Only by picking such unrepresentative "representative" call packages, could the OECD have reached such a result. For example, the OECD defines a "medium use" customer as someone making 780 minutes of calls a year, and sending 600 SMS and 8 MMS messages a year. And the report says that based on their methodology, a U.S. customer would pay $53 a month in order to get that level of service. But that assumed "medium" basket works out to about 63 minutes, 50 SMS messages, and less than one MMS message a month. That just doesn't reflect reality.
You know, my usage and plan work out that way, and it's a grandfathered plan as well.
(53$ for pretty much on avg 1 hour of cellular service per month)
After a while, you have to consider what the market will bear, and the interest of the consumer. Have we reached such maximum saturation with their products? Subscriber growth at all 3 (Telus, Bell, Rogers) was less than 10%
year over year from 08-09.