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US and Canada have most expensive cell phone plans

By Emil
Oct 16, 2010
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  1. Citizens of the US and Canada tend to pay the most expensive bills for a complete cell phone package, according to a new report from the New America Foundation's Open Technology Initiative (OTI, via Ars Technica). Meanwhile, users in India and Honk Kong pay the least for their mobile usage.

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  2. Chazz

    Chazz TS Enthusiast Posts: 634   +60

    Find out the same data for our Cable and Internet Companies and I'm quite sure you'll see the same thing.
     
  3. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,323   +101

    Well you did not check Chilean plans =P
     
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,816   +922

    Wow, there's a ********* big surprise...!
     
  5. treeski

    treeski TS Guru Posts: 881   +130

    Yeah... no surprise there... :(
     
  6. KG363

    KG363 TS Enthusiast Posts: 524   +9

    I wish it was under $20 a month for everything, yikes
     
  7. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    For comparison, my UK network (t-mobile) works out £20-00 per calender month for the following:

    900 anytime, any number minutes (to any fixed landline or mobile in the UK)
    Unlimited SMS
    Unlimited internet usage/tethering (Its an Android phone)

    In USD, its $31.98
     
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,816   +922

    Leeky, are your, (British) cell phones laden with germs, bodily fluids, and the potential for infection the same as ours? Because if they are, I think that you should be paying the same price for service as we do. After all, it's no fair getting all the "perks", with no extra charge...! :rolleyes:
     
  9. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90


    "waiter...waiter...there's a fly in my soup!
     
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,816   +922

    Thus Spake Captaincranky.......

    (From a trance-like state, acting in his capacity as a medium for Verizon).
    Yeah well, as long as it's not stuck to your cell phone, I think you'll be OK. 'cause if it was, then I'd have to charge you extra.
     
  11. Cueto_99

    Cueto_99 TS Enthusiast Posts: 247   +12

    Its hard to believe that in countries like Colombia - south america I pay like 40 dollars for a good all-in-one plan... It even includes 4 gigabytes through 3G access, which, for me is just too much for one month! :)
     
     
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,816   +922

    Put the extra bandwidth to good use, download yourself some decent porn...:rolleyes: :haha: :wave:

    (OK, let's see a show of hands, how many of you here think that, "decent porn", is an oxymoron)?
     
  13. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    *raises hand*

    Sorry, did you mean both hands? 'cause the other one is err...otherwise occupied...at the moment.
     
  14. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,816   +922

    The sound of one hand clapping............

    May the force be with it....! :wave: :haha:

    (Sorry, I don't mean to brag but, I'm left handed, but mouse with my right) :rolleyes:
     
  15. Timonius

    Timonius TS Booster Posts: 584   +33

    Stop measuring cell phone time by minutes locally and I'll consider using one. As for long distance rates there is very little excuse to charge an arm and a leg for that. I couldn't care less for 'data plans' right now; that's just bells and whistles. Bottom line: If i can make all the phone calls I want on a cell phone and get charged the same as a very basic landline then I'm set.
     
  16. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,816   +922

    The proof of this is, regardless of the global location of a server, internet charges are fixed. And that's with DSL, about which I hear tell, goes through the phone lines.

    Have you of heard of "Magicjack"? Not judging, suggesting, or condoning, but merely asking.
     
  17. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    It's ****ing ridiculous over here. And it isn't just cell phones. 3mbps cable net from rogers is 36 bucks a month, plus the modem rental(buying=no replacement for breaking) and that's only if you have their phone and TV too. Without the bundle its $41+the $5 modem rental.
     
  18. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    :haha:

    You crack me up! :D

    P.S. My mobile (cell to you) phone was certified free of biohazardous waste just last week. ;) I've sneezed on it a few times now though.... :(
     
  19. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,816   +922

    Leeky, have you seen the "One Night in Paris", Paris Hilton video?

    Sorry, I'd love to chat, but I gotta jet, I think I hear my toilet ringing.....:wave:
     
  20. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    I could say no... BUT...there isn't a lot my 50mb connection hasn't discovered of that nature if I'm going to be entirely honest! :haha:

    I don't back up my "collection" though, so maybe I'm only half serious.... haha.
     
  21. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90

    Alternate happy ending.....


    "Luke...I was almost your father!"
     
  22. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,816   +922

    +1 :haha: :haha:

    Although, see if, "Luke, I thought ha, ha, ha, ha, harrrrrd, about being your father", works as well.


    So the girl says to the guy she just met, (in the Biblical sense), What will we call our child? Nonplussed, the gentleman replied, "let's call him "Houdini", if he gets out of this one"....!
     
  23. I used to get by with two tin cans and a long piece of string.
     
  24. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90

    The back...and front story

    It's a little known fact that the helmet worn by Lord Vader is actually a neck brace needed from years of enthusiastically nodding his head in a "yes, yes" fashion.
     
  25. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,816   +922

    I'm not a Witch, I'm You............

    Hmmm, I suppose that explains the voice box as well! Too many years of trying to talk with his mouth full. :rolleyes:

    You'll all have to excuse me for about five minutes, I'm going to give the old, "left hand salute" to a picture of Christine O'Donnell. Holy water will take the stain off afterwards, won't it? :haha:
     


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