Your cellphone bill has gone down 50% in 20 years -- are you happy now?
Why are you complaining about your cellphone bill? Don't you know that the average monthly bill for cellphones has gone down nearly 50 percent since 1988?!
I stumbled across this graph from CTIA, the wireless industry's trade group, yesterday while leafing through its Website. Back in 1988, when cellphones were the size of shoes, the average monthly bill was $95. Cellphones were truly a luxury item. They reached a monthly low in Jun 1998, at $39.88, but then bumped up into the mid-to-high $40s. My back-of-the-napkin guess is that's because feature phones and smartphones started to hit the market (and text-messaging plans started taking off).
So, does this make you feel a little better about your wireless bill? Hehe.... :-)
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