Canadians finally free from three-year contracts, data overages capped at $50
posted by Daniel P. / Jun 03, 2013, 9:36 AM
Starting December 2, 2013, Canadian carrier customers will be able to break it up after two instead of the usual three years without a penalty. Moreover, data overage charges can't be more than $50 a month with local consumption, or $100 when roaming abroad, letting you avoid those bill shocks we've all heard about.
Not only that, but the Commission also ruled the phones can be unlocked after 90 days, if bought with subsidies from a carrier, or on the spot if bought full retail. There will be a 15-days return policy for all new gear, as long as it is decent condition, and any mid-contract unilateral changes in the plans have to be agreed on with the customer from now on, and the contract would be greatly simplified. Better late than never, Canada, three-year contracts were an abomination indeed.
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Meh, there's still enough to make fun of Canadians for... ;-)
posted on Jun 03, 2013, 10:47 AM 2
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I like the unlock after 90 day part. Wish we had something like that here in Merica'
posted on Jun 03, 2013, 10:57 AM 2
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Here's the problem I find. If you decide to unlock your phone, the carrier will charge you to unlock it. If you buy the phone at full price without any subsidy, I would like for the carrier to provide the phone unlocked instead of having me to ask for it to be unlocked. They should require that all non-subsidised phones to be automatically unlocked.
posted on Jun 03, 2013, 4:50 PM 0
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