Cellphone plan prices drop for millions of Canadians
“We are pleased to see that prices for cellphone plans for many Canadians have declined. At the same time, we have heard concerns from many Canadians who said that prices are still too high. We remain focused on providing high-quality, affordable telecommunications services to all Canadians.”
– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
Low-use mobile wireless plans were cheaper in Canada than in the U.S. for the first time since 2013.
Regions with strong competition are the least expensive mobile wireless markets in Canada, for example:
o At 5 percent below the national average, Montréal is the least expensive for low-use mobile wireless plans.
o At 18 percent below the national average, Winnipeg is the least expensive for mid-use mobile wireless plans.
o At 26 percent below the national average, Regina is the least expensive for high-use mobile wireless plans.
Canadian prices for the highest-level broadband plan declined by 17 percent since last year.
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