The bastards at Bell have lobbied the CRTC to increase the pay phone rate.
Since June 1st, the CRTC allowed a 25˘ increase, guess by how much Bell increased it... correct... 25˘. So now it costs 50˘... I have to lug around more quarters in case I need to make a call. What's that you say? Use your credit card? Pre-paid phone card? Well they raised those to $1... yes you read that right, it costs $1 to make a call now.
Spare me the "you don't have a cell phone?"s I don't have one, nor do I need one, or want one. I'm not cheap either... but a 100% increase is ridiculous. Notice how Telus and a few other providers I've never heard of did not increase their fare... anyone know if there are Telus pay phones in downtown Montreal?