Here, in Vancouver, most of the people use Shaw or Telus for their TV, Internet and Telephone.
Actually, Shaw is a Cable TV company. Telus is a telephone company. Now they provide the service crossover.
I do my third compare during last 6 years. I did it every two year.
The information based on the location of Burnaby, British Columbia.
The price or cost does not include device purchase, or some special promotion for new customer.

Shaw Telus
TV Digital TV Basic
Optik TV essentials package $23.00
35 Channels, including The Knowledge Network, A-Channel, CITY TV Vancouver, KIRO – CBS Seattle, KING – NBC Seattle, TSC, W Network West, KOMO – ABC Seattle, KCTS – PBS Seattle, KCPQ – FOX Seattle, MTV, CBC Newsworld 51 Channels, including 11 HD, which are duplicated with normal channel. So it is 40 Channels.
Internet High Speed Internet
Optik High Speed $37.00
  • Up to 7.5 Mbps download speed
  • Up to 512 Kbps upload speed
  • 75 GB/month data transfer
  • 10 Personal email accounts
  • Up to two IP addresses
  • 5 to 15Mbps download speed
  • Up to 1 Mbps upload speed
  • 100 GB/month data transfer
  • 10 Personal email accounts
Telephone Digital Phone Lite
TELUS Home Phone $37.00
  • Call Display
  • Call Forward
  • 3-Way Calling
  • Do Not Disturb
  • Simultaneous Ring
  • Call Return
  • Anonymous Call Blocking
  • Selective Call Blocking
  • Complimentary Directory Assistance lookup (411) for numbers in Canada and the U.S. (*7)
  • Enhanced 911 service displays your address to the dispatcher (*2)


Including 5 Features:

Unlimited local calling, plus:

  • Call Display2
  • Call Waiting
  • Voice Mail
  • Call Forwarding Variable
  • 3 Way Calling
Price $120.90 $97.00
Bundle Price $100.90 $97.00

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5 Replies to “Shaw and Telus service comparation v.2010

  1. I know this thread is old, however…
    Just to point out Optik usually is delivered over adsl, NOT fiber. Only if you’re really, really lucky in a very new community will you have fiber running to your house!

    TELUS: for 1 year $30/month for cable, internet, & phone
    $81/month after 1 year.
    TOTAL $2304 over 3 years
    SHAW charged me $110/month for cable, internet, & phone
    TOTAL $3960 over 3 years

  3. Hi Alex,
    Thank you for your pointing out.
    It is Shaw Digital Phone Lite.
    For Telus services, I mentioned Optik TV and Optik Internet. It is not regular High speed internet. They use fibre optics tech.

  4. Hey David,
    Just a few corrections on your comparison.
    Shaw Basic Home Phone is $20.95 bundled or $30.95 standalone and includes Call Display and free Shaw-to-Shaw calling.
    The package you quoted is the Shaw Lite Phone.
    Also Shaw Internet includes “Powerboost” which is a feature that boosts up the download speed.
    You have also listed Telus internet speed at $37 which is their bundled price. Also $23 is the bundled price for Telus Basic TV. It is $28 unbundled.
    For a really good breakdown on Shaw prices, you can visit and it gives you an interactive look of all our bundles and pricing.

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