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Guspaz
Guspaz
Premium,MVM
join:2001-11-05
Montreal, QC
kudos:23
reply to singerie3

Re: zazeen / acanac iptv going live soon - website updated

They don't seem to have CTV Montreal, or CBC Montreal. You would think the basic Canadian networks local channels would be a pre-requisite for offering service in Montreal...

$40 for basic TV is way too much considering FibeTV is $24.24/mth for the basic package (all fees included), with a free STB...
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rednekcowboy

join:2012-03-21
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Acanac

I sent them an email asking all kinds of questions.

One of which was 39.95 is the beta cost, but they don't say how much the monthly cost will be after beta.

As far as the channels go, they do say on their website that they will be constantly changing, removing and or adding channels.

I know it's comparing apples to oranges, but compared to Videotron's service, this would be much cheaper for me as with Videotron, I have to get the basic package + the anglo package which costs me almost $100/month with HD and all the other fees added to that.

This looks like a viable alternative to me as their basic package is quite full and I probably wouldn't need anything but that. I would go with FibeTV but I want no part of Bell's Internet whatsoever--just too rich for my blood with their low caps.


yyzlhr

join:2012-09-03
Scarborough, ON
kudos:4

The $40 is the regular price according to the website. You get a $10 monthly credit during the beta period.



rednekcowboy

join:2012-03-21
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Acanac

said by yyzlhr:

The $40 is the regular price according to the website. You get a $10 monthly credit during the beta period.

You may want to check that again, unless I'm missing something it says on top $39.95-Beta Pre Order

It does say that you will get a $10/month credit on your account for everymonth that you remain in Beta, however it doesn't say how much the monthly service will cost.

singerie3

join:2008-10-12
Saint-Constant, QC

said by rednekcowboy:

said by yyzlhr:

The $40 is the regular price according to the website. You get a $10 monthly credit during the beta period.

You may want to check that again, unless I'm missing something it says on top $39.95-Beta Pre Order

It does say that you will get a $10/month credit on your account for everymonth that you remain in Beta, however it doesn't say how much the monthly service will cost.

i understood the same as yyzlhr

Basic tv package 39.95 / beta preorder click here

not

Beta basic tv backage 39.95$


rednekcowboy

join:2012-03-21
kudos:1

Could very well be, guess we'll find out when the answer my inquiries.


yyzlhr

join:2012-09-03
Scarborough, ON
kudos:4

Click for full size
Actually, it seems like you only accumulate credits during the beta period which are then applied to the MSF after the product exits beta.


rednekcowboy

join:2012-03-21
kudos:1

Yup, that's what I said:

quote:
It does say that you will get a $10/month credit on your account for everymonth that you remain in Beta


rosenqui
Premium
join:2004-05-28
Kanata, ON
reply to Guspaz

said by Guspaz:

$40 for basic TV is way too much considering FibeTV is $24.24/mth for the basic package (all fees included), with a free STB...

In Ontario FibeTV is $37.95/month plus $3 "digital services fee", plus LPIF fee. There's a lot of fine print too; I gather you pay $13.86/month to rent their PVR if you don't have a Bell bundle.

As usual, beware the fine print with Bell/Rogers/Videotron.

I think Zazeen will be competitive but I hope that they eventually offer a ~$20 basic package with the mandated "must carry" channels and then allow pick & pay for others. One of the complaints many people have with the incumbents is their forced bundling of channels, making you take a more expensive tier just to get one or two extra channels you want.


Guspaz
Guspaz
Premium,MVM
join:2001-11-05
Montreal, QC
kudos:23

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said by rosenqui:

said by Guspaz:

$40 for basic TV is way too much considering FibeTV is $24.24/mth for the basic package (all fees included), with a free STB...

In Ontario FibeTV is $37.95/month plus $3 "digital services fee", plus LPIF fee. There's a lot of fine print too; I gather you pay $13.86/month to rent their PVR if you don't have a Bell bundle.

