Really cool mobile data applications pop up all the time in Europe, the US, and Asia. Canadians never seem to use them though. Ever wonder why? I'll give you a hint… wireless data plans are outrageously expensive here.
Here's a chart, courtesy of ThomasPurves.com, which will show you just how expensive. That's right, the cost to transfer 500M of data on Rogers is $1600. The first 200 megs are $100, and then after that the price rises to a steep $5/M. By jacking the price sky high on overage, the carrier can earn fat profits from the heaviest users. Pretty nifty trick, isn't it?