A high quality phone system is crucial to providing Canadians with access to a world-class communication system. We want Canadians to be able to connect to quality and innovative communication services at affordable prices. We strive to protect the safety and interests of Canadians by:
- enforcing the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules and the National Do Not Call List;
- regulating telecommunications carriers, including major telephone companies;
- approving tariffs and certain agreements for the telecommunications sector; and
- encouraging competition in telecommunications markets to ensure that Canadians have a choice of innovative and affordable services.
We do not intervene in the retail rates for most communication services.
Every Canadian with a mobile plan is protected by the Wireless Code. The Wireless Code explains your consumer rights and the rules your provider must follow.
The wireless market in Canada is evolving. Learn more about the introduction of the new data-only wireless options and find a plan that is right for you.
How to make a complaint about your mobile phone services online, by email and by phone.
Handsets, message relay services (MRS), video relay services (VRS), and 9-1-1 services for people with disabilities. You have the right to an accessible mobile phone.
Learn more about the NPAS and how you can receive public alerts.
The Wireless Code establishes basic rights for all wireless consumers. However, there are some differences between postpaid and prepaid services.
Service providers must notify you before you reach $50 in data overage fees during a billing cycle. Monitor your data usage!
Find service providers near you, change your provider, and compare services.
How to switch service providers and keep your number when you switch. Calculate your cancellation fees or cancel your services.
What is roaming? Manage your charges and figure out what you need to do before you travel.
Find a provider, compare and pick a plan that fits your needs and know what questions you should ask yourself before you change your telecommunications service. Find tips on how to use your data efficiently.
What we are doing
Policies, Decisions and Orders
- Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2019-57 – Review of mobile wireless services
- Telecom Decision 2018-475 - Lower-cost data-only plans for mobile wireless services
- Telecom Regulatory Policy 2017-200: Review of the Wireless Code
- Telecom Regulatory Policy 2017-91: Implementation of the National Public Alerting System by wireless service providers to protect Canadians
- Notice of hearing 2016-293-3: Review of the Wireless Code
- Telecom Regulatory Policy 2013-271: The Wireless Code
- Decisions related to the Wireless Code
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