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post #76 of 84 (permalink) Old 2016-03-02, 12:07 PM
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Eastlink's skinny basic is described in today's Halifax Herald.

Nova Scotia gets the skinny on new cable packages | The Chronicle Herald


$25 per month -- 30 channels (HD included)
Additional fees: $59.95 one-time installation fee. $5.95 per month HD receiver fee, $14.95 per month for HD PVR.
Add on options: Two tiers of value packs including most popular channels, 105 channels for an additional $50 a month, or 150 channels for an additional $60, or theme packs for things like sports, kids or lifestyle starting at $9.95 per month. Single channels also available at varying prices.
Other info: Includes US stations ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and PBS on Free View until end of May, 2016. On demand not included.

The above article also compares it to Bell and Rogers.
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post #77 of 84 (permalink) Old 2017-02-22, 02:01 PM
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2017 - retention Deal with EL

Hi Folks,

I hear from a friend this week that he was able to lower his Eastlink bundle this week by $35 including some free themes.
Iím no longer an Eastlink customer so Iím not sure EL call them themes.

He did state that they have changed their model and are allowing him to switch out some channels for others from another package as part of his renewal.

He also stated to get this discount he had to lock in for 3 years. I believe he is on their Maestro package. If I recall, his cost before taxes and LD was around $154

Good luck to others that want to lower their costs.
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post #78 of 84 (permalink) Old 2017-02-23, 08:36 AM
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I was able to negotiate a similar deal as well, locked in for three years. I didn't get any free themes, though, but am still quite happy with what I did get. The only extra theme pack that I chose was the timeshift package, which is the only one still priced at $5. All others are priced at $9.95. The channel swap program is a nice feature, being able to switch out channels that I never watch, and replace them with channels of more interest to me.

I have been very happy with Eastlink through the years, and even happier now that my costs have been lowered. It's good to be able to support a local company, and they are great people to deal with.
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post #79 of 84 (permalink) Old 2017-07-25, 07:40 AM
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question regarding the swapping of channels

If I sub to the TMN+superstations (22.50) as an add-on to the value pack then the superstations become a redundent choice in the value pk lineup .

Am I allowed to then trade the superstations (4 of them) for choices available in the channel exchange batch of available channels since I'd already have them via the tmn+superstations ?
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post #80 of 84 (permalink) Old 2017-07-26, 01:09 PM
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That should work, but keep in mind that only "Essentials Plus" and "Maestro" Bundles come with Value Pack II and TV Channel Exchange.

The way I look at it is that you are exchanging the superstations, then you are adding them back in with the TMN package. You should double-check with Eastlink that their software actually works that way.
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post #81 of 84 (permalink) Old 2017-09-29, 12:15 PM
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Hi Folks- i received a flyer at the door a few weeks back.

Summary is Internet+ TV Essentials Plus + Phone .

Supposedly for new customers.

lock in prices with 2 yr contract for $129.95 includes 2 dvr and 1 receiver, free install.
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post #82 of 84 (permalink) Old 2018-10-27, 06:49 PM
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Leverage Time- new deals are on now

Hi folks

If you have been paying $150 and up for the last few months be aware. In todayís provincial Herald Bell Aliant ran nearly a full page ad advertising $119 locked for 2 years for the 3 service basic bundle. A quick look online shows eastlink offering similar deals. I know Bell indicates new customers only and Iím sure Eastlink stipulates the same.
But the idea here if you want a better deal but donít want the headache to switch , do the research then call thru to retentions and negotiate a better deal with your current provider.

Good Luck.
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post #83 of 84 (permalink) Old 2018-10-29, 09:35 AM
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My mom got a letter indicating that Crave TV is being added to her package, she gets TMN, and because of this her bill will go up by $4. Is this not negative option billing and is that not disallowed. This is for Eastlink in rural Ontario, where Eastlink has many smaller operations.

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post #84 of 84 (permalink) Old 2019-03-03, 04:18 PM
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on the fence about switching and wondered if you can subscribe to the center ice pkg seperately from the super sports pak they offer as I dont have much use for nba,mlb,ohl etc..etc..even though its probably good value . when I spoke to a csr a few years ago she said you had to subscribe to the super sports pack but she didnt come across as knowing for sure .
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