Using an iPhone comes with a few neat privileges, such as having access to fast service, a capable, durable device and the ability to say you own one of the most expensive smartphones on the market.
Well, the cost of owning an iPhone doesn’t end with signing on the dotted line, Apple’s handset brand is also one of the costliest devices on the market when it comes to monthly bills.
According to TUAW, has some stats from the Consumer Intelligence Research Partners group that details the breakdown of monthly bills from smartphone users and things are not looking so good for iPhone users.
More than 60 percent of iPhone users pay $100 just to keep their iPhones wirelessly activated, which racks up to $1,200 a year just for wireless activation alone. More than 10 percent pay $200 a month for the always-connected feature and only 6 percent had the budget plan of $50 a month for iPhone use.
It was also found that 14 percent of Android users average out around $50 a month to use the smartphone.
According to co-founder of CIRP, Michael Levin…
“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.”