Canadians continue to pay some of the highest rates for wireless service in the G7 and Australia, according to a study commissioned by the CRTC and released Thursday.
The study, which was carried out by Nordicity Group for the telecom regulator, found that Canadians looking for 150 minutes of monthly mobile service paid more than consumers in every other G7 country and Australia.
That entry-level wireless package costs an average of $41.08 a month in Canada. By way of comparison, the cheapest price for that level of service cost just $17.15 in Germany.
A CRTC-commissioned study found that Canadians looking for 150 minutes of monthly wireless service paid more than consumers in every other G7 country and Australia. (Aaron Harris/Bloomberg News)
When Canadians needed more service — 450 minutes of wireless service and 300 text messages — they fared a bit better in the international comparison. Canadians paid an average of $48.77 a month for that level of service, while Americans paid an average of $51.64 and Japanese consumers paid one cent more than Canadians. French wireless customers paid the least — $24.17.
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