Voting with dollars: American Wireless Consumers Pay Much Less, Use Much More than Other Countries

July 20, 2009

Kudos to Steve Pociask of the American Consumer Institute for his research reminding regulators that American consumers enjoy the most competitive, useful, and innovative wireless market in the world.

In reviewing the stats that matter most, the U.S. is far ahead of the rest of the world.

  • Americans use 600 more wireless minutes a month than the average OECD country, which is 2-5 times more usage to put it in perspective.
  • Americans also pay 10 cents per minute less than the average European does.

We constantly hear from anti-competition forces that competition doesn’t work.

  • The evidence that they are dead wrong is overwhelming.
  • Competition works! 


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