mobile phone bills

@posham (1237)
Philippines
April 17, 2008 8:07pm CST
i'm curious how much you pay every month for mobile phone bills. for example, in my country, i pay about Php1300 (philippie peso) a month for my bill. that's about 35dollars a month.. not bad huh? our charge here is as follows: Php1/sms (about $0.025) Php8/call (about $.20) Php10/30mins internet (about $0.25) then other stuff.. how about you? how much do you pay for your cellular services in your country? do you text a lot? call a lot? please share, i'm really curious about cost of living in other countries..
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12 responses
• United States
18 Apr 08
I actually don't have a monthly phone bill because I have a pay as you go phone. So, I only pay for it when I need it. I do have to put at least $10 every three months on it until I reach $100, then my minutes stay good for a year. I hardly ever use my phone and mostly keep it for emergencies. So, a pay as you go phone is perfect for me. I don't do any texting at all nor do I want to and only occasionally take and send pictures.
@posham (1237)
• Philippines
18 Apr 08
that's great, how much does a text message cost in your area.. sorry i had to ask.. because here in our country, people text all the time, more that doing phone calls.. i don't know but it seems to be easier for a lot of people.. me, i don't really call and text nowadays.. most of the time, i use my mobile phone for my laptop to connect to the net.. but before, it was addicting, like hundreds of messages a day.. or talk for hours and i mean a lot of hours on the phone.. but not anymore... by the way, here, we call pay as you go as prepaid.. ;p
• United States
18 Apr 08
I think texting is charged about 10 cents per message, but I thought I read it was 5 cents to receive and 10 cents to send. Mostly, they just take it out of your minutes. In reality, I think they actually cost more than that because whenever I have used text, it seems like they took about 25 cents out. I know with photos, they say they charge about 25 cents, but I really think it's about 40 cents.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
18 Apr 08
$10 for 3 months sounds great...I don't use a cellphone enough to want to pay for a contract phone,So I use a Pay as You go plan that costs £10 (GBP) a Month..for that,I get free calls from my home postcode,and texts cost 10p each..
• United States
18 Apr 08
Well first off, I dont have a regular cell phone plan through a company with a plan. I have a prepaid cell phone. I pay 20 US dollars for unlimited texting, yahoo messenger, and picture messaging. *I have yahoo messenger on my phone. Then I pay $35 USD for 300 anytime minunets and 1000 night and weekend mins. And my nights start at 7pm
@posham (1237)
• Philippines
18 Apr 08
wow.. that's good.. we have unlimited here also.. instant messenger like yahoo cost about Php20/day or Php100/week, so that's about $0.50/day or $2.5/wk.. the unlimited texting depends per network, usually it's about Php20/day as well but we have a service provider that lets you have unlimited texting and calls for about Php350/month, so that's about &8.75/month.. it's really cheap but the unlimited will only apply to those subscribers of the same network. for other networks, it will be regular rate..
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
18 Apr 08
I like the Idea of a messenger program on my phone..I was just reading about a program available for Symbian/Smartphones that enables them to Access Skype...I use Skype over my Broadband connection on my computer..a Cellphone version would be good! When you mention those Prices..Is that $20 for one phone you have ,and $35 for another,or are those combined for one phone?
@posham (1237)
• Philippines
18 Apr 08
i think we have that here.. are you talking about video calls? here, it's part of the 3G service.. you can talk live video with anyone who has a 3G capable phone same price as regular phones.,..
@sk66rc (4264)
• United States
11 Jun 08
I have post paid, monthly bill, and it comes out to about $117 a month... I do both calling & text messaging a lot and I also access my emails through my phone... I have unlimited calling plans that includes, unlimited voice calls, unlimited text messaging, multimedia messaging, pictures & musics & stuff, then I have unlimited blackberry plan, which allows me to access internet whenever I want... Voice & messaging plan is 100 bucks & blackberry plan, which includes emails & internet, is 20 bucks... I work at a place where they give us discounts on cell. phone bills but it's not that much... Basically, that discount pays for taxes & fees, then few dollars... Cell. phone is the only phone I use, for personal & work purpose...
@posham (1237)
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
wow.. that's a lot.. i use my phone also for all those stuff but it's not unlimited.. even now, i'm using my cellphone to access mylot.. my monthly bill covers everything including video calls as well.. i don't have a blackbery though, harhar.. interesting plan by the way..
@sk66rc (4264)
• United States
12 Jun 08
Yeah, it is a lot... My girl friend has the same exact plan as well... Considering we don't use the house phone, it would be even more if we had pre-paid... She had her cell. phone with same company before we met & she recently changed her plan to unlimited as well... Most of her friends have different cell. phone carrier so there's no point having mobile to mobile so she just went & got unlimited everything... That made more sense... She works for woman doctor, a gyno, & she gets calls from a lot of her patiences as well... For us, it just made sense this way...
• United States
18 Apr 08
My phone bill is somewhere between $40 and $50
@posham (1237)
• Philippines
18 Apr 08
do you use your phone often? is it prepaid or postpaid?
• United States
18 Apr 08
its post paid. I don't talk to much but I text allot.
@pkc3000 (1268)
• India
20 Apr 08
dear posham I am from India and I use postpaid cell phone . Generally in a month I use to pay Rs.800/-i.e. US $ 20/-approx. In India call rates are more in certain areas , so it is expensive. Though I do not talk much over cell phone except emergency or urgency. The cost of sms is less in our country. In India use of cell phones have flourished tremendously . I think every Indian is having cell phone. The standard of cost of living in India is quite good. pkc3000
@posham (1237)
• Philippines
21 Apr 08
wow.. that's really nice.. i think i like india.. because suresh muhinder from heroes is indian.. hehe.. and also my k. knight shamalayan.. i hope i'm spelling things correctly.. anyway, i know what you mean.. when i was young, only parents get to have cellphones.. nowadays, even my 5yr old nephew or cousin has one... and most people here has 2 or 3 cellphones..
@subha12 (18463)
• India
11 Jun 08
it is not much for me. its generally 10$ per month. i also use a pre paid connection.
• China
10 Jun 08
Wow you paid so much,mebay you have many things to deal with ,i pay less than you on cell phone bills. Only about 10$.
@challs12 (549)
• Malaysia
8 Jun 08
I'm using prepaid, so I'm not worry about phone bills. I spend about RM100 to RM150 a month.
• Indonesia
21 Apr 08
wow, that's alot! i don't pay the monthly mobile phone bills, since i'm using prepaid sim card. usually i spend 100.000 rupiahs (about usd 11). in here also we prefer to do text than call for its cheaper prise.
@jiangsl (377)
• China
20 Apr 08
Hi posham,I think you will feel surprise if I tell you my monthly bill.It is about 40 yuan (that is about 5.7 dollars).Are you feel surprise of that,lol?I listen to cell phone than I speak,and it is free when I am listening.So I spend a little money one month.
@Elixiress (3893)
20 Apr 08
£30 a month. I am on a contract, so I pay £30 for 200 minutes and unlimited texts. I don't call that much, I rarely use over 100 minutes, but I have the extra just in case I do. I text loads though, easily 1000 a month.
@asgtswife04 (2482)
• United States
18 Apr 08
wow, that must be nice. my average cell phone bill is 220.00 a month. if my husband calls me from overseas though our bill is usually around 400 to 600 dollars because they charge you 2.50 a minute to talk. it's ridiculous i think, but it's worth it to get to talk to him. God bless