If you live in Canada and subscribe to Shaw for your Cable TV or Internet or Digital Phone, here's a little tip: If you're ever going away for an extended period, ask them about suspending your service while you're gone. My mom is heading to Hawaii for 30 days and will now not have to pay her approx. $120 monthly bills. Instead, there'll just be a $20 reconnection charge.
Note: This feature is likely available with other companies too.