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Telecom quarterly report: Price collection data

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

To help Canadians get more affordable telecommunications services, Bell, TELUS and Rogers (across their brands) will be expected to lower their prices. For cellphone plans that offer 2 to 6 GB of data, the three national carriers are expected to lower their prices by 25 percent in the next two years.

The benchmark price, or the price to which the 25 percent reduction will apply, is based on prices advertised on company websites in early 2020 for post-paid, bring your own device (BYOD), unlimited talk and text 4G/LTE plans in the 2 to 6 GB range. Pricing for 3 GB and 5 GB plans is included when available for transparency and completeness but is not being evaluated against a January benchmark.

Prices listed in the tables below do not include taxes and do not include all plans available at the time.

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Note:

~ indicates that this data plan was not advertised on this provider's websites at the time of sampling.

* indicates short-term promotional pricing.

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Alberta
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Alberta
Data plan Benchmark
Jan. ($)
Provider Feb. ($) Mar. ($) Apr. ($) May ($) June ($) 25% Reduction target Target met
2 GB 50 Fido (Rogers) ~ 50 50 ~ ~ 37.50 No
Koodo (TELUS) 50 50 ~ ~ 50 37.50 No
Virgin (Bell) 50 50 ~ ~ ~ 37.50 No
3 GB ~ 3 GB data plans were not advertised on websites at the time of sampling.
4 GB 55 Fido (Rogers) 55 55 55 ~ ~ 41.25 No
Koodo (TELUS) 55 55 ~ ~ 55 41.25 No
Virgin (Bell) 55 55 ~ ~ ~ 41.25 No
5 GB ~ Fido (Rogers) ~ 60 60 50* 50* ~ ~
Koodo (TELUS) ~ 60 50* 50* 50* ~ ~
Virgin (Bell) 60 60 50* 50* 50* ~ ~
6 GB 60 6 GB data plans were not advertised on websites at the time of sampling.
British Columbia
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British Columbia
Data plan Benchmark
Jan. ($)
Provider Feb. ($) Mar. ($) Apr. ($) May ($) June ($) 25% Reduction target Target met
2 GB 50 Fido (Rogers) ~ 50 50 ~ ~ 37.50 No
Koodo (TELUS) 50 50 ~ ~ 50 37.50 No
Virgin (Bell) 50 50 ~ ~ ~ 37.50 No
3 GB ~ 3 GB data plans were not advertised on websites at the time of sampling.
4 GB 55 Fido (Rogers) 55 55 55 ~ ~ 41.25 No
Koodo (TELUS) 55 55 ~ ~ 55 41.25 No
Virgin (Bell) 55 55 ~ ~ ~ 41.25 No
5 GB ~ Fido (Rogers) ~ 60 60 50* 50* ~ ~
Koodo (TELUS) 60 60 50* 50* 50* ~ ~
Virgin (Bell) 60 60 50* 50* 50* ~ ~
6 GB 60 6 GB data plans were not advertised on websites at the time of sampling.
Manitoba
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Manitoba
Data plan Benchmark
Jan. ($)
Provider Feb. ($) Mar. ($) Apr. ($) May ($) June ($) 25% Reduction target Target met
