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Interestingly enough most of those channels listed, specifically the ones that are currently in tiers are all now owned by Shaw. I'm going to try and find out more about this one myself, but perhaps some of the Shaw guys on this board can shed more light on this new package.

Just wanted to add that it also includes Encore Avenue 1 & 2.

And after chatting with a Shaw rep online i've confirmed that it only includes those channels mentioned above and not any specific tiers. Looks like Shaw is willing to create new packages with mostly their own channels. Surprisingly enough Food Network is included but not HGTV?? That makes no sense at all, i'd also prefer HGTV over Slice and i'm sure most customers would.

In the end for me it's not much of a value package since I tend to watch many of the specialties available in tiers 1,2,3 and even though I would like to get Flicks and Timeshifting i'm not willing to pay more than i'm already paying and am not willing to give up tiers 1,2,3 either in exchange for them.
 

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Not sure when the option to choose individual channels will be available. Eventually I suppose. They would have to take T1, T2, T3 off of analog to do this. Many people have filters if they do not subscribe to those packs.
 

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I believe certain areas are now digital only and I know others, such as rural Manitoba, currently have or will soon the 3 tiers in digital only, so that shouldn't be a problem. Besides if you have digital tv, your not receiving analog so offering a la carte shouldn't be an issue, should it?
 

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Interestingly enough most of those channels listed, specifically the ones that are currently in tiers are all now owned by Shaw. I'm going to try and find out more about this one myself, but perhaps some of the Shaw guys on this board can shed more light on this new package.

Just wanted to add that it also includes Encore Avenue 1 & 2.

And after chatting with a Shaw rep online i've confirmed that it only includes those channels mentioned above and not any specific tiers. Looks like Shaw is willing to create new packages with mostly their own channels. Surprisingly enough Food Network is included but not HGTV?? That makes no sense at all, i'd also prefer HGTV over Slice and i'm sure most customers would.

In the end for me it's not much of a value package since I tend to watch many of the specialties available in tiers 1,2,3 and even though I would like to get Flicks and Timeshifting i'm not willing to pay more than i'm already paying and am not willing to give up tiers 1,2,3 either in exchange for them.
Yes this is a newer package that includes basic and only the few extra "tier based" channels mentioned. It is a rarely used package due to the inability to add the full tiers for customers but it is definitely available and has been for a couple months now.
 

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Can HD Plus or Pick and Pay Diginets be added to this value bundle?

Does it come with 4 outlets?
 

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Yes HD Plus and pick and pay channels can be added to the best of my knowledge. (just not tiers). Like other bundles with Shaw you can have up to 4 cable outlets.
 

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For $94.90/mo, you will have:
(1) Basic Cable
(2) Digital Phone Basic
(3) Shaw High Speed

With that, this Shaw Value Bundle is a better deal then their regular bundles. Just don't know what is the price if I want to have the regular high speed.
 

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As per the website in nice tiny print:

*Offer and rates subject to change without notice. Must not have subscribed in the past 30 days. Regular rates and download speeds may vary by market. Shaw maintains ownership of equipment.
 

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ya,
ANyway, they have a promotional rate for the phone now. Digital Phone Basic is only $15.95/mo (6 months). After that, it is $20.95/mon, still $7/mon cheaper than telus.
 

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For $94.90/mo, you will have:
(1) Basic Cable
(2) Digital Phone Basic
(3) Shaw High Speed

With that, this Shaw Value Bundle is a better deal then their regular bundles. Just don't know what is the price if I want to have the regular high speed.
Actually, that is just the regular rate net of triple play discount and purchased modem discount. I have been a Shaw customer for many years and as such I don't get any special rate deal. I subscribe to cable TV, Shaw Home Phone Basic and High Speed Internet. If I deduct from my regular monthly charges of $132.85 the following:

Movie Central - $17.00
HD Plus - $12.00
Encore Avenue - $3.00
Voice Mail - $5.95

the net amount is $94.90, the same as this so called Value Bundle.
 

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Actually, that is just the regular rate net of triple play discount and purchased modem discount. I have been a Shaw customer for many years and as such I don't get any special rate deal. I subscribe to cable TV, Shaw Home Phone Basic and High Speed Internet. If I deduct from my regular monthly charges of $132.85 the following:

Movie Central - $17.00
HD Plus - $12.00
Encore Avenue - $3.00
Voice Mail - $5.95

the net amount is $94.90, the same as this so called Value Bundle.
Don't get me started on ....
I have been a Shaw customer for over 20 years (some times I even have multi accounts). When I first subscribed to Shaw cable internet service, they would give you a free NIC (10 mps). I remember they even needed to email me the nic driver. However, I never have a break on the bundle price. The truth is that I am eager to try telus TV since my mom wants to stay with telus.
 

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Change in pricing & Shaw PVR

Is there an automatic change in pricing when you purchase a shaw pvr?

We just came back from holidays and we've noticed a change in our bill. A $20 jump in price. The problem is Shaw does not break down the services very well on the invoice. We are also on automatic billing...which I KNEW this was a bad idea.. The detailed breakdown is even worse.

