Shaw Reviews & Service Offerings
|1 person found the following review useful|
|January 24, 2018|
|Submitted by:||Katie (St.albert , AL)|
Using LTE to write this review. No internet yet again!We pay for Shaws best internet package but find ourselves with poor quality or zero internet at all every evening around 9pm on.. Shaw says we must be too far away from the box for Wi-Fi.. . Our house is 1000 sq feet.. SHAW SUCKS
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|$79||Shipping: $ Other: $||No||
Download: 15 Mbps
Upload: 1.5 Mbps
Cap: 150 GB
Shaw internet has been around for many years now having been founded back in 1971. They are one of the few telecommunication providers to have been operating in Canada for over four decades.
Shaw's headquarters can be found at 2400 32nd Avenue NE Calgary, Alberta T2E 6T4 Canada.
Their veteran status in the telecommunication world makes them one of going to companies for customers when looking for proper internet services. Shaw’s community involvement in the past has resulted in contributions totaling up to $400 million for donation funds. Let us now review one of Shaw’s prominent residential internet plans.
Shaw offers an Internet 15 plan which allows users to gain 15 Mbps download speeds and only 1.5 Mbps upload speeds. This plan comes with a usage limit of 150 GBs per month which is frankly too low in comparison to some of the tough competitors in the unlimited usage era of the internet service market. The plan rounds out to $55.00 for the first 3 months and shoots up to the bubbly price of $79.00 thereafter. We will consider the real price to be $79.00 when comparing it to other internet providers. Heronet offers a 15 Mbps plan which has an unlimited usage but is priced at only $38.88 consistently. The annual fee with Heronet would be roughly $466.56, and with Shaw, the annual fee would be roughly $900. The incentive of the first 3 months being $24 off is just a method of gaining customers, while in reality the customer is made to be a much larger amount!
No mention of overage charges was mentioned on the plan page or the terms and conditions. This leads us to believe that the overage charges may be quite substantial, to say the least. The charges that Shaw is implementing do not compensate for the lack of bandwidth allocation at all. We were also disappointed to find that there is no unlimited usage time allocated with Shaw internet usage. Unlimited usage time has become a very important tool used by many internet service providers to make up for low bandwidth allowances.
Shaw's Home internet may very well be extremely reputable, and it comes with a nice bundle with a Wireless modem and McAffe Internet Security. Though the quality and pricing are not enough to back up their grand claims. The limited bandwidth allocation is too small for the average home users, and without unlimited usage times, they further restrict users from constant internet access. All in, all Shaw needs to do is to bump up on the bandwidth while toning down their price.
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