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post #136 of 1214 (permalink) Old 2012-01-15, 12:38 AM
 
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i would switch but i watch HDNET, Discovery World & Oasis while on the other hand i don't watch Space, BNN, Animal Planet or Bravo

so no point in paying $31.85 for Best of HD, HDNET, Discovery World & Oasis...when i can have them for $16

plus my wife is indian and she watches the South Asian package for $14...however with SPP its $20...$6 more

eventhough has a triple play customer it would be cheaper to switch to SPP for the 3 services(tv, internet and phone) paying extra for HD channels & South Asian package isn't worth it for me


Triple Play Discount-$20.00
Basic Cable $40.95
Timeshift $3.95
HD Plus $16.00
South Asian TV Pack $14.00
Broadband 50 $52.00
Home Phone Basic $34.95


Current Monthly Services $141.85
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post #137 of 1214 (permalink) Old 2012-01-15, 10:20 AM
 
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What included in the $14 South Asian package?

In HD, even the commercials are enjoyable!
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post #138 of 1214 (permalink) Old 2012-01-15, 03:23 PM
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I think the $14 package only had 2 channels (can't remember which 2, possibly Sony + ATN). However, the $20 South Asian Package on the Personalizer has Alpha Punjabi, ATN, B4U, Sony, and NDTV. With the old packaging, a bundle of these 5 channels would cost $49.95.
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post #139 of 1214 (permalink) Old 2012-01-15, 04:42 PM
 
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With the old packaging, a bundle of these 5 channels would cost $49.95

^^^wrong it costs only $14 not $49.95

the $14 package gets 5 channels(Alpha Punjabi, ATN, B4U, Sony, and NDTV)

why is it $20 on SPP?
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post #140 of 1214 (permalink) Old 2012-01-15, 05:31 PM
 
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I've never seen anyone give 5 South Asian channels for $14.
$20 is the cheapest with SPP, Telus charges $20 for three channels, Bell is a little less than Telus, but still not 5 channels for $20. Haven't checked Rogers lately.

In HD, even the commercials are enjoyable!
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post #141 of 1214 (permalink) Old 2012-01-16, 12:40 AM
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@Jason316

It sounds like you're on a grandfathered package. I googled your package and found out that around Jan 2010, Shaw was offering all 5 channels for a discounted rate of $14/mo in Vancouver only. However, when I was selling Shaw services in July - Oct 2011, the standard pricing was $49.95 everywhere unless you were on the Personalizer. The information is now completely gone from the Shaw website though.

Bottom line: If you're paying $14/mo then you were in the right place at the right time, and you shouldn't switch unless they sweeten the offer or you need more channels. You're paying less than most customers for those same Shaw services.
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post #142 of 1214 (permalink) Old 2012-01-16, 02:50 AM
 
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tux i think you are wrong

because i got married on October 15th, 2011 and added those channels for my wife on October 27, 2011 when I got home from my honeymoon.
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post #143 of 1214 (permalink) Old 2012-01-16, 04:20 PM
 
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@Jason316 - How are you able to get the $20 triple play discount? I thought it had been dropped by shaw. They now row the discount into the prices. Hence my cost went up.

Here is my bill before I switched to SPP:
Basic Cable 41
BB 50 59
Basic phone 25
HD Plus(GF) 12
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$137

This is more than what you were stating in your post.
Now I switched to SPP , downgrade to BB10, Best of HD and Kids channel.
Total cost $99
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post #144 of 1214 (permalink) Old 2012-01-16, 04:28 PM
 
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still getting triple play has of Dec 23 2011

will see on my new bill if I get it

if Shaw dropped that then no point in getting all 3 services with them
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post #145 of 1214 (permalink) Old 2012-01-16, 04:31 PM
 
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Shaw has not dropped it's bundled discount rates.

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post #146 of 1214 (permalink) Old 2012-01-16, 10:57 PM
 
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Does that mean that Shaw have over charged me for the last 3 months?
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post #147 of 1214 (permalink) Old 2012-01-16, 11:06 PM
 
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@twindad: Those prices you listed are the bundle prices. The stand-alone rate for Basic Phone is $34.95, and Broadband 50 was $74.90 (now $65). The bundle discount is already incorporated into your bill.

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post #148 of 1214 (permalink) Old 2012-01-16, 11:24 PM
 
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But that is still $17 more than what Jason is paying.
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post #149 of 1214 (permalink) Old 2012-01-16, 11:53 PM
 
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Jason had Timeshift, non grandfathered HDPLUS and a whole South Asian package extra

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post #150 of 1214 (permalink) Old 2012-01-17, 01:59 AM
 
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@twindad: Jason listed Broadband 50 as $52, which is the stand-alone price for High Speed Internet ($42 after bundle discount), so he may have typed the package incorrectly.

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