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Study concludes Canadian wireless prices lowest in North America

A new report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has found that mobile phone custo...


July 12, 2007  


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A new report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has found that mobile phone customers in Canada enjoy some of the most competitive wireless prices among the 30 member countries of the OECD.

According to the OECD’s recently published biennial Communications Outlook 2007, Canadian customers fare significantly better than their neighbours in the U.S. and Mexico in almost all usage categories.

“This report, as well as other recent studies, offers even further evidence that true competition in the wireless industry is providing Canadian customers with excellent value compared to customers in other countries,” said Peter Barnes, president and CEO of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA).

“The new OECD data should also put to rest the distorted information about the true state of wireless pricing in Canada put forth by companies seeking entry into the wireless marketplace through taxpayer-subsidies and other uncompetitive measures.”

CWTA noted the OECD report shows that wireless prices in Canada compare favourably with many of the European countries included in the study.