Shaw upgrading internet from 150/300 to 300/600 for free

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Shaw upgrading internet from 150/300 to 300/600 for free

So looks like Shaw is automatically upgrading the internet speeds on the 150 and 300 plans to 300 and 600. Looking at you Telus. 

https://community.shaw.ca/docs/DOC-17572

 

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@YouNoIt wrote:

First day but after you watch telus and shaw .Shaw is the winner .Plus you guys drink way to much Telus cool-aid get with the real problem of bull**bleep**ting consumers i see no change in week i am going back to blue and green can get off my property fibre and all because people being charged overages frees and other fraudulent things .

The other thing fibre is not a better online experience either it is bull**bleep** ping between shaw and telus are about the same hands down .Than dealing with stupid installers using to short of screws to hold the plastic box on the wall not having drill bits to drill hole ya it's a joke .and being higher cost than big blue is joke .

So go and he said one thing now he is saying something else ya i am i seen the light (no not that one) and the other thing the tv guide is a joke no new beside a show to tell you it's new and the recording of a show is pain and the data that optic tv using is crazy how many people are getting suckered out of money for this stupidy .

 


Actually TELUS is $30~40 cheaper than Shaw as current customer of Shaw I can say that 100 sure and thy have way more downtime than Taeus does and on monthly basis

 

Nut nice try dude...

your full of **bleep** i have only had a hand full of times where i lost internet and tv or phone in 47 years with Shawcable and shaw is a better tv experience and way better tv guide hands down .You guys in green need to tell the truth and stop eating the green jello .Because you guys are all for team green as of right now i should have stayed with ShawCable because Telus is shady period argue all you want .

The two questions that no one can answer in the high bandwidth !!

Why can't i use my own router for the tv and internet how is the routing done through the tv boxes or in the lousy telus router !! 

Oh stop your complaining if you wanna use your own **bleep** router than disable the WiFi on the modem and use your own its not that hard,  and BTW Shaw cable is a rip off and horrible TV experience I Guess if you still own Tube tvs they work the best since they only have maybe 40 HD channels

Why can't i use my own router for the tv and internet how is the routing done through the tv boxes or in the lousy telus router !! 

 

You can, your router just needs to support IGMP multicast, which most consumer routers do not without custom firmware. I have my parents place set up this way, No T3200M in sight.

I don't use consumer crap here never have never will .Telus has big problems here with DATA usage big time and the Tv experience is a joke the tv guide is a joke .Plus you pay more for telus and my fibre experience is horrible my shaw internet was way better speed wise and DATA usage was 250GB to 300GB a month with this **bleep** telus i see half that in a week and ping to different sites are worse than i ever seen on shaw .

I want the problem fixed why is the DATA usage high why are pings horrible and it is better not using the telus crappy router      

I don't use consumer crap here never have never will .

Then you should easily be able to configure your router to work for the Telus TV system.

 

you pay more for telus and my fibre experience is horrible my shaw internet was way better speed wise

I get 330/340 on Telus and 338/28 on Shaw. That is less than 1/10th the upload speed on Shaw. Tell me again how Shaw is faster? Last time I checked they were within $5 of each other, however, I would gladly pay a couple dollars more for 10x the speed.

 

DATA usage was 250GB to 300GB a month with this **bleep** telus i see half that in a week 

The data that my router reports and what Shaw/Telus report are within a few GB of each other every month. That being said most plans on both sides are unlimited now, so who cares?

 

why are pings horrible

Well, that depends what you are calling "horrible" and what you are ping testing to. Perhaps share some screenshots of your ping tests to various locations.

 

and it is better not using the telus crappy router  

Well, ya, of course it is, just like its better to not use the crappy Shaw router. Neither are great. There is nothing stopping you from using your own.

 

What plans on telus are unlimited? I have shaw and telus, shaw is unlimited , telus charges me 15$ extra per month for unlimited

For anyone who does not consume their cap, their usage is effectively unlimited. While unlimited data sounds like a wonderful thing, if Telus sets the cap at a level where the great majority of customers never reach that level of consumption, unlimited has value only for high usage users.

