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    Default Shaw VS Telus for Internet + Cable package

    Our 2 year contract for Shaw Internat + Cable is expiring, couldn't find a current thread on here regarding Shaw vs Telus but what the deal these days?

    At first glance it looks like our $140/month Internet 300 + Cable w/ HBO is going to turn into $180/month Internet 600 + Cable w/ HBO. What gives?

    Are Telus and Shaw still offering additional discounts if you swap from one to the other?
    Is internet 600 actually twice as fast a internet 300 even at peak times?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 88CRX View Post
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    Our 2 year contract for Shaw Internat + Cable is expiring, couldn't find a current thread on here regarding Shaw vs Telus but what the deal these days?

    At first glance it looks like our $140/month Internet 300 + Cable w/ HBO is going to turn into $180/month Internet 600 + Cable w/ HBO. What gives?

    Are Telus and Shaw still offering additional discounts if you swap from one to the other?
    Is internet 600 actually twice as fast a internet 300 even at peak times?
    Are you in an area where you can get FTTH?
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    Swapping between another usually means a solid bill credit, 2-3 months free.

    Telus has had the stacked benefit that you save more if you have mobile services with them, which Shaw doesn’t offer.

    I saved a ton moving all my services to Telus versus Shaw. I also just felt like after 7 years with them Shaw was in full take for granted mode, whereas at least with Telus my fees are locked for 2 years. Shaw is notorious for making you sign a 2 year deal to secure 3-6 months of discounts. So your bill just keeps going up despite being locked in.

    Bonus points is that my internet is way better 300/300 versus 300/15.
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    I would go with Telus. Ive been with both over the last 10 years and Telus is far superior. Unfortunately im stuck with Shaw right now as Telus does not have FTTH in my area and even all the copper nodes are full except for internet 15 which is laughable. Telus couldnt even tell me when they were expanding their system to either provide FTTH or open up more nodes.

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    I just renewed new contract with Shaw.

    $119/month Internet 300 + Bluecurve TV for 2 years. All new equipment free rental, new XB6 modem and Bluecurve TV stuff. Was paying $153 previously. But right after I signed up, I started seeing Facebook ads for even cheaper. $99 for Bluecurve TV and Internet 600 for 2 years. Dang it!!
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    Well imagine if instead of writing that letter to the editor, she just posts on a car forum for car enthusiasts. That's Kritafo.

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    I just renegotiated my plan as my 2 yrs was up in December.

    I have the "You Pick 6 Combo" + Optik 300 for $105 + GST (my previous contract was $95 including gst.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by A2VR6 View Post
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    I would go with Telus. Ive been with both over the last 10 years and Telus is far superior. Unfortunately im stuck with Shaw right now as Telus does not have FTTH in my area and even all the copper nodes are full except for internet 15 which is laughable. Telus couldnt even tell me when they were expanding their system to either provide FTTH or open up more nodes.
    I'd switch for FTTH, but Telus won't ever bring it, I don't think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    I'd switch for FTTH, but Telus won't ever bring it, I don't think.
    I’m shocked that my ancient community has it and yours doesn’t.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    I’m shocked that my ancient community has it and yours doesn’t.
    you people are rich

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    The fiber location thing on Telus' website says my neighborhood has it. Might be worth it.

    Dreading the Shaw retention department phone call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 88CRX View Post
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    The fiber location thing on Telus' website says my neighborhood has it. Might be worth it.

    Dreading the Shaw retention department phone call.
    Not sure if you've seen it yet but if you're considering switching to Fiber, Telus has a promo right now for $85/mo which gets you 940/940Mbps internet, unlimited data, free equipment and a $200 bill credit. Two year term.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 88CRX View Post
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    The fiber location thing on Telus' website says my neighborhood has it. Might be worth it.

    Dreading the Shaw retention department phone call.
    Do it via online chat
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    additionally, OP, if you want to switch to TELUS, I can put you through our referral system. It usually can net you a better deal, but YMMV. I don't get anything for it IIRC, but I am always willing to help out Beyonders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    Do it via online chat
    Cant be connected to retentions through online chat. Just reg CSR rep. But I did get my $119 deal from just a reg CSR rep, didnt wanna waste time on phone with retentions so took it.
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    Well imagine if instead of writing that letter to the editor, she just posts on a car forum for car enthusiasts. That's Kritafo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dj_rice View Post
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    Cant be connected to retentions through online chat. Just reg CSR rep. But I did get my $119 deal from just a reg CSR rep, didnt wanna waste time on phone with retentions so took it.
    What are the specifics of your new plan? If I can avoid retention's on the phone I'd take something for $120/month.

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    Don’t need to talk to retentions if you have no intention on staying lol.
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    Damn I feel like I am getting ripped off haha. I got You Pick 6 and 150mbps for $141 all in, that's after $40 discount for 2 years which I got about 6 months ago. I see they have gigabit for $85 for new customers, and some people on here get better deals than mine with same TV service. I think it's time to call them. Been a customer for like 10 years now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eblend View Post
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    Damn I feel like I am getting ripped off haha. I got You Pick 6 and 150mbps for $141 all in, that's after $40 discount for 2 years which I got about 6 months ago. I see they have gigabit for $85 for new customers, and some people on here get better deals than mine with same TV service. I think it's time to call them. Been a customer for like 10 years now.
    That should be $110 or so.
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    FTTH > Cable > DSL.

    Telus keep sending guys to my house and I told them every time until I see fiber being pulled into my home, they won't get by business.

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    For those of you with shaw bluecurve is it any good? I have shaw 300 right now and it's garbage. Speeds very inconsistent and drops down under 100 many times when I check with my hard wired pc that's connected directly to their modem and wireless always drops even when using a different access point and 5ghz is marginally better than 2.4. This problem is happening at two houses. I called a few times and complained and nothing has changed but I don't have a bluecurve modem and they suggested to replace it but costs extra per month. I had telus 75 before and it's a hundred times better than shaw right now so I might change back.

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