A telecom consulting group says Canada’s new wireless companies still have a small market share partly because most Canadians like all of their services from one provider.
Convergence Consulting Group says Wind Mobile, Mobilicity and Public Mobile will have just under five per cent of the market by the end of the year but it had expected the share to be significantly higher.
The Toronto-based consulting firm says many consumers prefer one monthly bill for all of their services.
That means they will often stick with a big provider for their wireless, home phone, TV and Internet services.
Convergence notes the independent wireless companies have competitive prices, but the big players like Rogers, Bell and Telus have also lowered their prices in the face of competition.