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#741 Matt R.

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 12:01 PM

People still use five digit phone numbers here. You are either 7-#### or 3-#### haha. I see it all the time on signage too.

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#742 GabriolaGirl

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 06:41 PM

People still use five digit phone numbers here. You are either 7-#### or 3-#### haha. I see it all the time on signage too.

Matt.

 

on Gabe if you only use the last four digits, everyone knows it's a 247 number! 


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#743 LeoVictoria

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Posted 01 April 2019 - 09:30 AM

Switched internet to Teksavvy from Shaw.    $96 -> $40/month.   

Granted Teksavvy is rated slower but I haven't noticed a difference yet.   Can always upgrade to the same shaw speed I had ($60/month).   

 

Saves $672/year or $9600 over 10 years



#744 LJ

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Posted 01 April 2019 - 07:27 PM

Wasn't Shaw supposed to come out with some new fancy dancy system this spring to replace Gateway? 

 

Have they done it?


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#745 Bob Fugger

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 02:32 PM

Wasn't Shaw supposed to come out with some new fancy dancy system this spring to replace Gateway? 

 

Have they done it?

 

it's called BlueSky and if you have let's say more than 2 TVs in your home, it's prohibitively expensive.



#746 LJ

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 07:49 PM

^Bluesky has been out for a while now, I thought there was supposed to be something super duper coming out. I think maybe Sparky was mentioning it.

 

Thanks for the heads up on the expensive part though, we have 5 TV's so I'm guessing that would get pricey.

 

Any thoughts on Telus fibre optic service?


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#747 Bob Fugger

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 09:45 AM

^Bluesky has been out for a while now, I thought there was supposed to be something super duper coming out. I think maybe Sparky was mentioning it.

 

Thanks for the heads up on the expensive part though, we have 5 TV's so I'm guessing that would get pricey.

 

Any thoughts on Telus fibre optic service?

 

My mistake, they may be looking to launch something new.  5 TVs will cost you a small fortune in box rentals ($5 per unit, p/m), as I don't believe the BlueSky boxes are available for purchase?  

 

Telus fibre optic from what I understand is amazing because it allows equal upload/download speeds, whereas the technical limitations of coax cable keeps upload speeds low.  That said, unless you have very specialized needs, the available upload speeds over Shaw cover 90%+ of consumer needs.

 

We did a major renovation at Casa Fugger and was considering running fibre optic through the house.  Ultimately, we decided against it for several reasons:

  • Telus at the time charged you for data overages (now unlimited), Shaw does not (also now moot)
  • Telus always seemed to lock you into a contract where the prices escalated randomly (my parents' experience)
  • I was considering running fios cable throughout the house, but there are apparently many types and only one kind was compatible with Telus, so it seemed too much of a bother
  • The overarching factor is the impending implementation of 5G (>5 years out?), wireless data so powerful that it essentially renders traditional Telus/Shaw connections irrelevant - although I'm sure that they will find a way to monetize that tech

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#748 lanforod

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 10:06 AM

^ I really don't get why you'd need FiOS all over the house. You just need it from the road to your router, which Telus takes care of.

The rest of the house is perfectly fine on Cat6 with a couple of good access points.



#749 Bob Fugger

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 10:09 AM

Why would I get FIOS and then strangle the connection coming into the house?



#750 lanforod

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 10:12 AM

You aren't strangling it. Your FiOS connection would be 150up/down. In the future it may be 1gbps up/down or higher. Cat6 carries 10gpbs.


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#751 Bob Fugger

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 10:13 AM

Ah, fair point.



#752 vortoozo

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 02:23 PM

You aren't strangling it. Your FiOS connection would be 150up/down. In the future it may be 1gbps up/down or higher. Cat6 carries 10gpbs.

 

It's there now. Telus has 150/150, 300/300, 750/750 & 950/750 available.

I'm on 300/300 and that's plenty :)


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#753 lanforod

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 08:11 AM

Someone tell Telus to finish extending FiOS to all the neighbourhoods... I'm still waiting...



#754 spanky123

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 08:34 AM

^Bluesky has been out for a while now, I thought there was supposed to be something super duper coming out. I think maybe Sparky was mentioning it.

 

Thanks for the heads up on the expensive part though, we have 5 TV's so I'm guessing that would get pricey.

 

Any thoughts on Telus fibre optic service?

 

If you sign on to a two year deal they effectively credit you back the box rentals.



#755 Redd42

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 09:20 AM

Just received an e-mail from Shaw about this:

 

https://www.shaw.ca/...ecurve-gateway/



 



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