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Nearly all new Canadians own cell phones, says MTM report


OTTAWA — Media Technology Monitor (MTM) today released a new report, Newcomers and Cell Phones, which shows 99% of newcomers to Canada own a cell phone, with iPhones being most popular. “The iPhone is the most popular brand among both newcomers and Canadian-born individuals alike, however, iPhones are more popular among newcomer smartphone owners than Canadian-born smartphone owners (60% versus 51%),” reads an MTM press release. The report, which highlights findings from a new annual study of 4,000 respondents, also shows cell phone plans “are far more popular among newcomers than other telco services such as home Internet, paid TV...