CRTC’s ‘state of the Canadian telecommunications’ report says 46% of telco revenue is from wireless

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  • I am part of that 3%!

    • delumen

      We are the 3%!

    • 5Gs

      We are the 3% trying to make a difference or should i say we are the smart ones 😉

    • Walt

      Smart people dont come in big numbers ..im part of the 3%.

  • adam m

    I am also part of the 3%. Most people that have rogers or telus they have no clue what Mobilesyrup is 🙂

    • Seekr Co.

      congrats for still toughing it out. Was part of the 3%, but got spoiled with a good plan and LTE. Back on the incumbents network. Most people on the 3% have no clue what LTE is 😀

    • Jonathan Leduc

      I’m on the 3% and I have LTE. Actually, 90% of the time, I get over 50MB/s

    • Andrew Chi

      I am curious of where you get 50Mbps with what provider. I have my doubt because I just jump shipped back to Fido last month from Wind. The frustration I have with Wind’s lack of coverage and speed were extremely high.

    • Jonathan Leduc

      Sure. I’m with Videotron. Quebec only. Bit of people in Ottawa have it too. They just released their Lte.

    • 5Gs

      Exactly!

    • Hyun

      If you’re paying more than 50 for your LTE plan, you’re doing mobile service wrong.

    • Pigs Can Fly

      Yep yep, I refuse to fall into that share plan trap

    • 5Gs

      Totally agree.

    • Stephen_81

      if your phone doesn’t work at the cottage, on the boat, or at the ski lodge, you’re doing mobile service wrong

    • Phi Nguyen

      I found a way around it without paying Rogers muhahahaha Lte with 1gig data 400mins daytime and unlimited nights andnweeksends for 40bucks thru Sears connect which is a mvnp to Rogers
      Sure some of the money goes to Rogers but at least I don’t pay 80bucks a month
      It only has low end phones but I just cut the SIM to use my HTC one m8

    • Andrew Chi

      The 3% group have difficulty viewing this web site in most area. Please wait until they get WiFi. Mobile syrup would be closing if the big 3 customers don’t know about this site. 🙂

    • Nexzen

      You don’t even have enough data to open mobilesyrup, scared you’re gna get charged.

    • 5Gs

      hahahahaha well said not to mention he might need to keep his data off all the times and wait till he gets home and use his wifi because that plan he is paying for is not there to be used.

    • Andrew Chi

      My $30 6GB LTE data plan is just too sweet. Lol. Never ran out for the past few years.

    • Andrew Chi

      It is funny when your so called unlimited data plan is restricted to the stupid “Fair Usage Policy” which is 5gb unless you pay extra. Oh wait. I guess 256kbps can still view one web page. It just take maybe 5 minutes of your life. That’s fine when you are doing nothing anyways.

  • jay

    I have 1 year left on my contract. Was the old 3 year garbage and you know what I will cancel my contract. I have a good boss and WiFi at work. In my car I don’t need a phone. So only when I am not home. But most of the places have free WiFi.
    I am not cheap but to pay 50$ a month to call/ text somebody is a bit to much for me

    • ScooterinAB

      Then get a voice and text only plan for about $30. Don’t listen to the garbage and the zombies constantly telling you that you need the latest smartphone with the most data. Buy what you need, not what that guy over there wants.

    • jay

      Even telephone I really don’t need. More texting and I think Rogers has prepaid 100$ unlimited text

  • ronnnyraygun1

    Grandfathered plan here on Rogers. Unlimited data. Oh yeah. 🙂

    • delumen

      I envy you greatly. Do you mind me asking how much a month you pay?

  • ScooterinAB

    Yes… And? If the number 46% is supposed to be damning, the CRTC missed the boat. I presume the other 54% of revenue comes directly from wireline internet and TV services. What’s the point? We know that wireless is profitable. That’s why everyone and their dog is in it instead of selling boxes or lemonade.

