Wireless rates in Canada

Alternatively titled "up yours, Rogers". I've had a post like this brewing for a long while about how completely out of whack wireless rates are in Canada compared to the rest of the world (including, shamefull, the US). I grumble every time I get notice of my most recent Rogers. I'm not a telecom-industry expert, what I know is that my friends in Europe and the US (and even when my brother was in Rwanda!) pay a whole lot less for their mobile phones than I do - a lot less. Well, sure enough, TorCamper Thomas Purves posted an interesting graph on his Flickr stream clearly illustrating just how.... messed up the situation is:

messed up canadian wireless data rates

A picture is worth a thousand words...

UPDATE: Tom has posted more on his site. Depressing, really.