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kitkatneko

join:2007-10-17
Toronto, ON
reply to TypeS

Re: VMedia IPTV is Teksavvy planning on participating?

other countries get basic package and 50/10 internet for $30 - so why pay more in Canada? like in Europe providers with most services and reasonable prices always get customers and then the other have to follow.


TypeS

join:2012-12-17
London, ON
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Because the GBP and Euro trade on parity with the Canadian dollar right?


Guspaz
Guspaz
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join:2001-11-05
Montreal, QC
kudos:23
reply to kitkatneko
said by kitkatneko:

other countries get basic package and 50/10 internet for $30 - so why pay more in Canada? like in Europe providers with most services and reasonable prices always get customers and then the other have to follow.

Because we're all dealing with wholesalers here where the suppliers have set prices multiple times higher than they need to be to hit that France pricing. While there's a problem here, there's nothing that the customer-facing companies (the IPTV and ISP companies) can do about it, all they can do is try to produce the best offer based on their costs that they can.
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donl

join:2010-04-23
Brampton, ON
reply to kitkatneko
I think we are paying too much here in Canada, but remember that the average salary, let say in the UK is 27k and in Canada is in the mid 40k.


Guspaz
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Average earnings in Canada, December 2012: $47,200 CAD
Average earnings in UK, April 2012: $40,847 CAD
Average earnings in France, 2010: $41,473 CAD
Guesstimate of 2012 France earnings based on Canadian wage increase year-on-year: $43,828 CAD

The average salary in the UK is 27k GBP, you can't use that figure without doing the currency conversion... This is also all before tax, so it has no real bearing on actual disposable income.
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