2 GB 50 Fido (Rogers) ~ 50 50 ~ ~ 37.50 No
Koodo (TELUS) 50 50 ~ ~ 50 37.50 No
Virgin (Bell) 50 50 ~ ~ ~ 37.50 No
3 GB ~ 3 GB data plans were not advertised on websites at the time of sampling.
4 GB 55 Fido (Rogers) 55 55 55 ~ ~ 41.25 No
Koodo (TELUS) 55 55 ~ ~ 55 41.25 No
Virgin (Bell) 55 55 ~ ~ ~ 41.25 No
5 GB ~ Fido (Rogers) 60 60 60 50* 50* ~ ~
Koodo (TELUS) 60 60 50* 50* 50* ~ ~
Virgin (Bell) 60 60 50* 50* 50* ~ ~
6 GB 60 6 GB data plans were not advertised on websites at the time of sampling.
New Brunswick
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New Brunswick
Data plan Benchmark
Jan. ($)
Provider Feb. ($) Mar. ($) Apr. ($) May ($) June ($) 25% Reduction target Target met
2 GB 50 Fido (Rogers) ~ 50 50 ~ ~ 37.50 No
Koodo (TELUS) 50 50 ~ ~ 50 37.50 No
Virgin (Bell) 50 50 ~ ~ ~ 37.50 No
3 GB ~ 3 GB data plans were not advertised on websites at the time of sampling.
4 GB 55 Fido (Rogers) 55 55 55 ~ ~ 41.25 No
Koodo (TELUS) 55 55 ~ ~ 55 41.25 No
Virgin (Bell) 55 55 ~ ~ ~ 41.25 No
5 GB ~ Fido (Rogers) ~ 60 60 50* 50* ~ ~
Koodo (TELUS) 60 60 50* 50* 50* ~ ~
Virgin (Bell) 60 60 50* 50* 50* ~ ~
6 GB 60 6 GB data plans were not advertised on websites at the time of sampling.
Newfoundland and Labrador
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Newfoundland and Labrador
Data plan Benchmark
Jan. ($)
Provider Feb. ($) Mar. ($) Apr. ($) May ($) June ($) 25% Reduction target Target met
2 GB 50 Fido (Rogers) ~ 50 50 ~ ~ 37.50 No
Koodo (TELUS) 50 50 ~ ~ 50 37.50 No
Virgin (Bell) 50 50 ~ ~ ~ 37.50 No
3 GB ~ 3 GB data plans were not advertised on websites at the time of sampling.
4 GB 55 Fido (Rogers) 55 55 55 ~ ~ 41.25 No
Koodo (TELUS) 55 55 ~ ~ 55 41.25 No
Virgin (Bell) 55 55 ~ ~ ~ 41.25 No
5 GB ~ Fido (Rogers) ~ 60 60 50* 50* ~ ~
Koodo (TELUS) 60 60 50* 50* 50* ~ ~
Virgin (Bell) 60 60 50* 50* 50* ~ ~
6 GB 60 6 GB data plans were not advertised on websites at the time of sampling.
Nova Scotia
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Nova Scotia
Data plan Benchmark
Jan. ($)
Provider Feb. ($) Mar. ($) Apr. ($) May ($) June ($) 25% Reduction target Target met
2 GB 50 Fido (Rogers) ~ 50 50 ~ ~ 37.50 No
Koodo (TELUS) 50 50 ~ ~ 50 37.50 No
Virgin (Bell) 50 50 ~ ~ ~ 37.50 No
3 GB ~ 3 GB data plans were not advertised on websites at the time of sampling.
4 GB 55 Fido (Rogers) 55 55 55 ~ ~ 41.25 No
Koodo (TELUS) 55 55 ~ ~ 55 41.25 No
Virgin (Bell) 55 55 ~ ~ ~ 41.25 No
5 GB ~ Fido (Rogers) ~ 60 60 50* 50* ~ ~
Koodo (TELUS) 60 60 50* 50* 50* ~ ~
Virgin (Bell) 60 60 50* 50* 50* ~ ~
6 GB 60 6 GB data plans were not advertised on websites at the time of sampling.
Ontario
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Ontario
Data plan Benchmark
Jan. ($)
Provider Feb. ($) Mar. ($) Apr. ($) May ($) June ($) 25% Reduction target Target met
