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You still get the 23 basic channels. Plus the 5. Plus additional channels at $4
It is a pretty good deal for those cord cutters with limited to no OTA TV availability - it becomes a $5 per month proposition if you have an Internet package where you can drop the unlimited access fee, as Pik viewing does not impact your data volumes.
No love again for sports fans add another $20 premium on top.
Kind of odd choice on their guinea pig city selections when all that is really needed is high speed Internet.
Eligible on TELUS Internet 15 or above. Not available to existing Optik TV or Satellite TV customers. Only available in Red Deer, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Grande Prairie, Victoria, Saanich and Prince George.
23 channels are misleading because they include British Columbia legislature English and French. The weather network , CPAC -some other political channels English and French , accessible media which has a voiceover for people cannot see very well. Some other multicultural channels. So the bottom line is there is 23 specialty channels only four or five work for a specific group. for some other multicultural channels. Four or 5 for French four or 5 channels for multicultural 4 or 5 channels for people who want to watch politics all day
Also I have eight channels that do not work ( Black screen with an error message ) and I doubt very much that Telus would be able to resolve this issue
Which internet packages would be eligible for the $5 deduction? Thanks
The difference is moving from streaming TV with an unlimited Internet data add-on at $15/ month, to using PikTV for much of one's viewing at $20, and dropping the unlimited add-on. Thus a $5 premium if it works for you, rather than a $20 additional cost. There was never a mention of a $5 discount, however, at the moment, PikTV is available at $10 / month for subscribers, with a discount on the purchase of the device as well.. Not sure how long the offer will last.
FYI promo is still active first month fee $10/month thereafter plus $25 for the box...$85 instant bill credit upon order completion online.
Think it is worth a try for $10/month.
Not that I have seen. The base channel lineup parallels Telus Lite TV, but at a lower price. There is no access to the American networks that I can see, other than CNN. Both Canadian sports networks are available for $20. Other streaming programs and apps are available inside Pik, and as independent Apps. I expect more will come.
Since data used to stream channels within the Pik App do not count against your data cap, I'd be tempted by this, getting a capped data plan and using the Pik streams to best advantage, so my net cost is only $5 per month. Just have to convince SWMBO, who likes a wider variety of programming than I.
Hopefully soon to Vancouver....
So I would not be on optik tv and have internet 15 or better.
You only get one stream or six streams?, I don't get it, the specs say only one tv on at a time but then the compare them it's says for pik tv something for 6 stream on just internet.
This is a soft launch tho hopefully they get more channels soon and a html website and then wit people on internet 100 or more give them at least 3 streams..
Unlikely. This option is to capture cord cutters, and offer them a selection of channels to round out the viewing they already may be doing. If you want more channels, and multiple streams, Optik is the way to go.
With moving the pik box to different place then my house, how that work with someone both internet..... And optik tv?
What's the advantage? Once you move the device from its original location, you are consuming data from your plan. It has no channels not already on Optik, and has additional cost.