Looks like I touched a nerve with my "you blew it, Telus" entry. Check out Darren's post linking here, and especially the comments. Raymond relates his switching tale, and why he's happily now paying more to Shaw. Rob too.
And this is being posted through my new Shaw cable modem. I picked it up this morning at the nearby Shaw retail store (where I also inquired about VoIP phone service, not available quite yet). I'm saving a bit of money by having Internet service appended to my cable TV bill too. I was able to get my laptop online on the first try when plugged straight into the modem, but for some reason my router, Ethernet hub, and wireless base station demanded several rounds of cable-switching voodoo to get onboard. Everything's working now, though. The only anomaly is that network traffic now causes mild intermittent static interference on channel 3 (CBC TV) in the bedroom.
Finally, since I was already reconfiguring all my email software over to use Shaw, I decided that, while my public email addresses (at pobox.com and penmachine.com) will not change, I'll now retrieve them through Google's Gmail, which smoothly permits both webmail and desktop client access.
I have to remember to call Telus to cancel ADSL tomorrow. I sent the company an email yesterday linking to my earlier blog post and giving them a chance to wow me with an apology and some spiffy offer to stay a Telus customer.
So, does anyone want a free Gmail invitation? Or, for that matter, a used D-Link ADSL modem? Cheap?