Review by Bandito
Good "Outages are minimal"
- Location: undisclosed location
- Cost: $144 per month
- Install: about 2 days
Bad "Shaw doesn't care if you leave for the competition"
Overall "I am waiting for real competition"
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Value for money:
(ratings match consensus)
Shaw's speeds have risen over the last few years. However, so has their rates. Shaw has become very arrogant and even cocky when it comes to people wishing to negotiate their features and options.
They no longer offer any promotions like they have in the past. They grandfathered some television plans only to remove the protection because they have a right to do so. Their HD Plus is an example. I was told that any channel that turns into HD from SD will be added to your HD Plus package at no extra cost. However, they now no longer do so. They argue that it's to due to channel bandwidth allocation which is actually a "red herring".
Shaw does not care if you leave them for a competitor such as Telus. The only competitor they really dislike and will negotiate crazy deals for you to stay is you're currently a Novus customer. Sadly, most people dont have fibre optic cable and consequently pay very high internet monthly fees.
Read more here: »DSL FAQ »DSL vs CABLE?
Shaw is no longer competitive and making choosing channels very confusing. Unfortunately, this was started by Telus. They all mirror each other.
At the first opportunity, I will ditch Shaw...make no mistake about it. But, I am still waiting.
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