Here's our original breakdown:

28-Aug-10 050-002 Billing-Basic Cable 35.95 $132.66
28-Aug-10 050-251 Billing-Tier 1 14.00 $146.66
28-Aug-10 050-252 Billing-Tier 2 11.00 $157.66
28-Aug-10 050-253 Billing-Tier 3 16.00 $173.66
28-Aug-10 050-830 Billing-High-Speed Internet 48.95 $222.61
28-Aug-10 050-220 Billing-Additional Outlets 5.00 $227.61
28-Aug-10 050-888 Billing-Bundle Discount 29.95- $197.66
28-Aug-10 050-387 Billing-Purchased Modem Discou 5.00- $192.66
28-Aug-10 050-960 Billing-Harmonized Sales Tax 11.51 $204.17
29-Aug-10 014-011 Payment - Thank you 96.71- $107.46

$107.46 is the norm. We were on the analog basic cable with a purchased modem. We don't need/want HD.

Then we bought the PVR when our dvd recorder broke. Our bill didn't change at the time. Of course, we've never subscribed to the HD service.. Actually Shaw didn't tell us we were SUBSCRIBING to this service. Just because we bought the PVR, doesn't mean we wanted digital service. ISN'T this ILLEGAL (negative billing)? Our invoice total hadn't changed at the time so we didn't think anything of it.

11-Sep-10 004-002 Change In Service-Basic Cable 18.48- $88.98
11-Sep-10 004-251 Change In Service-Tier 1 7.00- $81.98
11-Sep-10 004-252 Change In Service-Tier 2 5.50- $76.48
11-Sep-10 004-253 Change In Service-Tier 3 8.50- $67.98
11-Sep-10 004-830 Change In Service-High-Speed I 26.00- $41.98
11-Sep-10 004-220 Change In Service-Additional O 2.50- $39.48
11-Sep-10 004-888 Change In Service-Bundle Disco 15.50 $54.98
11-Sep-10 004-002 Change In Service-Basic Cable 18.48 $73.46
11-Sep-10 004-251 Change In Service-Tier 1 7.00 $80.46
11-Sep-10 004-252 Change In Service-Tier 2 5.50 $85.96

11-Sep-10 004-253 Change In Service-Tier 3 8.50 $94.46
11-Sep-10 004-830 Change In Service-High-Speed I 26.00 $120.46
11-Sep-10 004-220 Change In Service-Additional O 2.50 $122.96
11-Sep-10 004-888 Change In Service-Bundle Disco 20.48- $102.48
11-Sep-10 004-836 Change In Service-Additional I 4.98 $107.46
11-Sep-10 004-742 Change In Service-HD Plus Pack 2.00 $109.46
11-Sep-10 004-742 Change In Service-HD Plus Pack 6.00 $115.46
11-Sep-10 004-858 Change In Service-HD Promotion 8.00- $107.46

THEN WE NOTICED THIS:

28-Sep-10 050-002 Billing-Basic Cable 36.95 $144.41
28-Sep-10 050-251 Billing-Tier 1 14.00 $158.41
28-Sep-10 050-252 Billing-Tier 2 11.00 $169.41
28-Sep-10 050-253 Billing-Tier 3 17.00 $186.41
28-Sep-10 050-830 Billing-High-Speed Internet 52.00 $238.41
28-Sep-10 050-220 Billing-Additional Outlets 5.00 $243.41
28-Sep-10 050-888 Billing-Bundle Discount 40.95- $202.46
28-Sep-10 050-836 Billing-Additional IP Address 9.95 $212.41
28-Sep-10 050-387 Billing-Purchased Modem Discou 5.00- $207.41
28-Sep-10 050-742 Billing-HD Plus Package 4.00 $211.41
28-Sep-10 050-742 Billing-HD Plus Package 12.00 $223.41
28-Sep-10 050-858 Billing-HD Promotional Discoun 16.00- $207.41
28-Sep-10 050-960 Billing-Harmonized Sales Tax 11.99 $219.40
29-Sep-10 014-011 Payment - Thank you 107.46- $111.94

Ok.. so Basic Cable, and Tier 3 went up $1 each.. High-Speed went up also.. but what's the Additional IP Address? Here the HD Plus Package started but was reduced by some Promotional Discount... so the invoice wasn't too out of the norm.. (PS.. where does Shaw indicate on their invoices to the client that prices start to change? As a customer, shouldn't I be informed of price increases?)

Now that we're back, the bill got even higher, without the promotional discount.

28-Oct-10 050-002 Billing-Basic Cable 36.95 $148.89
28-Oct-10 050-251 Billing-Tier 1 14.00 $162.89
28-Oct-10 050-252 Billing-Tier 2 11.00 $173.89
28-Oct-10 050-253 Billing-Tier 3 17.00 $190.89
28-Oct-10 050-830 Billing-High-Speed Internet 52.00 $242.89
28-Oct-10 050-220 Billing-Additional Outlets 5.00 $247.89
28-Oct-10 050-888 Billing-Bundle Discount 40.95- $206.94
28-Oct-10 050-836 Billing-Additional IP Address 9.95 $216.89
28-Oct-10 050-387 Billing-Purchased Modem Discou 5.00- $211.89
28-Oct-10 050-742 Billing-HD Plus Package 4.00 $215.89
28-Oct-10 050-742 Billing-HD Plus Package 12.00 $227.89
28-Oct-10 050-960 Billing-Harmonized Sales Tax 13.91 $241.80
29-Oct-10 014-011 Payment - Thank you 111.94- $129.86

It's now $129.86, up from our original $107.46, or $111.94 (from the Sept invoice)
 

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It looks like you had the first month of HD Plus free. You were given $16 off in the first month:

28-Sep-10 050-858 Billing-HD Promotional Discoun 16.00-

Now you are being charged the regular amount. If you don't want it, you can call and cancel. To view your normal bill, you should select 'View My Bill' instead of viewing your account statement, as it is much clearer.
 
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