“We want lower prices”: Feds unveil plan to lower wireless costs by 25 per cent

"We want lower prices": Feds unveil plan to lower wireless costs by 25 per cent 1

 

Industry Minister Navdeep Bains discusses how the federal government plans to fulfill a campaign promise on cellphone costs.

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29 Comments on "“We want lower prices”: Feds unveil plan to lower wireless costs by 25 per cent"

  1. mark tugwood | March 6, 2020 at 11:49 PM | Reply

    I recognized his voice immediately. He threatened Canada Revenue was going to take me to court. Lol

  2. Yeah so they will lower the 35 dollar plan to 25 and then continue to gouge on overages. Thanks for nothing

  3. Douglas Jack | March 7, 2020 at 12:10 AM | Reply

    Great, cheaper because Huawei is giving them equipment and taking our data. Way to go Liberals!

  4. Easy to lower prices. Find a way to increase supply. Find a way to reduce market access by suppliers. Increase competition. Deregulate. Subsidize access by providing vouchers to seniors receiving state pensions and to the handicapped.

  5. But now we know it’s going to take two years

  6. Why don’t they cut out govt interference and open up the telcom sector to competition.

    • Rajkiran Natarajan | March 7, 2020 at 2:40 AM | Reply

      John McColl I think they want control of the industry’s competitiveness. Or at least the feeling of it.

    • It’s in the Canadian commie policies to control everything.
      How. do they explain cars manufacturer in Canada & sold in USA always cheaper than homeland advantage ? Now we are talking when the $ in par.

  7. Not Entirely Apathetic | March 7, 2020 at 1:30 AM | Reply

    End the government sanctioned oligopoly and let the market compete for customers.

    • Special Levo | March 7, 2020 at 9:45 AM | Reply

      Unfortunately, socialist fundamentals are to ensure businesses fail so government has greater control. Controlling the energy, transportation, and communication sectors is only the beginning. They are actually doing a brilliant job at ruining our country.

  8. James Biggar | March 7, 2020 at 2:35 AM | Reply

    How about all telecom costs? I pay more for basic internet in rural NB now than what I paid for hydro before I went off grid a few years ago. $200/month. In rural NB, not northern Ontario. This is beyond ridiculous.

  9. Rajkiran Natarajan | March 7, 2020 at 2:43 AM | Reply

    Way to dodge the questions lol

  10. I have no trust in the liberals anymore. This is just them taking more control

  11. wanna develop an app? | March 7, 2020 at 3:53 AM | Reply

    Lowering cost of 5G so that you can afford the medical bills when the radiation kills your immune system.
    Let’s give them more power!

  12. Canada’s cell phone industry is a trash heap of bloated prices. Moving to this country from the states and seeing 3x the phone plan is ridiculous. With the savings on cell phone plan, I could pay my internet and cable bill. It’s what happens when you have 3 company’s owning the market.

  13. More government regulation, Canada is closed for business

  14. Stomu Yamashta | March 7, 2020 at 9:56 AM | Reply

    I swear Liberals are destroying Canada

  15. Boyd Gilbreath | March 7, 2020 at 10:49 AM | Reply

    Who is not taking your data? All these free apps are taking everything you got! Many free apps have key stroke recorders! The consumer pays for all this.

  16. I pay $15 a month for my cell with Public Mobile. 100 minutes nation wide out going, unlimited incoming, unlimited text. No data.

  17. Important stuff, economy is in tatters, investment disappearing rapidly, trains still not running properly.
    But cheap cell phone plans for the win.
    Sure the Liberals will mess this up. Government interference in private business.

  18. A Liberal plan is no plan at all.

    “The budget will balance itself”…I rest my case.

  19. Ok, wireless goes down but priced go up for everything else because the liberals are so inept!

  20. Bernie Hughes | March 7, 2020 at 9:45 PM | Reply

    LOWER TAXES AND YOU HAVE A DEAL!

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