In Quebec, the brands Fido, Koodo and Virgin lowered their posted prices for two gigabytes of data and other features to $ 35 per month in February, down $ 15 from January when ISED began its study.
In other provinces, the same brands – owned by Rogers, Telus and Bell respectively – have kept their 2 GB plans at $ 50 per month.
The department says Canadians use an average of 2.5 GB of data per month, citing 2018 figures.
Fido (Rogers), Koodo (Telus) and Virgin (Bell) have also lowered their prices in Quebec for 4 GB plans to $ 45, but left them unchanged at $ 55 per month in the other provinces.
Tuesday’s price report is the first since the Liberals returned to power last fall after promising to drop prices for common wireless plans by 25% within two years.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published on July 28, 2020.