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iPhone users have the highest credit card bills?

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iPhone users have the highest credit card bills?
If you're not already familiar with Pageonce, it is a service that brings all your credit cards, bank accounts, and investments all into one mobile (or online) application. The team at Pageonce recently decided to compare a cross section of their smartphone users, and found some interesting things. The most interesting finding was that iPhone users carry a substantially higher credit card balance than other smartphone owners.

The comparison between iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Mobile users found that iPhone users carry an average credit balance of $6,872, which is 21% higher than BlackBerry users, 29% higher than Android users, and 35% higher than Windows Mobile users. Maybe iPhone users carry more credit card debt, or perhaps they just utilize cards better for airline mileage etc.

On the other hand, iPhone users also had the lowest average monthly phone bill, at $164.91. Windows Mobile users have substantially higher bills, at an average of $205.33. One theory is that Windows Mobile, Android, and BlackBerry users are more likely business users, and are therefore using more minutes, or paying for expensive service charges outside of the U.S. Then again, aren't iPhone owners purchasing a lot of apps?

We can't be sure what exactly these findings mean. A survey of how the customers use their devices would be useful. For example, are Pageonce customers largely business users? Or do Pageonce customers tend to carry more debt, and that's why they use the service? Maybe some of the cell bills are actually family plans that are corrupting the data. What do you think?

source: Pageonce via Gizmodo
iPhone users have the highest credit card bills?
iPhone users have the highest credit card bills?

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posted on 09 Nov 2010, 20:12

1. protozeloz (Posts: 5371; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Its obvious song and apps can be purchased at itunes so its most likely that users with easy access to the itunes will also be the ones to spend the most in there and about the iphone getting cheaper bills, well don't know how data works on us but here iphone data has a cheaper value than regular smartphone by arround $5-$10 on a plan depending on the company

posted on 09 Nov 2010, 20:26

2. David Acaveda (unregistered)


Or it could be that iphone users have more expensive phone bills and actually pay for most of there music on itunes (like idiots) while BB users and Android users just download for free. It could also be that apps for the iphone typically cost more than apps for BB and Android. Pull your head out of your ass.

posted on 09 Nov 2010, 20:45

3. protozeloz (Posts: 5371; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Err the coment there is not defending apple at any rate dude ...I will buy an iphone the day jobs dies... but I don't like to say that we download music for free >_> let's keep that a secret from them ;p
Ill repeat myself in the simplest way i can find

-Apple regular users(jailbroken wont count) have to buy their stuff on itunes while android winmo and bb can also get their stuff somewhere else.

-HERE phone companies (as a actic) will sell iphone data/voice combo cheaper that just getting them both together on another kind of smartphones why? Cuz they want to move those expensive iphones from stock.

posted on 10 Nov 2010, 20:28

7. David Acaveda (unregistered)


This article is for the USA. Nuff said.

posted on 03 Nov 2013, 08:57

8. HxCookie (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Nov 2013)


So, Did you ever buy that iPhone?

posted on 10 Nov 2010, 01:49

4. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Actually apps for iPhone typically cost significantly lower than blackberry, and even though android has more free apps, if you compare apps that are on both platforms android versions are typically, but not always, slightly more expensive. Blackberry apps just don't rake in as much because there aren't as many and it's not an app-centric platform. As for android. Like I said there are more free apps and regular apps tend to be a dollar or 2 more even for the simplest apps. These two factors mean people will start to get the free apps and stop soon after because they don't care for shovel-ware and they won't get as many apps because they don't wanna pay 2.99 for a wallpaper app. Ultimately leading to android also being less app-centric than iOS. Add to these factors markets that are t very streamlined, not so easy for casual browsers to find what they want or not be able to find great new content and you have many legitimate reasons BB and android users don't spend as much on apps.

"but that's just my opinion I could be wrong."

posted on 10 Nov 2010, 06:56

5. protozeloz (Posts: 5371; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


well i personally have bought apps for my android and had no problem and searching for apps can be done with appbrainhttp://www.appbrain.com/
and fas web installer
http://www.appbrain.com/app/fast-web-installer/com.appspot.swisscodemonkeys.apppusher
Will install everything you hit on install (except for paid apps but you just need to sync those and will have them installed in a flash)

I personally have seen little times the itunes store for the iphone but for my friends usage I'm tempted to believe they spend a little too much money on apps that only show something off.

posted on 10 Nov 2010, 11:31

6. messiah (Posts: 433; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)


sweet juicy jesus!!!!! avg mo. bill over 200$???? i have unlimited data and talk my bill is $70 through rogers!!!!!!!! you are all getting fooked over!!!!!

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