Cell phone still a luxury to Canadians?

cell phones Canada made Blackberry may be the world’s most-popular or next-to-the-most-popular high-end smart phone but that doesn’t mean Canadians love cell phones to the ancient land-lines.

In a latest report, Canada has the lowest mobile penetration followed by Mexico. Among 30 member countries surveyed by a Paris-based organization, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), consumers in the U.S., Canada and Spain pay the highest mobile phone bills.

I posted about the previous report of OECD in 2007 and nothing has changed in the last two years – rates in Canada are still the highest and it is still the country with the lowest mobile penetration. Yes $85K mobile phone bill do make sense sometimes.

In the same report, it is told that Italians have 150 mobile phone subscribers for every 100 residents.

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  1. I have to double check theses claims in this site: http://www.cwta.ca/CWTASite/english/index.html

    Customers in Canada continue to enjoy prices that are below or close to the average wireless prices across the 30-member countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). According to the OECD’s recently published biennial Communications Outlook 2007, Canadian customers fare significantly better than their neighbours in the US and Mexico in almost all usage categories.

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