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

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



1. Daytonadave17

Posts: 54; Member since: Oct 26, 2013

Go Tmobile :-)

2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

14. OldNorseBruin

Posts: 235; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

That is pretty good!

3. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

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

4. wolverinexmen9

Posts: 112; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

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

5. kzat82

Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 26, 2013

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

6. Federated

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

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

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

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

8. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 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.

15. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

9. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

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

11. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

10. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 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.

12. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 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...

13. teerex42

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 14, 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!!!!

16. tntwit

Posts: 82; Member since: Sep 11, 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.

17. Federated

Posts: 263; Member since: Mar 06, 2010

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

18. babyboy14622

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

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

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