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2018-07-31 05:30 PM
grubntech Half of what you are paying is a definite yes. The issue is, retention is not what it used to be. Quotas get slashed and companies are ready to let customers go at higher rates than before, especially when it means slashing the bill in half.

My suggestion is to always be super polite, explain to them that a 50% discount even with all the extras is over $1000 for that year alone. You could cancel, switch, and switch back before end of year and put that money to good use like investment or vacation.

If someone offered me 1000$+ in exchange for 1-2 hours of calls tops and a day of waiting for the install, I'd take it but depends on how valuable it is relatively to you.
2018-07-31 05:10 PM
Worth calling Retention?

Shaw cold called me and is offering 75/7.5 inet, home phone, basic+5 themes and bluesky for 2 tv's for $80/month for a year.
Granted it will cost another $20 for unlimited long distance and a couple extra channels but that's about >half what I'm paying MTS now for net, home phone, tv + dvrs($229).
2017-12-05 09:36 AM
Dr.Dave New residential rates - as of February 1, 2018

Fibe TV (formerly Ultimate TV)
Set-top boxes No change
Basic pack No change
PVR service + $2.00
Sports Fans channel group + $4.00
PrimeTime 1 channel group + $1.00
Temporary disconnect + $1.50

Cable TV (applies to certain rural communities)
Basic + $2.00

No change to internet plans or phone rates, but some addon prices have increased.

If you are currently enjoying a fixed promotional rate, it will remain in effect for the duration of the promotional period.
2017-12-04 08:34 PM
Upcoming notice of BellMTS price increase

BellMTS has posted a notice of upcoming prices increases on their website.
2017-07-06 09:59 AM
Dr.Dave Bell MTS announced "Price Adjustments" effective Sept. 2017. The last general increase was Feb. 2016.
In order to maintain our quality of service and technological leadership our customers have come to expect, Bell MTS must adjust the costs we charge to the customer.

I have posted the new prices from the link plus the old price where it is available from the web site. I didn't include those communities in rural Manitoba that have Cable TV in this table. The price increase for internet is $3.95/month for those plans where the old price available so I expect that is also the case for the other plans that aren't currently listed.

Component Sept. price Old price
Ultimate TV
Basic Pack 47.95 45.00
Individual Channels
NFL Network 4.00 1.99
WWE Network 13.00 11.99
Internet Plans   
Lightning 63.95
Lightning Plus 73.95
Lightning Reach 68.95
Lightning Reach Plus 78.95
Lightning 10 67.95 64.00
Lightning 25 75.95 72.00
Lightning 50 93.95 90.00
FiON Lightning 50 93.95 90.00
FiON Lightning 150 113.95 110.00
FiON Lightning 300 123.95 120.00
Gigabit FiON 163.95 160.00
Light 55.95
Light Plus 65.95
Total Internet 68.95 65.00
Voice Package 46.95 45.00
Home Phone Essentials 36.95
Flex Pack 4 18.95 17.00
Flex Pack 5 21.95 20.00
LD Network Access Fee 4.95  
2017-03-30 10:41 AM
erdster somebody from bell mts, gave me a promo, for tv,phone and internet for $60
2017-03-17 08:53 PM
Dr.Dave Starting today CraveTV is available to Ultimate TV customers for only $5.99 a month with the first month free (compared to $7.99 if you don't subscribe through your TV provider.)
2016-11-22 04:42 PM
MTS Pick and Pay

MTS has released a new brochure "Current as of November 22, 2016."

Here is the PDF of "Individual channel pricing" as required by the CRTC (pick and pay.)

The individual channel pricing is also shown for each channel in a channel group by clicking on the plus sign.

Some companies like Bell Media have made their wholesale prices so high that it would cost $8 for one channel like Space or Bravo, when the group that they are in is only $4 and you get 5 channels for that price.

On the other hand, if you don't want the whole Entertainment group for $4, you can get just Showcase (Corus) for $1.99.
2016-02-28 04:15 PM
bigdoubledee Looks like an interesting way to stick people with channels they don't want. Other than CBC and TSN who wants anything else on that list?
2016-02-28 11:45 AM
Dr.Dave MTS finalized their Printable TV Channel Packages Brochure PDF on Friday, which sheds a little more light on their packaging. The following channels are grouped as "Essentials" and are only available if you "upgrade" from Starter to Basic:

CBC News Network
Game TV
Stingray Music
TSN 1-5
Vision TV
YTV East & West

The following channels are grouped as "Extras" and are "included with your set-top box rental", which means everyone will get them, since everyone needs an STB. That's an interesting way to work around the CRTC restriction that extra channels can't be included in "skinny basic".

288 Al Jazeera English
96 Apps on TV Demo Channel
27 Daystar Canada
190/1190 FNTSY Sports Network
179 Horseracing 1&2
40 MTS TV Free View Channel
29 MTS TV Weather
93 MyPicks
287 RT (Russia TV)
7 The Shopping Channel
1016 The Weather Network App
92 Ultimate Picks
9 What's On MTS TV
menu choices Buddy TV, MyMenu and Twitter on TV
2016-02-25 04:14 PM
gordon1111 Your best option to contact a rep is to go to the MTS community forum they have no reps on other forum platforms. You could also dm then on Twitter @ mtshelps

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2016-02-25 12:34 PM
coleworld Thinking of switching from Shaw to MTS, and wondering if there are any MTS reps lurking to help.

Just need Internet, I know the standard 1/2 offer is a 3 month promo, but wanting a 6 or 12 month promo if possible. Lighting 25, maybe 50 is the price/terms are right.

Any feedback on best I could get for this?
2016-02-25 11:41 AM
Starter Package (Skinny Basic)

MTS put the pricing of their "Starter" package on their web page:
$28/month (includes first wired set-top box rental worth $3/month.)
It includes the equivalent HD channels and the U.S. networks.

You can see all the channels here (can be sorted by package.)

I noticed that they lumped all the "extra" channels from the original Basic into "Essentials," but there doesn't seem to by any way to order them aside from ordering the full Basic, which is $17 more than Starter.

The good news is that MTS has always had cheap "channel groups" - most are $3 - $4 and have about 5 channels. I noticed that they have taken down the link to the PDF of their channel brochure - they must still be working on the new one.

According to an MTS post in their Community Forum, the Starter package is not eligible for bundling. A user post says that if you have Total Internet the set top and PVR credits will still apply (not confirmed by MTS.)
2016-02-22 04:52 PM
tux Spoke to MTS today, getting the information was like pulling teeth and the agent had to consult with supervisor.

Anyway, this is what I got about MTS's skinny basic:

- will include Canadian networks
- will include US networks
- will include HD
- will cost $25

Further details will be released by their "marketing department" closer to (or on) launch date.
2016-02-19 06:56 PM
Originally Posted by Dr.Dave View Post
MTS posted in their Community forums that they would be releasing details on their CRTC-mandated skinny basic package "sometime next week."
Its a good thing I asked... Or they would have stayed quiet.

I hope the price point is a couple dollars cheaper... So that with equipment rental it will be $25. I also wonder if total internet rebate for equipment would work with skinny basic.

- Shawguy (K from Canada)
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