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geopublic
Mayor / Maire

Re: Are prices going to be cheaper soon since the Federal government lowered them?


@awfmilton wrote:

Does Public plan to pass on savings to customers since the pricing structure was changed by the CRTC? I was excited to hear the government finally implemented changes, but confused to not really see any changes to prices!

 

 


@awfmilton  I suspect they won't since Public's prices are way below the government's recommendations.

Korth
Mayor / Maire

Re: Are prices going to be cheaper soon since the Federal government lowered them?

Even if - if - governmental legislation requires "True North Affordability" it's not going to happen very soon. CRTC has mandated compliance within two years and the Big Three aren't going to eagerly rush towards cutting their profits. A lot can happen in two years, politicians and laws and governments can change, new issues can push old issues away, CRTC and CWTA can "renegotiate" the specific definitions and implementations of this initiative. Even the value of the data increments themselves will erode over 2 years because Moore's Law, it'll probably be Paper Tiger Affordability decreeing they sell already cheap things at forced cheap rates.
zblackma
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Are prices going to be cheaper soon since the Federal government lowered them?

Freedom slashed their prices. Hope the others comply soon. They may be forced to, if voip companies such as Fongo and TextNow etc are allowed into the market..

will13am
Oracle

Re: Are prices going to be cheaper soon since the Federal government lowered them?

I believe there would have been an ongoing showdown between the government and the telecoms over pricing.  However, the ongoing pandemic is going to put a deferral to this and many other things.  The telecoms are not immune to the economic pain that is hitting the entire country.  The government has no lever with which to force any price reductions once we get to the other side of this crisis.  

brettster99
Deputy Mayor / Adjoint au Maire

Re: Are prices going to be cheaper soon since the Federal government lowered them?

I really don’t think so. Public mobile is such barebones all ready and already having some of the cheapest plans already (because there is no overhead and employees to pay and you need to already have a unlocked phone as you can’t get one though public mobile)

 

But it could be possible that if the actual big three telecoms are forced to lower prices on there plans then it could lead to two scenarios. 

1. Even cheaper prices but not for awhile or 

2. Actually increase the prices to cover that reduced revenue (even if it’s only a couple bucks) or offer really bad plan deals at same exact prices 

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