|reply to resa1983 |
Re: Not great, but not bad
As much as we like competition, the wireless biz is all about scale and coverage which requires billions of dollars. In the state of maturity in the wireless market, the likelihood of a new entrant being successful is near zero unless say some Fortune 100 decides to come in try to disrupt.
If anything the carriers are doubling down, and unfortunately this means higher not lower prices coming.
The spectrum auction format doesn't help either because MC paid significantly more per POP then Bell in the last auction, so again scale and efficiency.
In the US we will probably go down to 4 and at least stopping Tmobile created some competition, otherwise if it were 3 man cell prices would be skyrocketing even more than they are.
In Canada, they still charge roaming and long distance within Canada for many plans. And we are talking like 30c a minute long distance to call from Ontario to say BC. It's like the US circa 1990. The only major country that I can think of that rivals Canada's prices and lack of competition is Mexico. They too still charge long distance in many cases....