A new survey by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) might just make you want to switch to an Android. 

According to CIRP, nearly 60% of iPhone users shell out more than $100 each month for their plan, while 10% pay $200 to keep their phones connected 24/7. Only 5% are on a "budget plan" priced $25 to $50 per month. 

But before you blame the phones and their data-chewing ways, consider what's made them so popular. As CIRP co-founder Michael Levin points out, the iPhone is offered on most leading carriers who are more than happy to charge top dollar for popular plans. Contrast that with the Droid, whose phones tend to be offered "on prepaid or unsubsidized plans with regional carriers," said Levin, and the disparity starts to make sense. 

[via TUAW]

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