Verizon Most Expensive Carrier According to Study

Verizon $672 More Expensive Than T-Mobile

Verizon costs too muchAt the risk of sounding like I’m beating a dead horse, if Ars Technica’s report on a new study from Cowen & Company doesn’t convince you you are paying too much for your carrier bill, then…I don’t know. Either way, the results say that Verizon has by far the most expensive service of all four major carriers.

It’s Time to Go Prepaid

I’m going to cut to the chase, the average postpaid customers pay for service breaks down thusly,

  • Verizon: $148/month
  • Sprint: $144/month
  • AT&T: $141/month
  • T-Mobile: $120/month

If you calculate that out over the life of a two-year contract this is how that ends up breaking down:

  • Verizon: $3,552
  • Sprint: $3,456
  • AT&T: $3,384
  • T-Mobile: $2,880

That is a whole heck of a lot of money. Want to know how much I am paying for TWO lines of service with my prepaid carrier? $90/month or $2,160 if I were to average that out over 2 years. Put in another way, $1,392 less than what I would pay for Verizon. To be fair, this is the average bill size for each carrier and it includes, single-line postpaid, prepaid and family plan customers.  That being said, it is still a whole heck of a lot more than I want to pay. I don’t care who you are, I could think of a lot better ways to spend nearly $1,400 than hand it over to carrier who’s service is marginally (if at all) better. Plus I don’t have a contract. It is high time to leave your greedy carrier.

So now that I have sufficiently belabored the point are you convinced yet? Let me know why or why not in the comments below.

Kenny Larson
Onetime Apple/Android/Windows fanboy. Now a firm agnostic when it comes to OS. They all suck in their own special way.

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