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Verizon has the most postpaid customers paying $100 or more each month

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Verizon has the most postpaid customers paying $100 or more each month
We're not sure that this is something that Verizon would want to brag about, but according to a report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, the nation's largest carrier has the largest number of mobile customers paying $100 or more each month. Because of Big Red's More Everything shared data plans, it no longer reports the average revenue per customer and instead, it reports the average revenue per account instead.

The average revenue per account was $159.67 in the first quarter, up 6.3% year-over-year. Half of Verizon's customers are using the More Everything plan. According to the same report, 37% of Verizon's customers pay between $101-$200 a month, and 14% pay more than $200 monthly. Compare that to AT&T where 41% of its customers spend between $101-$200 a month, but only 5% go over the $200 mark.

At Sprint, 39% pay between $51 and $100, while 47% have a monthly bill that falls between $101-$200. At Sprint, no one has a bill exceeding $200. T-Mobile offers the lowest pricing according to the survey. 25% have a bill between $25 and $50. In the $51 to $100 range is 43% of T-Mobile customers, while 27% pay between $101 and $200 each month.
 
Based on the number of subscribers, Verizon has the most customers paying over $100 each month, followed by AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.

source: FierceWireless

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posted on 22 Jul 2014, 00:40 5

1. Daytonadave17 (Posts: 54; Member since: 26 Oct 2013)


Go Tmobile :-)

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 00:55 5

2. fzacek (Posts: 2233; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


We pay $100 on T-Mobile for a four-person family plan. It's a pretty good deal...

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 23:47 1

14. OldNorseBruin (Posts: 211; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)


That is pretty good!

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 00:57 1

3. tigermcm (Posts: 752; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)


also Verizon is NOT for single line of service. you need to have at least 2 lines cause the cost is ridiculous.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 01:06 5

4. wolverinexmen9 (Posts: 90; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


This is the reason why I'm with T-Mobile.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 01:21 2

5. kzat82 (Posts: 26; Member since: 26 Dec 2013)


I'm happy with Sprint, for the most part.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 01:22 6

6. Federated (Posts: 252; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)


Obscene profit. Total rip off. I'm glad I'm on T-Mobile.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 02:38 4

7. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3765; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


"Half of Verizon's customers are using the Making More Profit in Everything plan."

FTFY.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 08:14

8. cncrim (Posts: 549; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


The most fundamental question is why are they have the most customer when the monthly bill is highest in the nation? There are must a explaination toall this.

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 00:41

15. fzacek (Posts: 2233; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Probably the same reason why the iPhone is the most popular smartphone in the US...

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 08:48

9. eN16HTMAR3 (Posts: 116; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


Verizon= Best Nationwide Sevice. Best Nationwide Sevice= Highest Price.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 11:33 2

11. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3765; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


As one half of the US telecom monopoly, it is a reasonable assumption that they paid off a lot of politicians, so they got a lot of government contracts. The government contracts often are a lot more money than what Verizon charges the public.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 10:37 2

10. DnB925Art (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 May 2013)


That really is the main reason is their coverage. In general, they have the best coverage in the country. If you live in rural areas, they are much better than the rest.

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 11:40

12. corporateJP (Posts: 1852; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Nationwide, their coverage is tough to beat, but that certainly doesn't apply everywhere.

Lift some of the archaic FCC laws and don't allow lobbyists, then we'll talk...

posted on 22 Jul 2014, 14:46

13. teerex42 (Posts: 168; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)


I have no problem paying over 100 dollars for unlimited data through VZW. You get what you pay for and I get the fastest 4G and best coverage where I frequent. ATT, T-mobile and Sprint has if any service only 2G in the small towns I frequent, where as VZW is 4G baby!!!!

posted on 23 Jul 2014, 11:55

16. tntwit (Posts: 29; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


I'm not happy about what I pay with Verizon, but when I build a similar plan on T Mobile it ends up being more. I believe Sprint worked out higher as well.

They all advertise these low rates, but they ignore the fact you have to add $25+ for each device on each line (unless you bring your own device which is not free either), another $10 per line for insurance (if you want it, but these things are too expensive and too unreliable to not have it) and in New York another %18 in taxes.

So when AT&T says $160 per month they really mean plus $100 for the devices and plus $40 for insurance and plus $28.80 for taxes or $328.80 per month (unless I am missing something).

That's more than double the $160 they advertise. No I haven't built a plan AT&T's site because the above math has discouraged me to bother.

In the end they are all rather expensive, it's just a matter of how they spin it.

Of note, every time I have Verizon work up a quote for the "More" plan, it ends up being more than I pay now with less data. Until they force it, they can keep it. Guess "More" means more profit for Verizon, not more of anything good for the customer.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 22:40

17. Federated (Posts: 252; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)


With T-Mobile I buy the smartphone outright at full retail price then pay monthly service. That is the cheapest way to go.

posted on 30 Jul 2014, 02:02

18. babyboy14622 (Posts: 29; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


I don't even own any type of phone atm so I can careless.

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