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Canada: $85,000 US: $70

What, you ask, do those numbers represent?

Well, they will both buy you the same amount of data through a cell phone plan. Of course, the US price is about equal to eating at McDonalds every day for a week, while the Canadian price is about that of a new Porsche.

This poor bastard received a bill for $85,000 from Bell. An equal amount of service would have cost him $70 in the US.

So, whats crazier? How much we pay for data in Canada, or that a man who normally pays $160 a month for service could get a bill this huge with no warnings?

(Bell decided to be magnanimous and demonstrate its Christmas spirit on this one - they are only charging him $3,500)