Wednesday, June 5, 2013

What a Huge Relief for Mobile Phones users as 36 Month Perpetual Contract is reviewed Downwards

Currently Canada maintains one of the most expensive phone tariff in the world.  You pay $200 to get a phone, yet pay $65  (excluding tax) per month for the next 36 months. In Canada, the most popular contract length is 36 months. This is twice the length of a typical British postpaid contract (18 months) and one-third longer than a typical U.S. wireless service contract (24 months). 

The longer the contract is to begin with, the larger the penalty for breaking it will be.If you call another province within Canada you will be heavily charged, if you mistakenly dial an international line, that is you, past dead.

However, after huge campaign by concerned citizens, Canadians can now cancel their wireless contracts without fees after two years under the new wireless code unveiled recently by the CRTC. New rules also cap extra data charges at $50 per month and international data roaming charges at $100 per month. Before, the cost to cancel a contract after six month in Canada’s big three mobile operators is — $500 with Rogers, $600 with Bell and $680 with Telus.

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