Wireless prices in Quebec are lower than in other provinces for similar plans, according to data


OTTAWA – A new government report shows that Canada’s three largest wireless service providers have lowered the prices of several plans in Quebec since January, but left them unchanged in all other provinces. The biggest drops are at the bottom of a range of plans monitored by the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

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.


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