Goodbye Telus and Shaw

Tomorrow I’ll be saying goodbye to two big companies here in the west coast. I’ll be getting rid of my cable provider Shaw, and my internet and home phone provider Telus.

Why you ask? Simple, I need to save money. Our combined monthly bills for phone, cable and internet are close to $180.  Add my individual cellphone bill and you get the picture.  I don’t see why we should continue to have a home phone line when Russ and I both have cell phones.  I think the only reason we had it was we were afraid that we needed the phone to work with our condo’s intercom service, but this is not the case.

I’m also not saying we won’t have cable or internet, I’m just moving over the business to Novus. Our monthly estimated bill with Novus for both internet and cable will be about $100/month.  That is an $80 saving!  You can’t beat that.

This couldn’t come at a better time as we really have been without internet service for a week now.  Our Telus wireless router has been on the fritz and Telus was suppose to send us a replacement, but that has been over a week now.

I’m looking forward to Novus as people I know have nothing but good things to say.  The tech guy will be stopping by the condo tomorrow and hooking us up.  I hope everything will go smoothly during that time, as usually they never do 🙂

4 Replies to “Goodbye Telus and Shaw”

  1. I guess it would depend on your package, but you can still cut some corners. Shaw would be able to bundle your TV (basic cable) with high-speed for less than $100, for example.

  2. Yeah I looked into that too, and it still worked out cheaper with Novus. I’m just averaging it out at $100, it will actually be just over $80, but with taxes and all it will get higher. I had Shaw cable before and wasn’t impressed with it and it would cut out from time to time. I’m giving someone else a shot and see how it goes. 🙂

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