iPhone Owners Pay More On Their Phone Bills
iPhone owners spend more on wireless fees than owners of any other handset, be they Android, BlackBerry or Windows Phone, according to a report.
The new data report was provided to AllThingsD by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) that claims the average monthly carrier bill of the typical iPhone user is the highest in the smartphone market.
The CIRP report had found that nearly 60 percent of iPhone users polled during October to December 2012 spent in excess of $100 per month, with 10 percent spending $200 or more with their carrier.
Michael Levin, co-founder of CIRP, has this to say on the issue: "We think it has to do with their data plans and carriers, rather than their usage habits. They are all on expensive data plans, unlike Android users, some of which are on prepaid or unsubsidized plans with regional carriers."
Meanwhile, Josh Levitz, also of CIRP, further added these words: "Given the subsidies on iPhones, the carriers are working hard to make their money back during the course of the contract. With the exception of perhaps the hottest Android phones, we think the subsidies on Android phones are lower, so the carriers make more money even with slightly lower per-subscriber revenue."
So what do you think of this new CIRP report? Is it going to persuade you to use a smartphone other than the iPhone? Is it time for the wireless carriers to make the use of the iPhone more affordable to consumers?