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Comments on news posted 2013-01-31 08:49:03: According to data given to the Wall Street Journal by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), the average monthly data bill of the typical iPhone user is the highest in the smartphone market. ..

SunnyD

join:2009-03-20
Madison, AL

Eh. When you have the money to blow on an Apple product...

You probably have the money to blow on an overpriced wireless plan too.
Anzio

join:2008-11-22
Innisfil, ON

1 recommendation

Re: Eh. When you have the money to blow on an Apple product...

It's interesting to see how close Android users are too. I'm guessing it's the 'latest and greatest' gouging by the wireless operators. iPhone pricing falls in line with other phones too.
NYC Girl
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join:2007-02-04
Bronx, NY

Re: Eh. When you have the money to blow on an Apple product...

said by Anzio:

It's interesting to see how close Android users are too. I'm guessing it's the 'latest and greatest' gouging by the wireless operators. iPhone pricing falls in line with other phones too.

Yes, thank you!!! People just love to hate Apple, is all...

KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
Premium
join:2000-01-17
Tulsa, OK

Re: Eh. When you have the money to blow on an Apple product...

Well, they are overachievers at earning that hate.
NYC Girl
Premium
join:2007-02-04
Bronx, NY

Re: Eh. When you have the money to blow on an Apple product...

said by KrK:

Well, they are overachievers at earning that hate.

Oh, hate, hate, hate... Lol

Eddy120876

join:2009-02-16
Bronx, NY

Re: Eh. When you have the money to blow on an Apple product...

LOL I keep telling People hate is not good for their life. LOL
NYC Girl
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join:2007-02-04
Bronx, NY

Re: Eh. When you have the money to blow on an Apple product...

said by Eddy120876:

LOL I keep telling People hate is not good for their life. LOL

YUP!!

Eddy120876

join:2009-02-16
Bronx, NY

1 recommendation

Re: Eh. When you have the money to blow on an Apple product...

i love people that hate apple is funny seen then go nuts when Apple does well. LOL

Duramax08
To The Moon
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San Antonio, TX

Re: Eh. When you have the money to blow on an Apple product...

said by Eddy120876:

i love people that hate apple is funny seen then go nuts when Apple does well. LOL

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Eddy120876

join:2009-02-16
Bronx, NY
i love people that hate apple is funny seen then go nuts when Apple does well. LOL

Duramax08
To The Moon
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join:2008-08-03
San Antonio, TX

2 recommendations

Apple iphones run around $200 with a 2 year contract, just like all the other phones. Dont give me that crap in the morning.
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cableties
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join:2005-01-27

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Re: Eh. When you have the money to blow on an Apple product...

said by Duramax08:

Apple iphones run around $200 with a 2 year contract, just like all the other phones. Dont give me that crap in the morning.

Shhh. Don't feed him. Besides, Sunny-D is the WORST drink, ever!

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MovieLover76

join:2009-09-11
kudos:1

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Your not considering the cost of the plan, nothing is really subsidized, the carriers that offer the iPhone charge more for monthly service, to mostly post-paid users. To make up for the so called subsidy they give.

And your also not considering that it costs more for the carriers to buy an iPhone than the average Android phone. Which is why they are carried mostly on the bigger carriers.
prepaid offers iPhones on some plans like Virgin mobile, but the up front cost for the device, means that most users on prepaid choose Android.

Android is very popular with prepaid plans, and post-paid plans, but the fact is that all those prepaid plans drag down the average cost per user.

If you compared only post-paid Android users to post-paid iPhone users, the costs would be much closer.

dnoyeB
Ferrous Phallus

join:2000-10-09
Southfield, MI
kudos:1
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My wife pays over $80/month for her ATT iPhone. My son and I both have androids and pay a total of ~$65 a month on TMobile. We don't have unlimited plans.

Also, she bought her phone subsidised from ATT. I bought both my phone and my son's phone outright. So perhaps you want to take the $375 for those two phones and divide it out over a few years for a more fair comparison...

Majestik
World Traveler
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join:2001-05-11
Tulsa, OK
Paying $56/mo. for my att grandpa unlimited iPhone 5. Been paying this since first purchasing the 3GS over 3 years ago.
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Simba7
I Void Warranties

join:2003-03-24
Billings, MT

Re: Eh. When you have the money to blow on an Apple product...

I pay less than that. I also have a CM'd Captivate.
NYC Girl
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join:2007-02-04
Bronx, NY
Why do people think Apple is so expensive??? They are no more expensive than Android, Windows Phone, Dell, and the like. Apple's iPad is less expensive than the Surface, etc., etc., etc. I think people just love to hate them. LOL!!!

Eddy120876

join:2009-02-16
Bronx, NY

Re: Eh. When you have the money to blow on an Apple product...

