| | Re: Ref additional fees for Verizon
At 19 Apr 2012 15:05:59 -0700 sms88 wrote:
> On 4/19/2012 2:18 PM, tycho wrote:
> > "SMS"<email@example.com> wrote in message
> >> Actually Page Plus has a 50¢/month fee.
> > *oops* yes, forgot about that. Yes indeed on the Standard Plan. Not
> > of the Monthly Plans.
> Page Plus is actually the exception when it comes to fees on prepaid..
> Usually all taxes, government fees, and junk fees are included. 50¢is
> pretty low though.
> On postpaid, the average U.S. wireless customer pays taxes and fees of
> 16.26%. When comparing prices between prepaid and postpaid, the fees
> are a significant percentage of the monthly total.
> The average spending for a non-smart phone in the U.S. is a tad over
> $600 per year, or $50/month. In 2010, the average spending for Android
> owners was $197 per month and for iPhone users it was
> $165.<http://www.surfmobee.com/?p=1781>. That's rather amazing
> considering the monthly cost for unlimited voice, text, and data in 2010,
> on a top tier carrier, was around $130. The rest of that money must
> have gone for things like downloaded apps and music, handset insurance,
> tethering, international roaming, etc. No wonder AT&T wanted to put the
> kibosh on users taking their iPhones to GoPhone and just buying blocks
> of data.
If you read the article closely, the data aggregator had no idea whichof
those phones were on family plans or not, or which were on business
plans, making the data a) virtually useless, and b) most likely inflated.