CRTC releases report on Competition

The CRTC has just released a report on the state of competition in Canada’s telecommunications market. The report examines the situation from a macro perspective.

They should have talked to me. On the micro level, fees for long distance and roaming have basically doubled this year for subscribers of Microcell since Rogers took over.

– unlimited GPRS data ($50/month) option – gone (compare to T-mobile’s equivalent for US$29.95/mo.)
– US roaming – old rate US$0.20 including long distance – new rate C$0.50 plus long distance (but no air time deduction)
– long distance – old rate: 10 cents – new rate: 20 cents per minute

Oh well, that’s life.