“The iPhone may command a higher carrier subsidy than its typical Android rival. It may eat into operators’ profit margins when sales volumes spike after the debut of a new model. But it also generates more in carrier fees than any other smartphone,” John Paczkowski reports for AllThingsD.

“According to new data shared with AllThingsD by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), the average monthly carrier bill of the typical iPhone user is the highest in the smartphone market. iPhone owners spend more on wireless fees than owners of any other handset, be they Android, BlackBerry or Windows Phone,” Paczkowski reports. “Almost 60 percent of the iPhone users CIRP polled during October-December 2012 spent more than $100 per month on their wireless plan, with 10 percent spending $200 or more. Just 6 percent spent $50 or less; for Android users in that category, the percentage was double. And only 53 percent of Android users fell into the ‘over $100 per month’ category, with 7 percent landing in the ‘over $200 per month’ category.”

Paczkowski reports, “Not vast differences, but significant — particularly when carriers like AT&T and Verizon are activating millions of smartphones per quarter.”

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MacDailyNews Take: As always, iPhone users are the cream of the crop. Everyone knows it, too: the carriers, the developers, the resellers, Apple, Google, the users…

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