RIM Slams Canadian Carriers for Data Rates

BunnyHero (wayne a. lee) says:

Rim blasts Telcos for high cost of wireless:
“Research In Motion Ltd., riding high after finally gaining entry into China’s lucrative wireless market, blasted Canadian cellphone companies yesterday for their high data rates and for not competing against each other strongly enough.” michael geist writes about the article: -From BunnyHero [11:47:25 AM TorCamp ChatSwarm]

You may have seen this in the papers this morning. And my own famous post [canada-worse-than-3rd-world-countries-when-it-comes-to-mobile-data-access] has been garnering another flood of traffic and inbound links again this week. This is a major issue in Canada and it’s about time the story has broken in the mainstream media. That story of mine is now up to 130 comments and trackbacks if you want a sense of how much this issue is really starting to bug Canadians. That is an awful lot for a little blog like this one.

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  • http://www.netchick.ca/ NetChick

    Hi Thomas — This story the other day inspired me to finally write a blog post about the subject as well. I’m *so* fed up with the data rates.

    I almost wish I lived in LA again.

    Thanks for taking the time to put together such a thorough story (which I’ve linked to) — It deserved to get the attention it did.

  • http://www.netchick.ca NetChick

    Hi Thomas — This story the other day inspired me to finally write a blog post about the subject as well. I’m *so* fed up with the data rates.

    I almost wish I lived in LA again.

    Thanks for taking the time to put together such a thorough story (which I’ve linked to) — It deserved to get the attention it did.

  • JB

    Yeah well, better late than never I guess. I just read your famous Rwanda comparison, called Telus, canceled my data plan and told them to visit your blog to find out why. My PDA phone does WiFi and although it will be more of a hassle to get connected, I doubt I’ll miss Telus’ ridiculously slow and outrageously expensive data plan.

    I’m so disgusted by Canada’s protectionist policies at consumer expense that only apply to a select few industries such as telephony and satellite television. Fookem, I’m out.

  • JB

    Yeah well, better late than never I guess. I just read your famous Rwanda comparison, called Telus, canceled my data plan and told them to visit your blog to find out why. My PDA phone does WiFi and although it will be more of a hassle to get connected, I doubt I’ll miss Telus’ ridiculously slow and outrageously expensive data plan.

    I’m so disgusted by Canada’s protectionist policies at consumer expense that only apply to a select few industries such as telephony and satellite television. Fookem, I’m out.