Warning: The New iPhone Might Make Your Cell Phone Bill Go Up
Today's the day Apple finally announces the new iPhone . . . so we can all finally breathe again, and for a moment all will be right with the world.
There really shouldn't be that may surprises. There's been enough reasonably credible information leaked that we all pretty much know that Apple will likely be releasing a larger device (two of them) and there's been much discussion about a wrist version/companion device that most are calling iWatch.
What's not being talked about might be a pooper for your party. If you get the new iPhone, your cell phone bill is probably going to shoot WAY up.
Chetan Sherma is a telecommunications analyst and consultant . . . and he says that with every new generation of iPhone, the amount of data people use doubles. That means if you get an iPhone 6, it should jump to almost three gigabytes . . . and that's going to be a big price jump at pretty much any cell phone carrier.
The average iPhone user goes through 1.4 gigabytes of data on their phone every month right now. If you're on a shared data plan, that might take you up a notch to the next level plan. Each carrier varies but increasing your data to account for larger consumption could end up costing you somewhere between 20-40 dollars.
If you're wondering how you go through that much data, it's easy . . . streaming video eats up a LOT of it. Watching an hour of Netflix in HD can easily gobble up a few gigabytes.