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01-30-2013, 10:06 AM #1
iPhone Owners Spend More for Service Costs Than Other Smartphone Owners
Are iPhone owners paying more than everyone else for service from their carriers? A new report from CIRP suggests that they do. Above is a table comparing a small amount of iPhone owners to the competition, including Windows Phone, Android, Blackberry, and others.
According to the report, via AllThingsD, 0% of iPhone owners included in the study pay under $25 per month for service, 6% of iPhone owners pay between $25 -50 per month for service, 36% of iPhone owners pay $51-100 per month for service, 49% of iPhone owners pay between $101-200 per month for service, and 10% of iPhone owners pay more than $200 per month for service.
Since carriers are required to pay higher subsidies for the iPhone than most other smartphones, carriers have to compensate by making customers pay more per month to have and use the iPhone's services. Otherwise, carriers would be making less money on the iPhone than they do with other smartphones.
With some Android phones being offered as pre-paid phones, notes Michael Levin, co-founder of CIRP, this could have some impact on the costs for Android being as low as they are. iPhone owners are usually hooked into data plans, which cost significantly more than pre-paid plans.
Are we paying too much for iPhone service? Or is the price just right for the premium smartphone? You decide.
Sources: CIRP via AllThingsD
01-30-2013, 10:40 AM #2
I might be reading the chart wrong, but Windows OS is higher in some categories
01-30-2013, 10:51 AM #3
That's what I thought!!! I'm probably blind, lol
01-30-2013, 10:54 AM #4
^^^ Right, looks like Windows phones pay more then most.
01-30-2013, 11:04 AM #5
This was the biggest waste of news I've seen on this sight. Pointless information that shows nothing.
01-30-2013, 11:08 AM #6
lol looks like some kid just made a chart lol wtf 0 percent of windows owners have a bill more than 200 lol thats what im talking about
01-30-2013, 11:35 AM #7
01-30-2013, 12:00 PM #8
It is what it is. This is what has been bothering me the entire time I've owned iphones!
Even though my bill is $70/month, it is still too much just to own one!
01-30-2013, 12:03 PM #9
So I don't see why carriers keep pushing Android phones. For their own benefit with monthly residuals, this would mean that they are better off pushing iPhones on perspective buyers.
01-30-2013, 12:16 PM #10
Well people do like their iPhones
01-30-2013, 02:26 PM #11
01-30-2013, 05:13 PM #12
man i just got done playing with my friends s3 i shouldve bought one instead of the 5 im so dissapointed man all they did to the ui is change the dialer and i think thats just ios6 im beginning to think apple thinks im stupid or something
01-30-2013, 05:29 PM #13
Dont know. I spent $45/mo with ST and very happy
02-01-2013, 11:53 AM #14
Under $25 for a smartphone? I wonder which carrier they use and what services they get from the carrier. Maybe they get no data service at all? If so, what's the point of having a smartphone? Is it just to give others a fake impression?