Cost per minute costs for phone, text use?
There was an article recently about cell phone users paying anywhere from $.25/minute (realistic average) to $3/minute (average) for use of their plan cell phones. This study looked at all costs including taxes. The point of the article was better disclosure by carriers concerning per minute costs and also the idea that pre-paid is cheaper for many than post-paid plans.
So I got out our recent bill and looked at how many minutes we used and how much we paid. The results:
Voice- Cost $101.34, minutes 3600, unit cost $.028/min
Text- Cost $16.05, texts 1216, unit cost $.013/text
Anyone else know what they pay per minute talked or per text message sent? Those with unlimited landline plans will have to estimate the usage. Don't forget to include all the taxes and extra fees to make comparisons fair.
With this frugal group, I'm pretty sure it is less than what the article states.
Here is a link that might be useful: UCAN Phone Study