name:
- Bask Technology
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