How to get rid of the annoying mobile phone bills
The average mobile phone bill has increased from $10.99 to $18.99 a month, according to new research from research firm Aon Hewitt.
The study, conducted by research company Aon and mobile provider Cricket Wireless, found that customers were spending $10 on average every day.
“When you think about it, this is the cheapest mobile phone service that I have ever seen,” Aon CEO Stephen Cottrell said.
“The average monthly bill has gone up by $10 over the last two years, but it’s only around $18 per month.”
The report found that while the average mobile bill has fallen by 10 per cent, the average cost of data has increased by more than 80 per cent.
“This is because the cost of using mobile data has gone down by over 80 per per cent,” Mr Cottrel said.
Aon has conducted research for the past six years and found that about half of the average person’s mobile data usage was for work or entertainment.
The company said the average bill on average was $15.75 per month, which includes unlimited talk, text and email, and 3GB of data per month.
The Aon report also found that mobile data is the most important piece of the smartphone ecosystem.
It found that the majority of mobile users use data for work, entertainment or gaming.
“It’s the only way that we can have an open ecosystem for people to share information,” Mr Aon said.
The research has been conducted on the Cricket Wireless platform.
Cricket Wireless chief executive officer, Paul Dargie, said the company was keen to promote its services to consumers, as well as encourage them to switch from paying their mobile phone provider.
“We want our customers to get value for their money, and Cricket Wireless is a great platform to deliver on that,” Mr Dargies said.
Mr Cotrell said the majority, if not all, of the users who switched to Cricket Wireless were using their phones for business, and not just casual gaming.
He said the technology could also be used by businesses and universities, and could help boost the popularity of mobile messaging apps.
“There’s a lot of work being done in the community around the use of smart phones for productivity, and we see that in the Aon study,” Mr Fergusson said, adding that the company hoped to expand its services.