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xHOW OTHER SERVICES STACK UP: CABLE BILLThis article is dated April 2012
Right now, the average monthly cable bill - not including any bundled phone or internet services - is around $86. But industry analysts say the non-stop slap fights between cable companies and content providers is only going to send that price soaring in the years to come.
A new report from the NPD Group says that even though wages have flattened in recent years, cable prices have continued to increase by 6% every year. And with those carriage fee disputes only resulting in higher prices for subscribers, NPD predicts that by 2015, the average cable bill will be $123 and will soar to $200 by 2020.
"As pay-TV costs rise and consumers' spending power stays flat, the traditional affiliate-fee business model for pay-TV companies appears to be unsustainable," a rep for NPD tells the NY Post.
According to this article- even the cheapest cable bill ($86 and doesn't include bundled phone/internet) is going to be $1,032 a year and by 2015 ($123) $1,476 a year.
xHOW OTHER SERVICES STACK UP: SMART PHONEThis article is dated January 17, 2014
...According to a study conducted recently by Cowen and Company...Cowen's Q4 study surveyed 1,876 wireless subscribers in the U.S. and found that Verizon bills averaged $148 per month including taxes and fees. Sprint has the second most expensive service at $144 on average, followed by AT&T at $141. Not surprisingly, T-Mobile has the cheapest service on average at $120 per month.
So according to this article- even the cheapest cell phone bill ($120 a month) is going to be $1,440 a year