This was posted on my apartment's bulletin board this morning and it's still there.
Is this a scam as I couldn't find anything in a google search nor a reverse lookup of the phone number?
Hi @wynford , Many times now Shaw/Rogers has come to my apt. building and set a table up in the lobby to attract new customers, but I have never seen this poster before displayed and I'm not aware of them offering a 40% discount for existing customers. Maybe see if you can ask your building manager/landlord if they might know anything about this upcoming event in the lobby. It might all be on the up and up but something doesn't smell right. Take Care.
@wynford -- that telephone number really belongs to Shaw. I did a Google-search (not Bing-search) for the telephone number, and found some information.
where a Shaw employee mentions this number, and that Shaw has special pricing for all units in an apartment, condominium, and co-op MURBs ("Multiple Unit Residential Building").
I once helped a friend in a co-op that had signed-up with Shaw, and was surprised to see how many SSIDs accessible from her unit were being broadcast by Telus modem/router units -- probably not taking advantage of the lower pricing being available from Shaw. Waste of their money!
It sure would be nice, but there's probably a ton of restrictions and I still have 16 months on my current contract so I probably wouldn't qualify.
@wynford -- this says existing customers ..
Of course, Shaw wants to keep receiving the monthly payments from their existing customers, in addition to "stealing" non-Shaw customers in your building, and evolving them into Shaw/Rogers customers.
Keep us informed of the meeting, to see if it is "snake-oil" or good marketing by Shaw/Rogers.
Shaw phoned me the other day, offered to reduce my bill in exchange for a new two year contract. I of course took the deal. Rogers called me the other day with a special phone deal, including way more data for Shaw customers. I called Telus they couldn’t match so I took the Rogers deal. This despite my phone ringing off the hook, Telus calling to renew my cel phone etc.
I am completely ported over to Rogers with new accounts and considerable savings. All pretty seamless. Guess the sky isn’t falling.
@wynford wrote: I still have 16 months on my current contract so I probably wouldn't qualify.
You'll never know until you try. That poster did say "existing" customers, like you.
I doubt that Rogers/Shaw will "penalize" you for adding 8 months (24 minus your 16) of monthly payments into your Shaw contract.
Please tell us (not "telus") the outcome of your meeting with Shaw.