Fifth of mobile phone users surveyed pay more for their carrier service than groceries

Fifth of mobile phone users surveyed pay more for their carrier service than groceries
A recent survey of 2, 310 respondents aged 18 and over, has revealed that more than half of them pay $100 or more for their cell phone service monthly contracts, while the whopping 13% pay $200 and more.

It should come as no surprise then that one in five adults said they pay more for their cell phone monthly than they do for groceries. Now they are either only eating Ramen noodles, or are dining out on a regular basis, but a fact is a fact. 

Furthermore, 33% responded they pay more in carrier monthly charges than they pay for utilities like electric, gas and water, 57% pay more than for cable, and the huge 71% pay more in cell phone bill than their home Internet service costs. Check out the full press release below.

source: CouponCabin



1. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Corporate discounts. Awwwwwwwww yeaaaa!


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

i have 2 lines, 1 with o2 £20 a month with unlimited talk and text along with 2Gb net, and 3 with unlimited data and 2000 minutes for £20. bargain.


Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 18, 2012

3 what?


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

3 the network here in the UK.

4. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Welcome to India then... telecommunication services are at rock bottom prices here. And when you see that after putting '$$' glasses that will look even smaller amount to pay.

5. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Tell that to my 6'2" 300 pound frame.

7. PotDragon

Posts: 214; Member since: Jul 22, 2011

Real reason? The 18 year old CHILDREN of 2012 live with their Mommy, so she pays for groceries. She probably bought the phone and pays for that service too. Sigh. Let's check it. Spend $10 a day on breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, cleaning supplies, and cosmetics. TEN BUCKS A DAY! Good luck with that. Ten a day, 30 days in a month, $300. If you tell me anyone has a single phone plan over $300 a month I will call BS. Only people who don't pay for groceries would take these "results" as credible. If you are 25 and your cell is the only bill you pay with your $9 an hr job, then your answer is meaningless.

12. SugarShockFrantic

Posts: 73; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

i work for a phone company and trust me i see bills over $300 month...the higherst i've ever seen was over $1200 but that was due to overages so maybe that doesnt count?

17. items17070

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

well its probably better then your $7/hour job!

8. Alistaire

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

People should switch to Virgin Mobile. $35/mth unlimited everything. Why pay $100-$120/mth with ATT with all sort of restrictions?

16. items17070

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

STUPID PEOPLE do that, ! hahahhaa

9. papss unregistered

Because Virgin mobil sucks.. sorry but they dont get the phones that i want to buy and when they do get phones its late.

10. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Well if you have to be prissy and get the OMG Galaxy S3 right away, then yea, they get good phones late. Still, they got the Evo 3D, which is a pretty powerful android phone, and the Iphone 4S for Apple lovers, same Iphone the other carriers get but with a much lower bill.

13. papss unregistered

Yes I do need the latest phones and no the evo 3d wasn't and isn't a good phone.. I love HTC but it was a dud

15. items17070

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

yeah, your the 'MUST HAVE' IDIOT who will have to work til you DROP DEAP! BECAUSE YOU MUST HAVE! :-)

11. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Anyway, this article just goes to show that Cell Phone service is TOO expensive here in the US. Its more expensive here than anywhere else in the civilized world. We may gawk at Europeans paying $700+ on a good smartphone over there, but they also pay like 1/3rd of the bill we did usually

14. papss unregistered


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Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

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19. Jenal

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

up till now these figures must have been changed. This research was done by and next research might come from The world has more turned to their mobile phones for shopping purpose.

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