In Canada, we can buy groceries, go drinking and buy all sorts of products and services using our bank or debit cards. We are certainly ahead of the US in this area it seems to me and the debit card convenience is something we take for granted.
As far as the mobile data service goes, the story is not the same. We take data usage seriously but not for granted since we pay too much for mobile data. We do not have an inexpensive data plan or an “All You Can Eat” mobile data plan in Canada like many providers have in the States.