Canada boasts some of the highest cell (mobile, handi) phone charges in the world. How high? Here's how high:
One of our phones is with Rogers, and they email customers a monthly unhelpful newsletter, filled with Tips on how to spend more. In this month's issue, they list data roaming rates -- downloading things like ringtones and podcasts when outside of Canada.
Helpfully, they segregated their roaming data charges into two categories:
- Great services to use while travelling.
- Services that will cost you more.
Under the "will cost you more" list, they have:
Video Clips -- $128.00/clip (2.56MB)
(2.56MB is roughly a couple of minutes of video at cell-phone resolution.) By way of comparison, if my ISP charged the same $50/MB rate for data downloads, I would be paying $3 million a month for my 60GB/mo Internet connection.
So, never, ever again complain that your cell phone service provider is overcharging you. No one overcharges like a Canadian cell phone company!