 

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I was always hitting or going over then150 cap when they had that, now I'm hitting the 300,

My point is I don't want effective unlimited, I want actual unlimited.

Also I don't want to pay 150 a mo just for internet , to get higher caps, when all their competitors offer
Actual unlimited even at 15mbps.

My networks at both houses are optimised and customized.


@Kolby_G wrote:

I don't use consumer crap here never have never will .

Then you should easily be able to configure your router to work for the Telus TV system.

 

you pay more for telus and my fibre experience is horrible my shaw internet was way better speed wise

I get 330/340 on Telus and 338/28 on Shaw. That is less than 1/10th the upload speed on Shaw. Tell me again how Shaw is faster? Last time I checked they were within $5 of each other, however, I would gladly pay a couple dollars more for 10x the speed.

 

DATA usage was 250GB to 300GB a month with this **bleep** telus i see half that in a week 

The data that my router reports and what Shaw/Telus report are within a few GB of each other every month. That being said most plans on both sides are unlimited now, so who cares?

 

why are pings horrible

Well, that depends what you are calling "horrible" and what you are ping testing to. Perhaps share some screenshots of your ping tests to various locations.

 

and it is better not using the telus crappy router  

Well, ya, of course it is, just like its better to not use the crappy Shaw router. Neither are great. There is nothing stopping you from using your own.

 


Price wise they are no longer within $5 of each other.  Looking at the regular posted rates you are now looking at ($110 + $15 unlim data)  $125 for Telus 300/300 vs $110 for Shaw 300/15 or $120 for Shaw 600/20. This is for regular non-contract pricing without credits on either.  So for $5 less a month you're looking at double the download speed or $15 less for the same download speed. 

 

 


@mrhector wrote:


Price wise they are no longer within $5 of each other.  Looking at the regular posted rates you are now looking at ($110 + $15 unlim data)  $125 for Telus 300/300 vs $110 for Shaw 300/15 or $120 for Shaw 600/20. This is for regular non-contract pricing without credits on either.  So for $5 less a month you're looking at double the download speed or $15 less for the same download speed. 

 

 


Ya, I see when you take in to account the new Shaw speeds they are a bit further apart in price. I would assume that Telus will be matching that in the next couple weeks though.

Although you would get double the download speed with the new highest Shaw plan, you would also be getting 1/15th the upload speed. IMO, that is a huge advantage for Telus, Shaw's upload speeds are still hilariously slow. When/If Telus matches the new Shaw speeds, this gap will increase to 1/30th the upload speed, and the download speed would be the same.

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@Kolby_G wrote:

Although you would get double the download speed with the new highest Shaw plan, you would also be getting 1/15th the upload speed. IMO, that is a huge advantage for Telus, Shaw's upload speeds are still hilariously slow. When/If Telus matches the new Shaw speeds, this gap will increase to 1/30th the upload speed, and the download speed would be the same.


High download speeds have the most benefit when you have a large number of connections at your home / business. In most instances, other than on speed testing sites, or if downloading large ISO from server farms, most sites cannot serve the information you want at anywhere near these speeds.

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You are correct , the rest of the internet and sites you use don't suddenly get faster

If you buy a sports car that can go 320kph you're still going to arrive home at the same time as you did on your Toyota Camry during rush hour lmao

Internet is the same. .I have had 1.5, 3, 7, 15, 25, 50Mbps internet only, I've always managed to download a ton,

The only way that a 300Mbps could help you is of you have data you're trying to receive from a known commercial high speed connector ie Microsoft.com, Google.com etc.

Majority of websites don't have those deep pockets. Even those big guys load balance.


@NFtoBC wrote:


High download speeds have the most benefit when you have a large number of connections at your home / business. In most instances, other than on speed testing sites, or if downloading large ISO from server farms, most sites cannot serve the information you want at anywhere near these speeds.