So true is just the writers perception thats wrong. Heck I have and Iphone on ST and i only pay 49.79 and even if it was with a contract I will still pay the same if it was an SG3 or X one
NYC Girl
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join:2007-02-04
Bronx, NY

Re: Eh. When you have the money to blow on an Apple product...

said by Eddy120876:

So true is just the writers perception thats wrong. Heck I have and Iphone on ST and i only pay 49.79 and even if it was with a contract I will still pay the same if it was an SG3 or X one

Very nice, mine is about 96.00 which includes 30.00 for tethering and texting on verizon. Even with unlimited iOS texting sometimes the text is sent as a regular paid SMS text. Ugghhhh, if you don't ave a plan these things can add up.

Eddy120876

join:2009-02-16
Bronx, NY

Re: Eh. When you have the money to blow on an Apple product...

I don't do the tethering because of my job we have free wifi and also have wifi at home. Also taking the subway theres no need for wifi. But that sounds like a decent plan you have with VZ I just wish Tethering was part of all phone plans. Someday i hope this become the norm. I do get unlimited texting and calling. the net is 2.5GB a month but i never seem to go over 1.5GB even when im watching netflix while traveling to NJ.
NYC Girl
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join:2007-02-04
Bronx, NY

Re: Eh. When you have the money to blow on an Apple product...

said by Eddy120876:

I don't do the tethering because of my job we have free wifi and also have wifi at home. Also taking the subway theres no need for wifi. But that sounds like a decent plan you have with VZ I just wish Tethering was part of all phone plans. Someday i hope this become the norm. I do get unlimited texting and calling. the net is 2.5GB a month but i never seem to go over 1.5GB even when im watching netflix while traveling to NJ.

I won't use the work wifi as they will know what I am doing on the Internet, won't they??
elizabeth

join:2010-07-23

1 recommendation

Does the study delineate single versus family plans?

Reading the study I'm wondering if it delineates between family and single owner plans?
Justin024

join:2010-08-11
Irving, TX

Re: Does the study delineate single versus family plans?

I'm on Verizon with the shared plan and I pay $80 before taxes & fees.

Nick N

@wideopenwest.com

wow

Virgin Mobile USA charges $30 a month for iPhone users for 300 minutes, unlimited data, and unlimited texts. How can people seriously be so ignorant to pay 3-4 times that amount for perhaps less service each month?

MovieLover76

join:2009-09-11
kudos:1

Re: wow

Well to be fair, Sprint mvno Virgin Mobile, provides no roaming, which is important in many areas and you probably don't realize it but they throttle you after 2.5GB to 256kbps, though your not likely to notice as your lucky to get that speed on Sprint 3G.

Sprint 3G is the worst.
Your much better off with a GSM iPhone on StraightTalk for $45 if data speeds matter to you, and that's for unlimited talk/text and approximately 2GB of data.
ak3883

join:2005-08-20
Portsmouth, RI

No issues here

Very happy with my $23.75 a month for 2GB and 200 texts. Data is 18.75/mo after discount from work.

total bill with taxes is ~$56, going on 29 months. AT&T makes next to nothing on me

MovieLover76

join:2009-09-11
kudos:1

Re: No issues here

Your one of a lucky few that get a price like that from AT&T without going throught a mvno. I get a discount from AT&T through work, though the deal they worked out isn't nearly as good. If I went to AT&T I'd still be paying almost $80.
tcope
Premium
join:2003-05-07
Sandy, UT
kudos:2

So?

Several articles have stated iPhone users use more data. The top two carriers offering the iPhone offer limited data plans. So it only makes sence that iPhone users's bills are going to be higher.

Nothing to see here. No real news.

Guspaz
Guspaz
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join:2001-11-05
Montreal, QC
kudos:23

Re: So?

Furthermore, there is no such thing as an "iPhone" or "Android" plan with most carriers (certainly not the ones in Canada), so they're on a level playing field. iPhone users are paying more because they're using more, simple as that.
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Cobra11M

join:2010-12-23
Mineral Wells, TX

haha, my friends do

but not me!!!, I pay 30 for T-Mobile gotta love my 4s

tc1uscg

join:2005-03-09
Saint Clair Shores, MI

Re: haha, my friends do

said by Cobra11M:

but not me!!!, I pay 30 for T-Mobile gotta love my 4s

I don't have 4G but I pay 20.00 for unlimited text/voice/data with Republic Wireless (and I use it mostly on CDMA, not WiFi for voix calls) If you can live without 4G, can't beat the price and the phone, a Motorola Defy XT, isn't that bad (best part it's water proof, good battery and not a slacker). Just saying.

It's not my primary phone but it does keep the bill in check.

Acuity

join:2002-06-22
Londonderry, NH

Nexus 4 user...

Nexus 4 user paying $28.50/month (after Calling Mart 5% discount) for unlimited text, unlimited data (5 GB @ faux 4G) and 100 minutes.