Cell users to CRTC: Kill the 3-year contract
If Canadians get their way, the 3-year cellphone contract could soon be a thing of the past.
Hundreds of people submitted their opinions to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission about a proposed code of conduct for the country's wireless industry.
The overwhelming majority who wrote to the CRTC, passionately voiced concerns about being "held hostage" by 36-month contracts.
The 1st round of consultations, which closed this week, also heard several complaints about a lack of industry competition.
The commission is expected to issue a draft code by the end of January. Then there will be a 2nd round of online consultation.
Canada has 27.4 million wireless subscribers.