Very true,

There are more and more platforms that can make use of crazy high download speeds nowadays, but typically only the large companies have servers that can come close. We have gigabit at work, and I still typically max around 400Mbps even from Microsoft or Adobe, two that I usually find to have some of the fastest connections.

The only place that I can consistently max out my work connection, is our private VMs in Azure & AWS. Even speed tests have trouble.

 

This is again why IMO, the upload speed that Telus offers is far more important. I max out my upload far more often than maxing my download.

Nice catch! Didn't see that post before.  I don't know how things can get so bad from so good.

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And just like with the 150 and 300 plans, Telus will match them in less than a week I predict.

I downgraded in November from 300 down to 75... I thought I didn't need the speed.. until my google music streaming started to buffer and became impossible to enjoy. That's when you realize just how many things are connected - 1 PC, 1 laptop, 2 tablets, 2 smartphones, 2 TVs, 1 Roku, 5 google homes (yes, 1 in each room + the bathroom) , 10 smart outlets &  smart light... and inevitably more devices in the near future.  Not to mention the friends and family that come over and ask for the WIFI password

 

I was already getting ready to bump back up when I saw Shaw's launch of 600 and doubling speeds for existing 150/300 clients.

 

When I called on December 4 to increase the speed, I asked the TELUS rep... she confirmed its coming "any day". So I bumped back to 300 and eagerly awaiting to be double to 600

Did you leave out that you are downloading terabytes of torrents 24x7 or something?

That's the only thing that would effect a 75Mbps speed with music streaming.

Something you're not telling us, I get perfect Google music and 1080p and 4k streaming and optic TV on a 25Mbps telus on twisted pair nonetheless

Do you have telus optic TV?
When you get internet and optic TV they put you on their better routing equipment, look it up, it's been talked to death on here and other forums.

That makes zero sense,

For one thing ISPs play games, they know exactly what's connected and sandbaged you.

Audio even 7.2 streams perfectly even on a 5Mbps connection over copper.

The lightbulbs and other periphery you mention consume jack sh*t for data. Roku and all those "illegal app and kodi " streams are actually low bandwidth, because they are hosted by get rich quick people on home connections.

As to using so much bandwidth unless you have (running 24x7) smart TVs, TV set top boxes like roku, matricom, amazon firetv, playing legitimate 1080p or 4k steams from legitimate legal senders like Netflix, cravetv, Prime, Hulu, Crackle, and any number of new apps from Sony, Warner Bros, CBS, where you can measurably see the streams. Then your ISP is playing games with you.

Audio and iot data take little bandwidth. You may also have to get software to monitor your network.

On my telus I have as many or more devices, I have my routing equipment configured myself, even had telus tech come out and test with equipment to be sure nothing was colliding and multi media, data, and optic TV data were all on their own.

Never had issues on telus except when its equipment failure or something from their side.

If you enjoy having your head in the sand like some of my friends, and simply paying more for exactly nothing, that's your choice.

Some of you people seem to be comparing these things as though they are cars, my brand is better than yours, my model is better than yours or I had the lower end model but only the higher end one suits me. Your living in a fantasy land (oh yeah then how come my issues cleared up?) Ask the telus tech Lmao

Shaw Bell telus that's what they want. You've played right into their hands.

Anyone with IT IS knowledge knows it's all data.

I followed up with TELUS today (Dec 10) and it appears now TELUS wont be matching Shaw's doubling of 150/300... or so Frontline Care has been told.

 

The rep was eager to sell me TELUS 750 - but as an average household... 300 is sufficient... just would have been nice to get 600 for the same price.

I must say I am pleasantly surprised.  Surprised because I didn't think Telus would react to this and up the speed as they already had 300/300-much higher upload.  Pleasantly because, I have 300 and while it really doesn't make a difference, I would still be very happy to have 600.  Let us see what happens. Thanks for posting that.