Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw Communications Inc.

August 01, 2006 08:30 ET

Shaw Digital Phone Now Available in Burnaby

New Choice for Home Phone Service Provides Convenience and Value

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 01, 2006) - Shaw Communications (TSX:SJR.B) (NYSE:SJR) today launched its Shaw Digital Phone service in Burnaby, British Columbia. Building on its popularity and customer appeal throughout Western Canada, Shaw will be providing local Burnaby residents with a reliable, fully-featured choice for home phone service.

Shaw's Digital Phone service will be very popular with the culturally diverse community of Burnaby, as it features unlimited anytime calling in Canada and the U.S., and 1000 anytime international calling minutes per month to popular destinations in Asia Pacific and Europe for one flat monthly rate. Shaw's customers can now call friends and family without having to worry about per-minute charges.

"Shaw Digital Phone provides the most competitive local and long distance calling plan in North America for one flat monthly fee," said Peter Bissonnette, President of Shaw Communications Inc. "With Shaw Digital Phone customers enjoy the simplicity of staying in touch with friends and family in North America and overseas without having to worry about additional costs. This is another example of our ability to deliver innovative and compelling communication solutions that meet our customers' needs. Shaw Digital Phone delivers on the experience and provides exceptional value to our customers."

Also included in the service is a bundle of six popular calling features, including: voicemail, call waiting, call forward, call return, 3-way calling, and call display. Plus professional installation, 24/7/365 customer service support, enhanced 911 access, and operator and 411 services are all included in the flat monthly rate.

Shaw Digital Phone is a primary line telephone service that uses Shaw's secure managed broadband network, not the public Internet, allowing Shaw to offer a consistent level of quality and reliability to its phone customers.

Shaw Digital Phone is being offered to Burnaby residents at an introductory rate of only $29.95 per month for the first three months, and just $55 per month after that when bundled with any other Shaw service - a savings of $10 from the standalone rate. To order call 310-SHAW or visit for more details.

About Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified Canadian communications company whose core business is providing broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Digital Phone, telecommunications services (through Big Pipe Inc.) and satellite direct-to-home services (through Star Choice Communications Inc.) to over three million customers. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX - SJR.B, NYSE - SJR).

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