2 GB 50 Fido (Rogers) ~ 50 50 ~ ~ 37.50 No
Koodo (TELUS) 50 50 ~ ~ 50 37.50 No
Virgin (Bell) 50 50 ~ ~ ~ 37.50 No
3 GB ~ 3 GB data plans were not advertised on websites at the time of sampling.
4 GB 55 Fido (Rogers) 55 55 55 ~ ~ 41.25 No
Koodo (TELUS) 55 55 ~ ~ 55 41.25 No
Virgin (Bell) 55 55 ~ ~ ~ 41.25 No
5 GB ~ Fido (Rogers) ~ 60 60 50* 50* ~ ~
Koodo (TELUS) 60 60 50* 50* 50* ~ ~
Virgin (Bell) 60 60 50* 50* 50* ~ ~
6 GB 60 6 GB data plans were not advertised on websites at the time of sampling.
Prince Edward Island
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Prince Edward Island
Data plan Benchmark
Jan. ($)
Provider Feb. ($) Mar. ($) Apr. ($) May ($) June ($) 25% Reduction target Target met
2 GB 50 Fido (Rogers) ~ 50 50 ~ ~ 37.50 No
Koodo (TELUS) 50 50 ~ ~ 50 37.50 No
Virgin (Bell) 50 50 ~ ~ ~ 37.50 No
3 GB ~ 3 GB data plans were not advertised on websites at the time of sampling.
4 GB 55 Fido (Rogers) 55 55 55 ~ ~ 41.25 No
Koodo (TELUS) 55 55 ~ ~ 55 41.25 No
Virgin (Bell) 55 55 ~ ~ ~ 41.25 No
5 GB ~ Fido (Rogers) ~ 60 60 50* 50* ~ ~
Koodo (TELUS) 60 60 50* 50* 50* ~ ~
Virgin (Bell) 60 60 50* 50* 50* ~ ~
6 GB 60 6 GB data plans were not advertised on websites at the time of sampling.
Quebec
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Quebec
Data plan Benchmark
Jan. ($)
Provider Feb. ($) Mar. ($) Apr. ($) May ($) June ($) 25% Reduction target Target met
2 GB 50 Fido (Rogers) 35 35 35 35 35 37.50 Yes
Koodo (TELUS) 35 35 35 35 35 37.50 Yes
Virgin (Bell) 35 35 35 35 35 37.50 Yes
3 GB ~ 3 GB data plans were not advertised on websites at the time of sampling.
4 GB 55 Fido (Rogers) 45 45 45 45 45 41.25 No
Koodo (TELUS) 45 45 45 45 45 41.25 No
Virgin (Bell) 45 45 45 45 45 41.25 No
5 GB ~ Fido (Rogers) ~ ~ ~ 50* 50* ~ ~
Koodo (TELUS) ~ ~ 50* 50* 50* ~ ~
Virgin (Bell) ~ ~ 50* 50* 50* ~ ~
6 GB 60 Bell 60 60 60 60 60 45 No
Fido (Rogers) ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
TELUS 60 60 60 60 60 45 No
Note: Please note that prices for 2 and 4 GB plans in Quebec were already below the benchmark prices in January 2020.
Saskatchewan
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Saskatchewan
Data plan Benchmark
Jan. ($)
Provider Feb. ($) Mar. ($) Apr. ($) May ($) June ($) 25% Reduction target Target met
2 GB 50 Fido (Rogers) ~ 50 50 ~ ~ 37.50 No
Koodo (TELUS) 50 50 ~ ~ 50 37.50 No
Virgin (Bell) 50 50 ~ ~ ~ 37.50 No
3 GB ~ 3 GB data plans were not advertised on websites at the time of sampling.
4 GB 55 Fido (Rogers) 55 55 55 ~ ~ 41.25 No
Koodo (TELUS) 55 55 ~ ~ 55 41.25 No
Virgin (Bell) 55 55 ~ ~ ~ 41.25 No
5 GB ~ Fido (Rogers) ~ 60 60 50* 50* ~ ~
Koodo (TELUS) 60 60 50* 50* 50* ~ ~
Virgin (Bell) 60 60 50* 50* 50* ~ ~
6 GB 60 6 GB data plans were not advertised on websites at the time of sampling.
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