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YMMV 300Mb/s $59, 600Mb/s $69

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Jul 29, 2016
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[Shaw] YMMV 300Mb/s $59, 600Mb/s $69

As my existing contract expires this fall I've got a call from Shaw with promo:
  • 300 Mb/s unlimited + modem for $59+tax.
  • 600 Mb/s unlimited + modem for $69+tax.
Both on 2 years contract.
That guy was very pushing, it's first time I get it as bad as this.
I have no idea if it's a good promo.
Last edited by ihorzu on Sep 15th, 2021 3:08 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Member
Dec 15, 2017
428 posts
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Calgary
I'd love to get this offer. I am currently with Freedom (150Mbps down for $60) and I'm convinced they are throttled on video conference services because they are Shaw's discount brand.
Telus EPP: 20GB/$50
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Aug 12, 2010
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$69 for how long tho?
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Apr 8, 2010
733 posts
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London
intelpentium400 wrote: I'd love to get this offer. I am currently with Freedom (150Mbps down for $60) and I'm convinced they are throttled on video conference services because they are Shaw's discount brand.
Use a VPN to avoid all traffic shaping.
[OP]
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Jul 29, 2016
183 posts
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Updated post, both are on 2 years contract.
Jr. Member
Feb 25, 2017
146 posts
112 upvotes
BC
Anyone from Shaw want to offer me a deal? Currently with TekSavvy paying $72 for DSL 50 Mbps. They used to be cheaper than the big service providers but hard to justify staying with them if I can get 5-10x faster speeds for only a few $/month more.
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Feb 19, 2017
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Vancouver
geoffs wrote: $69 for how long tho?
2 years...

It used to be $55/$69 before (feb this year) but of course with covid inflation, $59 could be the new rate.

They will start calling you to renew around 18-21 months into the contract (at a slightly higher price and slowly work their way down).
[OP]
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Jul 29, 2016
183 posts
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redflagdealsguy wrote: Megabits not megabytes, OP.

Mbps not Mb/s.

God bless.
They are both for megabits just different ways of writing, lol.
Megabytes: MBps or MB/s.
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Mar 17, 2014
681 posts
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Vancouver
just renewed mine last week for 300Mbps $55/mo. increased from $50/mon. with previous contract. i asked if i could keep the same price and the agent said $55 is best he can do.... and i chatted with regular agent, not retention. good luck
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Feb 24, 2018
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ihorzu wrote: They are both for megabits just different ways of writing, lol.
Megabytes: MBps or MB/s.
The capitalization seems to matter, but by convention, I've associated Mb/s with megabytes... as have many others.

At the very least, I can see this confusing some readers.

It's not a hill I'll die on, either way.
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Dec 18, 2007
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Vancouver, BC
$59 for 300Mbps in BC is a great deal.

The problem is, the modem/router combo that comes with Shaw sucks.

I will need to buy a whole new mesh Wi-Fi setup to utilize the full 300Mbps connection in a 2-story 2500 sq. ft house.
Newbie
Jan 4, 2019
73 posts
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T3h 2l4
They offered this to me when I was canceling. Would be a good offer with no term commitment. Otherwise it's kind of okay. I don't do 2 year contracts.
Jr. Member
Feb 13, 2019
180 posts
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Depends with what modem you get
Hitron so so
Xb6 at 59$ worth it
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Mar 18, 2015
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Antarctica
redflagdealsguy wrote: The capitalization seems to matter, but by convention, I've associated Mb/s with megabytes... as have many others.

At the very least, I can see this confusing some readers.

It's not a hill I'll die on, either way.
That would be wrong. It’s always B for bytes and b for bits. “/“ = per.
Newbie
Sep 22, 2014
39 posts
30 upvotes
Vancouver, BC
My contract with Shaw is up at the end of this month. Contract I am on is $38/mo first year and $53/mo second year for 300 Mbps, free modem rental, and I got $50 bill credit.

If any Shaw reps want to contact me with comparable or better deals, please feel free to DM. Would also consider 600 Mbps or Gigabit if it’s a reasonably priced upgrade.
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Aug 19, 2018
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ihorzu wrote: As my existing contract expires this fall I've got a call from Shaw with promo:
  • 300 Mb/s unlimited + modem for $59+tax.
  • 600 Mb/s unlimited + modem for $69+tax.
Both on 2 years contract.
That guy was very pushing, it's first time I get it as bad as this.
I have no idea if it's a good promo.

Is this 300/600 mbp/s down and 100mbp/s up?

If it is just 15mbp/s up then this is old. I had an offer like this back a year ago.
bangoman wrote: Use a VPN to avoid all traffic shaping.
There's no way any reasonably priced VPN will benefit you here. VPN rarely give full 300mbp/s speed as it is.
Newbie
Nov 22, 2017
71 posts
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Wow, close, but not close enough to what I am running here in BC: I have Lightspeed 300/15 Mbps for 49.95 + tax.
Mobile: $35/month - 6GB Data, 1000 LD Minutes (Koodo)
Internet: $49.95 - 300/15 Mbps (Lightspeed)
Spotify Premium: §20 USD/year
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Mar 31, 2007
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Double check on the threshold for free cellular plans if you have shaw internet. Saves a tonnnnnnnnnn of money.

I have Shaw Mobile, $0, unlimited talk and text. If you want data, 1gb total for 3 months is $10 and I think there's a plan for $25 a month with a couple gigs.

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