T-Mobile first, AT&T second in purchase experience, as phone and plan prices go way up
the most expensive on record, as wireless customer paid on average $364 for their phones bought in the last quarter, compared to $308 in Q1 2017. That's a whopping 15% increase in just a few months, and we have $900+ handsets like the iPhone X, Note 8, or Pixel 2 XL to blame for the ASP runup.J.D. Power's survey also acknowledged what is already blatantly obvious - that in 2017 smartphone prices rose to
To add insult to injury, the average monthly bill went up to $157 now, compared to $149 in early 2017, as discount carriers like T-Mobile or Sprint, are increasingly cutting down on subsidies and promotions. When asked about their purchasing experience with the big four US carriers, though, the 13,000 respondents still gave the first place to T-Mobile, followed by AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. Thus, while T-Mobile's plan prices might be getting on par with Verizon's, it still manages to carry the aura of the people's carrier in customer service. Thanks, Mr Legere.