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Shaw: new customer, how to best optimize signup offers?

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Feb 19, 2005
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Shaw: new customer, how to best optimize signup offers?


I'm moving to a new place in the upcoming few weeks, so I'll be needing to sign up for internet and TV with Shaw. I've read the thread where existing customers try to squeeze a free HDPVR out of Shaw by threatening to sign up with Bell; should I expect an easier time doing this as a new customer? What should I be saying specifically?

More details: I'm planning on signing up for both Extreme for internet and two TV lines -- ideally I'd want one HDTV box (PVR would be nice, but not necessary), and I already have a SD digital box for the second line. Any tips as to what I should do to try to get the box for free over the phone, or at least a nice reduced price for the whole package?

Also, any thoughts on Bell or Telus? :-P

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Dec 9, 2005
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Shaw will be all friendly happy-go-lucky once you sign up and then will give you the middle finger after you've already become a member. Also depends where you're moving. Condo/house/etc.