Carriers to benefit from the new iPhone along with Apple this year, subscribers on the losing side
0. phoneArena 11 Sep 2012, 04:40 posted on
The introduction of the new iPhone, analysts believe, will carry the fat margin trend even further for carriers. It is widely believed to include a multiband LTE radio inside, to the extent that the world would be shocked if it didn't, and customers with LTE devices consume twice more data than average - 1.2GB vs 0.5GB for non-LTE subscribers...
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1. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)
........ifans on the loosing side.
2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5530; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
"...only 125 of its 89 million..."? Maybe the numbers are reversed? There are more than 125 VZW LTE subscribers on PA alone....
3. andro. (Posts: 1935; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
Why should anyone be surprised at a headlines saying new iphone to cost ifans even more money?
5. Beholder88 (Posts: 80; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
The new data plans are only more expensive if you use more than 2GB of data a month. If you are on a family plan with 2 or more smartphones, you can actually save money on the share everything plans. I've seen this first hand when changing customers over at work. iPhone users are typically in the low to mid range of data usage, and android users are usually the highest. I've also seen little to no correlation with those who have 3G vs 4G phones. It's all in how the person uses the phone.
6. JunitoNH (Posts: 834; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
As much as I want one, went with the Galaxy Nx, and a T-Mobile $50 prepaid. They are making huge amount of money, so don't expect any changes anytime soon.
7. Sprintfan (Posts: 68; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)
No mention of Sprint? Sprint is up more % than VZW and ATT, and the ARPU has had the largest rise in history out of all the major carriers. I would say the iphone had a lot to do with this despite the expensive contract. At the end of the day everyone profits for having an iphone. I have a strange feeling Sprint will benefit the most in the next 2 years from the iphone due to larger subscriber growth and improving ARPU.