iPhone Users More Loose with Credit Card Spending
iPhone owners are using credit cards significantly more than Android, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile users, according to personal finance services company Pageonce.
In fact, the average iPhone user has a 35 percent higher balance on their monthly credit card statement than the average Windows Mobile user. This includes carried balance plus news transactions and any fees/charges.
Pageonce used data from a sampling of 275,000 users, which included at least 5,000 users for each mobile platform .
"My first reaction was… this might mean that iPhone users have more debt," Steve Schultz, COO of Pageonce, wrote on the site's blog. "It could also mean iPhone users simply run more expenses through their cards. Or maybe Android users are more conservative about using credit? Whatever the reason, I'm betting credit card companies would like to get their hands on more iPhone UsersiPhone or BlackBerry?: Your Choice Lies In Gadget Envy ."
When it came to highest monthly phone bills, however, iPhone users lagged behind Windows Mobile users, the data showed. The average Windows Mobile user has a 24.5 percent higher wireless bill than the average iPhone user.
Schultz also expressed his shock about this finding: "I thought app- and data-obsessed iPhone users would have had the highest bills," he said.
"I suspect Blackberry's high proportion of business users account for its higher bills. Android and Windows Mobile users may have a higher proportion of family plans."