Competition for what? We have 30 million people and each major carrier has at least 5 million subscribers. Do you think having 15 choices over 10 (including the MVNOs) really will make that much of a sea-change in the minds of consumers. The wireless paradigm in Canada is different. Lots of people feel no need to have more than one cellphone. Wireline service is everywhere and relatively cheap.
Originally Posted by Old Faithful
You want to see something funny? Go to any of the Mediterranean countries... often people have 3 cellphones (all subscribed)... it's not uncommon to see people talking on TWO at a time with one in their belt/purse/lanyard... Sometimes getting a word in with friends and relatives is impossible - I remember a time when that stupid ubiquitous Nokia musical ringtone was EVERYWHERE there... gahhhh!!
A lot of that has to do with the fact that the population is fairly young.
I wouldn't say Canada's population is all that young anymore. Which is ironic as it's a fairly young country. We need a baby boom, ahem, I mean power outage... ;-)
As it is I'm impressed at how quickly people are adopting smart phones here... many by people who (as dj has repeatedly indicated) were looking for a dumbphone (or came from one) ...
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