Originally Posted by CanuckBB
Not true. Both Bell and Telus have Blackberrys. Rogers monopoly is on the GSM network. Unless you travel outside North America, you have a choice of 3 carriers.
Agreed that Bell & Telus & Rogers all offer BlackBerrys. However, you are INCORRECT that within North America you are limited to 3 carriers.
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THats 10 providers, but if you disregard the SPlit-Branding, then thats 8 carriers, significantly more than your 3 above. Notice the larger usuage of CDMA carriers in North America.
Now, the situation is that Rogers is the largest provider by the numbers & full coverage coast to coast, border to Arctic Circle. With just around 29-32 Million Canadians as our population, and only some 6.9Million on Rogers alone - not sure the totals on other providers here in Canada - thats not enough revenue for to warrant unlimited data. There's just 250K TOTAL business & consumers using data on that network (BB's, PocketPC's, S60's, Data Cards, stationary modems, portable modems, police cars, ETC)!
So until this changes we're stuck. Nothing a single person can do. Its gotta be a movement, but as such we as Canadians are TOO complacent, mostly spending money on clothes, houses, spouses, and of course CARS. Furniture comes in WAY above cellphones.