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08-07-2013, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Neely2005 View Post

Monopoly? I'm pretty sure that there's more than 1 Wireless provider in Canada. Other companies are welcome to set up Wireless networks in Canada unfortunately not many companies are willing to make the huge capital investment that's required to do so.

And this article from 2012 shows that Canada's Cell Phone Rates are competitive with the rest of the world:

So you honestly think that Verizon, a company that has 4 times the number of subscribers than All of the Canadian Wireless Providers Combined should get to pay Vastly less than the Canadian Telecom providers when bidding on Canadian Spectrum?

The thing that Canadians seem to forget is that we have the second biggest country in the world Geographically but we only have 35 Million people. The USA is smaller Geographically and has 300+ Million people. So the Billions of dollars that it costs to build a Wireless Network are a lot easier to amortize in the USA than in Canada.

Response to your same article.

Canadian cell phone providers extract more revenue from cell phone users than anywhere else in the world.
Service providers receive lower revenue from Quebec as compared to other provinces, highlighting the positive impact of more choice and fairer pricing on Quebec's market. Over the last few years an increase in independent options has put pressure on the Big Three, resulting in the development of "Unlimited Quebec" plans and lowered prices.
Just realize that last section links to my article on Mobilesyrup.

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