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Canadian Telecoms Make The Most Revenue Per Wireless GB In The World
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Another reminder of how screwed over we're getting by wireless providers in this country.

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2018/07/11..._23479736/



Canadian wireless users have some of the lowest data usage in the world, but Canadian telecom companies make the most money off the customers they have, a new report shows.

A study by telecom comparison site Tefficient looked at data usage per SIM card in 36 countries worldwide in 2017, and how much money telecoms made per gigabyte of wireless data used.

Canadians used about 1.3 GB of data per month per SIM card last year. There were only five countries where wireless customers used less than that— the Czech Republic, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, and Greece.

The study found that high mobile data use in a country can be explained by telecoms' low effective revenue per gigabyte of data.

In other words, one reason Canadians use less data than other countries may be that telecoms charge so much for the data they offer.

Canada also only showed six per cent growth in data usage in 2017, the lowest of any country in the report.
By contrast, Indian telecoms had the lowest revenue per gigabyte, and showed the highest growth in data usage in 2017 — more than 300 per cent. Canadian telecoms made 35 times what Indian companies make for the same data usage.

Lack of competition to blame: professor

University of Ottawa professor Michael Geist said the report shows innovation and science minister Navdeep Bains must recognize that "longstanding failed Canadian wireless policies must change."

"It is difficult to overstate how much the lack of wireless competitiveness is holding back the Canadian market," Geist wrote on his blog.

Geist criticized Canada's telecom regulator, the CRTC, for not taking action on wireless carriers who continue to increase their fees.
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The cell phone monopoly is absolutely ridiculous. We pay way too much. My plan with unlimited talk/text and only 3 GB a month costs me well over $100. My Internet bill is just under $100 and I don't get any sort of bundle or discount.
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(2018-07-12, 10:52 AM)lewis94 Wrote: The cell phone monopoly is absolutely ridiculous. We pay way too much. My plan with unlimited talk/text and only 3 GB a month costs me well over $100. My Internet bill is just under $100 and I don't get any sort of bundle or discount.

I assume that phone plan is including payments for the phone too?

Is your internet really high end?  Whats your mbps?
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Lewis I hope you have a work phone
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Canadian prices are ridiculous.

I pay $49.99 a month for 30GB and that’s on month-to-month.
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30 GB? wow
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I'm at $50 for my phone plan, 5gb unlimited everything else. Internet is unlimited but not sure how much the family pays for that. In Ottawa it cost me like $70 for unlimited internet
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I get unlimited in ottawa for $50
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(2018-07-12, 02:02 PM)RyeRocks Wrote: 30 GB?  wow

The deals are better if you get a contract. 

One company is currently offering 80 gigs at $65/month if you sign a 12-month contract.
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this, like everything else..

if nobody takes a stand and says "no more"  it'll never end.

high gas prices,

expensive phone bills, 

etc etc


if we all continue to just go on with our daily lives and never stay "enough is enough"  they'll just keep gouging us.
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The most recent material spike in gas prices was correlated to the implementation of a carbon tax by the government you steadfastly support and defend.
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(2018-07-12, 10:27 PM)Pouzar Wrote: The most recent material spike in gas prices was correlated to the implementation of a carbon tax by the government you steadfastly support and defend.

because I dont support conservatives
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I assume you are able to acknowledge that you are complaining about high gas prices that are largely a result of policies and laws implemented by the government that you just professed to blindly support, right?
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Meh. "High" is a relative term.

What percentage of the price at the pump is directly attributable to carbon pricing?
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(2018-07-13, 06:21 AM)Pouzar Wrote: I assume you are able to acknowledge that you are complaining about high gas prices that are largely a result of policies and laws implemented by the government that you just professed to blindly support, right?

I don't blindly support them, my disdain for the conservatives is higher
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While yes, Canadian phone, internet, TV, etc plans are absurdly expensive. There are also far few people that shop around or negotiate deals.

We get our TV + Internet for ~$80 lower than the advertised price through Bell, because I referenced the prices Teksavvy has. They weren't willing to budge on cell phone prices so we switched to Koodo during a promotion and have a plan $15 (per phone) cheaper than the Bell plan. 

Theyre still more expensive than I think they should be, but there is at least some wiggle room out there.
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(2018-07-12, 10:57 AM)RyeRocks Wrote:
(2018-07-12, 10:52 AM)lewis94 Wrote: The cell phone monopoly is absolutely ridiculous. We pay way too much. My plan with unlimited talk/text and only 3 GB a month costs me well over $100. My Internet bill is just under $100 and I don't get any sort of bundle or discount.

I assume that phone plan is including payments for the phone too?

Is your internet really high end?  Whats your mbps?

Yeah it does include $25 a month for that - but it's still super high for only 3 GB a month, compared to people I know out of the country.

Not high end - it's their lowest plan in terms of speed. Supposed to be 100 mbps but is usually 50 or less.
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(2018-07-16, 08:33 AM)tmleafer Wrote: While yes, Canadian phone, internet, TV, etc plans are absurdly expensive. There are also far few people that shop around or negotiate deals.

We get our TV + Internet for ~$80 lower than the advertised price through Bell, because I referenced the prices Teksavvy has. They weren't willing to budge on cell phone prices so we switched to Koodo during a promotion and have a plan $15 (per phone) cheaper than the Bell plan. 

Theyre still more expensive than I think they should be, but there is at least some wiggle room out there.

I always shop around but no one has very good deals. You're right though that people should negotiate more. I'm thinking of getting basic cable (along with my cell and internet from Eastlink) and if they don't offer a significant discount with the bundle, I'm certainly going to threaten to switch to Bell.
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(2018-07-12, 02:06 PM)RyeRocks Wrote: I get unlimited in ottawa for $50

See, that's absolutely insane compared to anything offered here.

I used to get unlimited from SaskTel for a bit more, maybe $70. You can't even get unlimited data in PEI.
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(2018-07-12, 11:34 AM)poppabyrd Wrote: Lewis I hope you have a work phone

Nope. I do have unlimited minutes including long distance though.

Probably should have one though - the smallish newspaper I worked for in April did, but CBC doesn't haha.
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