Friday, July 4, 2008

Great idea, Wrong target

Some of you may have heard about ruinediphone.com. It's a newly formed protest group trying to get Rogers to lower the price of the IPhone in Canada. They claim that cell phone prices are higher in Canada than in the U.S. and other countries.

They're right. However, they're wrong to blame this all on the cell phone companies. Companies everywhere charge as much as the market can bear. Rodgers is no different.

The difference is that Canada doesn't allow any foreign competition into the market. Therefore lowering competition. So how about sending all those signatures to Ottowa instead of Rogers?

After all, they're supposed to be on our side right?


Here is the video form ruinediphone

1 comment:

Notions And Choices said...

You might also be interested to know that Bell Canada is becoming the first company in the world to charge people per website visit rather than by cap; perhaps also a reflection of a lack of competition, and future trends!

See: "Death Of The Free Internet Is Imminent" -
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/
article20330.htm

I just love your blog, very down to earth!