As usual, beware the fine print with Bell/Rogers/Videotron.

I think Zazeen will be competitive but I hope that they eventually offer a ~$20 basic package with the mandated "must carry" channels and then allow pick & pay for others. One of the complaints many people have with the incumbents is their forced bundling of channels, making you take a more expensive tier just to get one or two extra channels you want.

I can't speak to Fibe pricing in Ontairo, but in Quebec, Fibe's basic offer is:

The Basic (including HD)
$9.95 per month for months 1-6
$24.24 per month after
No extra fees
STB included
Includes 59 tv/radio channels (but no Space, Food, etc).

So, Zazeen's channel lineup isn't too bad, but they're missing most local channels for Montreal (no CTV, no CBC), and they're still calling it a "basic" package. It costs a lot more than Bell's basic package... If the competitive feature is that it has more channels, they shouldn't call it basic.

EDIT: Here's the channels in Bell's $24.24 package:


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nitzguy
Premium
join:2002-07-11
Sudbury, ON

No Sportsnet available at all makes it a non-starter for me, and too bad, I was truly/seriously interested in this...

But since I can't even get it even if I buy the package and am stuck with TSN, I'll have to figure out another way to get Blue Jays games this year.



rednekcowboy

join:2012-03-21
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Acanac
reply to Guspaz

said by Guspaz:

I can't speak to Fibe pricing in Ontairo, but in Quebec, Fibe's basic offer is:

The Basic (including HD)
$9.95 per month for months 1-6
$24.24 per month after
No extra fees
STB included
Includes 59 tv/radio channels (but no Space, Food, etc).

So, Zazeen's channel lineup isn't too bad, but they're missing most local channels for Montreal (no CTV, no CBC), and they're still calling it a "basic" package. It costs a lot more than Bell's basic package... If the competitive feature is that it has more channels, they shouldn't call it basic.

EDIT: Here's the channels in Bell's $24.24 package:
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Yes, but in order to get Fibe, you have to subscribe to Bell internet and that will absolutely never happen with me, at least.


Spare

join:2004-04-14
min2p6
reply to Guspaz

Faked going in bell site as being in Quebec but in your fine print as well as Ontario it states in a bundle with home phone which means in Ontario another $5.00 on top of that if you don't have home phone . Don't now if it means the same thin in Quebec.


funny0

join:2010-12-22
reply to rosenqui

said by rosenqui:

said by Guspaz:

$40 for basic TV is way too much considering FibeTV is $24.24/mth for the basic package (all fees included), with a free STB...

In Ontario FibeTV is $37.95/month plus $3 "digital services fee", plus LPIF fee. There's a lot of fine print too; I gather you pay $13.86/month to rent their PVR if you don't have a Bell bundle.

As usual, beware the fine print with Bell/Rogers/Videotron.

I think Zazeen will be competitive but I hope that they eventually offer a ~$20 basic package with the mandated "must carry" channels and then allow pick & pay for others. One of the complaints many people have with the incumbents is their forced bundling of channels, making you take a more expensive tier just to get one or two extra channels you want.

ya and if you take that pvr back or have them come pick it up they try and forget they gave you a receipt then cut off 9/11 on ya and your telephone and everything then hijack your line to prevent you getting TSI internet....

yea wonderful aint it.


Guspaz
Guspaz
Premium,MVM
join:2001-11-05
Montreal, QC
kudos:23

After 36 months, Bell gives you ownership of the PVR. Until then, it's a $0 rental.

Also, Zazeen does have Space (in HD no less), dunno what you're talking about.
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Dunlop

join:2011-07-13
kudos:2
Reviews:
·Bell Fibe

said by Guspaz:

After 36 months, Bell gives you ownership of the PVR. Until then, it's a $0 rental.

Also, Zazeen does have Space (in HD no less), dunno what you're talking about.

Same deal for any receiver you rent. The price I mention above factors i the $5.50 for the second receiver and after 3 years I own it as well.