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Canada Worse than 3rd World Countries

… when it comes to Mobile Data Access.

A friend just linked this in an IRC channel and I felt a small kernel of anger well up in the blogging portion of my brain:

ThomasPurves.com ยป Canada Worse than 3rd World Countries when it comes to Mobile Data Access:

This is the same portion of my brain that gets angry every time I have to deal with Rogers. While I enroute to the Hockey game last night, I was again lamenting the poor quality of Rogers’ online services. I haven’t received a bill in over a month now. My friend replied, “It’s better than Bell”.

Is this really supposed to make me feel better? That I could live in India and have unlimited data at Real High Speeds on a cell phone, but have to pay $1600 for a measly 500MB here in Canada is laughable.

Screw you Rogers! Screw you CRTC! Gimme my bandwidth at a reasonable price or become a 3rd world digital nation. We’re lagging hard here.


I just got a SMS from Rogers which says that they going to apply long-distance rates on top of my current air time rate to all long-distance incoming calls.
This is just ridicules.
In Canada we have worse mobile service in the world and this is not a joke. Most developing countries have lower price rate for much better quality mobile service. I will vote for anyone on next election who can promise that we will have the mobile service provider that can deliver high quality service with a reasonable price rate. There is no one country in Europe has so high price rate and so poor quality service!!!

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