- U.S. citizens are shelling out an extra 5% for their mobile phone bills compared to last year, translating into billions of dollars more in revenue for mobile carriers due to reasons such as hike in carrier plans.
- Americans collectively spent about $9 billion extra on mobile phone bills this year, with an average of $119 per month and $1,342 yearly, a 5% increase from last year.
- Americans collectively spend $175 billion on mobile carrier services each year, resulting in an additional $8.75 billion in revenue for these companies.
- California has the biggest mobile phone market size, followed by Texas and New York, with states like Hawaii, West Virginia, and Wyoming having the most expensive phone bills, and cities like Boston, Kansas City, and San Diego having the most expensive “largest” city for mobile phone bills.
Mobile Phone Bills Increase for Americans
U.S. citizens are paying an extra 5% for their mobile phone bills compared to last year, resulting in billions of dollars more in revenue for mobile carriers. A new study from doxoINSIGHTS found that the average American spent $119 per month this year as opposed to $113 last year. This reflects a 5% increase, which translates into a yearly average of $1,342. Americans spend approximately $175 billion on mobile carrier services each year. California has the largest mobile phone market, followed by Texas and New York. Hawaii, West Virginia, and Wyoming have the most expensive phone bills, while Nebraska, Florida, and Arkansas have the most affordable bills. When it comes to cities, Boston leads as the most expensive largest city for mobile phone bills, followed by Kansas City and San Diego. Meanwhile, Indianapolis, Tucson, and Minneapolis are the most affordable cities for mobile phone bills. Mobile phone bills account for about 2% of annual household spending in the U.S.