  • Michael Kim

    Meaning phone plans are too damn expensive. With contract, it’s just outrageous how one needs to pay over 1000 dollar a year for wirless fee alone..

    • 5Gs

      I know eh! It’s not just wireless. Talk about housing, gas, car insurance etc etc lol

  • pngface

    I’m on the 6GB $60 ‘Super Plan’ with Rogers – my contract ends next summer. I’ve considered switching to Wind but I hear that the network still has a lot of issues, also no LTE. Anyone here have problems with Wind in downtown Toronto?

    • Yeria

      Between 12 and 2PM ish, it will be pretty much impossible for you to use heavy data like watching YouTube and a bit difficult to stream music. I would recommend you to stay with that 6GB plan and buy a new phone outright so you don’t lose that plan.

      I don’t regret moving to Wind though (I did in 2011 and I also had a similar plan to yours with 6GB for $30 + voice and text for $30 plan). Getting unlimited internet is more important than having LTE for me and I average around 12GB a month.. I probably could use more if Wind didn’t slow down my service at that point lol. I found them starting to slow down their service only when I hit 11 to 12GB of usage. They only warn you at 10GB (with $10 a month premium to up the ceiling from 5GB to 10GB).

    • pngface

      Thank you. I was considering getting either the Sony Z3 or the new Nexus unlocked in a couple of months, and just staying on with Rogers to keep my plan as you suggested. LTE is more important to me than unlimited data as I rarely use more than 4-5GB a month. However, with Rogers streaming NHL games for free till December, that might not be the case for very long 🙁

    • 5Gs

      Wow you are a pretty heavy data monster. In my four years with WIND last month was the first time i went over my 5GB and it was pretty dang slow after wards.

    • Yeria

      Yeah.. I’m a super heavy data user and I think my kinds are pretty rare. My billing cycle resets on 25th and already burnt through a gig in 4 days. Now I can’t go back to Robellus even if I wanted to because my bill would be nearly $200 just for myself.

  • Yeria

    As more people cut their cable service, they will just increase wireless and internet service price. That portion will only grow larger unless the government does something to stop them.

    • 5Gs

      Well said and i assume people barely watch tv any more. I had vip rogers cable plan for 6 months free of cost which included 279+ channels, 60gb of internet, home phone, 2 pvr boxes total work about $200 a month and trust me i didn’t watch tv at all. It was like flipping through channels for no reason and look for something good to watch.

      After 6 months free trial. I got rid of it. Now i know i will never own cable tv.

    • Stephen_81

      no kids eh?
      I have TV for the minions, and for Hockey that’s about it.

    • 5Gs

      No lol plus every thing i want to watch can easily be watched on internet and i have my unlimited internet with Distributel and have my gadget hooked to tv for me to watch it on big screen.

    • Stephen_81

      While I too have unlimited internet, the ease of handing a 3rd old a remote and letting them choose their shows on TV, and teaching them that they can’t have everything they want when they want it is invaluable. Netflix kids think everything should be available all the time and now

    • 5Gs

      It’s worst than that now. I remember when i was kind and given a gift. I will make sure it last for ever or atleast as long as it can.

      I gave my nephew a remote car gift and he broke in a week saying he will get another any ways. No regrets.

  • 5Gs

    Proud to be a part of 3%.

    • Khalid Jiwa

      Can everyone tell me how so many people in these comments are in the “3%”. I go to mobile syrup regularly and still am not sure where you get unlimited LTE data for less than 50$?

      Either way I’m good, I’m paying $17.50 for my Rogers plan and $35 for 6GB of data. Unfortunately, it’s been raised as it was $30 2 months ago.. I would consider switching but what are you guys talking about? Wind, Mobilicity?

    • Phi Nguyen

      They are grandfathered plans from the days of unlimited bbry plans 3year plans before the 2 year plans

      You cant get them anymore if you can find a person who still has one in your city you can take it if you buy it from them lol
      Even after the three years as long as you don’t upgrade you cant lose the plan that’s what used or unlocked phones are for

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