Telus Optik vs Shaw - And The Winner Is?
We notice the need for a summary or head to head review of Telus Optik vs Shaw. We are going to give you just that. It's complicated to compare the two offerings in all honesty. It's actually hard to get a firm monthly price comparison because of the special deals and price adjustments when signing up for a three year term for example. Still, this is a worthwhile endeavor. This page which will break down the good, the bad and the ugly between both Telus Optik and Shaw. Sure a lot comes down to the lowest cost to you the consumer, but since they are competiting with each other, one option may give you more of what you want.
The decision to choose a TV provider is no small decision. It's a pain right? You get the calls and the letters from both Telus and Shaw and they want your business. In fact, they want to steal you from the competition. You can use this to your advantage. I've heard from many friends that they use both Telus and Shaw against each other. If you get a great offer from Shaw, mention it to Telus and you may find yourself getting a super juicy deal at the end of the day. Watch out for the deals that last only 3 months or 6 months. Once you're locked in, it's unlikely that you will want to go switching back to the other guys.
Telus Optik is being marketed heavily now, so to keep current we want to give you a side-by-side comparison or head to head comparison battle. Sure at the end of the day we all care about saving money. However you may have bad experiences with either Shaw or Telus and now is the time to switch.
If there is one major competitive advantage to Shaw over Telus Optik, it would be in their maximum internet speeds. If you don't mind paying for it, Shaw can give you that crazy internet speed. That said, if you can get the maxiumum speed from Telus internet, you will be more than satisfied. Web pages can only load so fast. If you're downloading a lot, perhaps that's a bigger deal. Then again if you're downloading a lot, you might start hitting the monthly data limits. Yes data limits aren't exactly enforced with either Shaw or Telus at the moment, but expect in the future to be dinged when going over your alloted monthly data usage.
In terms of deals, specials and discounts? Telus is the clear winner. You can get nice extras, such as a free HDTV from Samsung if you are a first timer. Telus offers a lot of incentive. Bundles with Telus are going to save you more than bundles with Shaw. If you go "all in" with Telus and include your mobile phone, it means you could save $20 per month. If you're willing to agree to a 3-year term with Telus, things get even better and cheaper. I've done the 3-year terms and I have no regrets at this point. I'm not interested in switching things up every year or having to worry every month about whether I'm getting the best deal possible. The fact is Telus MUST remain competitive with Shaw and other television and internet providers. That's your greatest safeguard in the situation where you're tied into a 3-year term. Telus can't suddently decide to screw their customer base with rate increases. Besides, if you really really want to get out of that contract, you can do it but it will cost you money to get out. If you really want out and tell Telus that, you might be surprised what compromises or offerings you might get to stay with them. Bottom line is if you're not satisfied with Telus and want to leave them, it's best to put a call in. You never know what will get unless you ask.
Some of the key Telus Optik vs Shaw comparisons will include:
We will get this comparison page together as we move through 2013. So in the following weeks we will start adding to this Telus Optik vs Shaw comparison page. If you have your own comparisons, please send us an email.
In the meantime, check out our Telus Optik TV Review or original Telus TV Review.