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This thread is for discussion of MTS Free Previews throughout 2011.

MTS has a free preview on channel 30 every month. If they have more than one preview, they usually start at channel 40. I believe the previews have to be co-ordinated with the channel owner to waive subscription fees. Therefore, any previews that are publicized by other BDUs may be available on MTS as well.

The MTS web site lists the free previews and their effective dates.

http://www.mts.ca/hdtv, click on Features and Free Previews.

This thread replaces MTS TV Free Previews 2010.
 

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Anyone cancelled their 3 free months of Movie Central package yet? In the 2010 discussion of this there seemed to be some discrepancy between whether you had to give 30 days notice of cancellation or whether you just needed to do it before your promotion date expired and I was wondering what the real-world results were :)
 

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You definitely needed to give them 30 days notice. I cut it close as I didn't what to get cut off too soon. While the notice was in on time, and the service terminated as scheduled, it showed up as being billed for one day. I plan to check my next bill to see if there is a credit for that and if not I will be calling them.
 

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As I posted in last year's thread, I had a 90-day free preview when I first got Ultimate TV a year ago and cancelled a day before it expired. I got billed in advance for the up-coming month of Movie Central and got a credit the next month. That was because my new bill was already being processed before I cancelled.

I think whether you get billed in advance depends on when you cancel in relation to your billing cycle. Regardless, you shouldn't have to pay anything as long as you cancel before the promo ends. I didn't sign up for this promo until the very end, so I'll be one of the last people on the promo.
 

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I switched back to Shaw on Nov 17/2010 (for a good deal price wise)
Started the free movies then.
I know the mailings I got from MTS said you had to give 30 days notice to
cancel.
I went to Shaw to give my notice early Jan and was told I didn't have to
give any notice. They would just cancel it on the day I did give notice, so not
to do it in advance.
Also noticed that my free trial ends March 14 (Shaw said it was because I
started 2 or 3 days after a billing cycle started so I would in effect get
a 3 month + 29 days free preview)
 

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Free Previews for Feb. 2011

Channel 30 W Movies
Channel 40 Comedy Gold (not listed on MTS' web site) expiration date unknown.
 

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Do people pay for Comedy Gold? Wow what pointless network with garbage shows. Is there a way to find out most or least subscribed digital channels?
 

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You definitely needed to give them 30 days notice. I cut it close as I didn't what to get cut off too soon. While the notice was in on time, and the service terminated as scheduled, it showed up as being billed for one day. I plan to check my next bill to see if there is a credit for that and if not I will be calling them.
I think this depends entirely on the billing cycle.. I cancelled 2 days before my promotion was supposed to expire.... and actually had a $1.27 credit on my account for it :)
 

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Super Channel Promotion

Subscribe to Super Channel & Get 3 Months Free

First three months free offer ends May 31,2011. For Ultimate TV customers: A subscription to HD Starter ($6/month) required to receive equivalent HD channels. If you choose not to keep Super Channel and Super Channel on Demand after 3 month promotional period, call MTS at 225-5687 (CALLMTS) to cancel or service will continue at then current price. Super Channel cancellation requires 30 days' notice.
Super Channel On Demand is also included.

Here's a link to the promo which also has an on-line form for ordering the promo. You cannot have had Super Channel within the last 30 days.

This isn't technically a preview, since you have to order it and cancel if you don't want to keep it. It looks very similar to the Movie Central last year.
 

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Free Previews for Aug. 2011

G4 - Channel 30 - all August.

Setanta Sports - Channel 40 - From August 12 to September 13, the best channel in Canada for international football and rugby is available free on channel 40. Highlights include live coverage of the Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League, and Tri Nations Rugby.
 

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SuperChannel Preview

Signed up for MTS in the spring and seemed to get the SuperChannel preview, was not told about it but was getting the channels, have now noticed that we are being charged for the channels. Has the practice of negative option billing not been outlawed in Manitoba (http://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?item=9866)

To me this seems to be exactly what MTS is doing, offering a free preview and then billing once the preview is over.

Will have to call to see if I can get charges removed.
 

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Setanta Sports and MTS TV are giving you a month of free sports action! From August 12 to September 13, the best channel in Canada for international football and rugby is available free on channel 40. Highlights include live coverage of the Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League, and Tri Nations Rugby.

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Although the channel listing says Ch. 41 is ARTV, the programming is, in fact, Nick Canada.

Just one of many errors in the channel listings (one that really bugs me is that RTN listings are completely wrong for everything and have been since the channel came on the air - they list movies and dramas, but there is no such programming on the RTN that we see).
 

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Channel 41 ARTV preview never worked for me. I'm on Ultimate TV and all I've ever gotten is "Television signal has been lost". I didn't have any intention to watch it, so it didn't matter.
 

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September Free Previews

Fight Network - Channel 30

ARTV - Channel 41 (the French - language channel completely devoted to culture and the arts).

Movie Central On Demand is yours to try FREE from September 19 to October 30. Catch 18 of the latest Hollywood blockbusters and HBO series available ONLY on Movie Central, including Despicable Me, The Switch, The Time Traveler's Wife, Killers, Boardwalk Empire, True Blood, Game of Thrones and more!

For MTS Ultimate TV find your free preview on:
MTS Video On Demand > Free Stuff & More > Free - Movie Central

For MTS Classic TV find you free preview on :
MTS Video On Demand > Free & More > Free - Movie Central
 

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Free Previews for November 2011

bold - Free Preview all November - Channel 30

documentary - Free Preview all November – Channel 40

Cosmo - Free Preview all November – Channel 41

Travel + Escape - Free Preview until January 31, 2012 – Channel 42

Food Network - Free Preview until December 31, 2010 – Channel 43
 

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Free Previews for December 2011

Sportsnet World (Formerly Setanta Sports) - Free Preview until December 31 - Channel 30

Nickelodeon - Free Preview until December 31 - Channel 40

Travel + Escape - Free Preview until January 31, 2012 – Channel 42

Food Network - Free Preview until December 31, 2010 – Channel 43

Sport TV Americas - Free Preview until January 8, 2012 - Channel 527

Miracle Channel - Free Preview until January 8, 2012 - Channel 523

addikTV - Free Preview from December 12, 2011 to January 8, 2012 - Channel 41

Tumble Books - Free Preview until December 31 - Channel 45

Games 4TV - Free Preview until December 31 - Channel 46

The MGM Channel - Channel 467 – Free Preview from December 8, 2011 to February 19, 2012

Warner Films - Channel 468 – Free Preview from December 8, 2011 to February 19, 2012

Hollywood Storm – Channel 469 – Free Preview from December 8, 2011 to February 19, 2012

Hollywood Festival – Channel 470 – Free Preview from December 8, 2011 to February 19, 2012
 
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