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Michelle Jones

Michelle Jones was a television news producer for eight years. She produced the morning news programs for the NBC affiliates in Evansville, Indiana and Huntsville, Alabama and spent a short time at the CBS affiliate in Huntsville. She has experience as a writer and public relations expert for a wide variety of businesses.

  • iKrontologist

    Always knew Apple fans were Applewellian sheared iSheep being shoved through narrow chutes to their death unable to even spell correctly, let alone make choices of 1000’s of models instead of all making the SAME ONE Apple tells them to!!! Smile…. you’re all on Can’d id Thought Police Camera!!! ….so don’t move while we Brand you all as losers sheared of all common sense in running your own lives. You are why you are proof Apple’s iFanatics are #1 Blind #2 Speak No Evil about Apple and # Dumber than a box of ROCKS!

  • iKrontologist

    Typical Twisted data from perverted Apple and it’s fans. Every time lately that news indicates Samsung is furthering their lead over Apple or that Google Android is still growing greater share, they have to push out erroneous Doublethink FUD’d propaganda supposedly proving the opposite. This includes Apple fans that work for USPTO that turn out Apple’s bogus Method patents overnight, while holding back their competition’s patents forever. It’s hard to figure out who’s working for who!

    Seems like Apple and our delusional government officials are all on Apple’s payroll instead of ours too. Seems like they can twist anything up and doublethink it to death to make it look bad for market leading companies like Samsung and Google!

    Truth? Google Android now has 80% market share globally to Apple’s 13% and Samsung has over half those sales. Which means well over 40% of all smartphones sold are Samsung’s on a Global basis. Which would mean all Apple fans do everyday is use Carrier Data over Wifi. Instead this would indicate Apple CONSUMERS’s consumption data is a full time job to feed Apple and it’s share holders Greed for even greater obscene profits at the expense of their boss’s time n dime to do so!!!

    So naturally this report is about Carriers being the iPimps and Apple being the hoes! …..because if Apple’s fans don’t do anything online without using Wifi, while living on it, they prove nothing more than that they have zero common sense. On top of not being able to make any choices of their own choices of their own. Like which color of Chairman Mao iCloned Suit they’ll wear each day. All using iCloned Devices on a Garden Walled Network, that’s worse than AOL was in the late 90’s & early 2000’s. If you think back, that was in the days of dial up, when AOL and Compuserve along with MSN used to keep their customers walled off the real web, so they could push Ads and spam their mailboxes and news with only things showing how life inside their Garden Walled Networks was like being in Heaven. When in all reality they were like living in Fascist Controlled Prison Camps or worse….. H*** forced to stay inside it! Now that’s as Applewellian DoubleThink Twisted as it gets!!!

  • Ken Luskin

    This article makes ZERO sense, at least the way the US carrier market operates. Almost ALL users pay for a SET data plan of appx $20 to $25 per month. The carriers have to pay for additional infrastructure to service people who use more data than those who use less data.
    Therefore, Carriers in US like users who use LESS data NOT those who use more data.

    Now in other countries carriers may charge for actual data use, rather than offer plans the way it most people in the US use their phones.

    In the US carrier must subsidize the COST of the phone, but the data plan is priced the same.

    So, more expensive phones such as Apple’s iPhone are LESS profitable to the carriers, than lower priced phones.

  • DarkMatter

    Well put and I totally agree.

  • http://www.delegationconvention.com/ Mario Stevenson

    “Is that what this poorly written article is trying to get at?”
    I hope she’s just starting out (I really hope she learns from this.) May be she’ll edit this piece before including it in her portfolio.

  • http://www.delegationconvention.com/ Mario Stevenson

    Samsung earns $47 trillion dollars annually from Android device sales up by 1.7%. Hm, let’s look at your data in question. Now the numbers become rather large, so well brief the comparatives. Obviously, your information is supposing that more iPhones are used for making calls, than Android phones; that alone shows an interesting point because Androids phones are data phones and considering carrier data plans don’t include call per minute rates, your information can’t be accurate because there’s no way to map a data phone call comparison to a non-data phone call, on a data only plan offered from a broadband mobile telecom: Verizon, Sprint, T-mobile.

    “The firm found that during 2013, the top three most-used phones were the iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 4. Of course can you guess what the fourth, fifth and sixth most-used phones were? They were all Samsung’s: the Galaxy S3, followed by the Galaxy S2 and then the Galaxy S4.”

    Who’s the firm CNET or Actix? Through-out the entire article, you included no comparative research, which means you researched nothing!

    Sweetheart, you could’ve used common sense against that information and as journalist, you should’ve known that each time Apple receives publicized bad news about their devices or services because they’re all bundled, Apple PR department pushes false data; so many people can’t even follow the numbers. Journalist teach journalist about this kind of fluff and not to swing those kind of numbers as “data” unless there’s a person in that company that’s quoting it (you need a name.) Otherwise, your credibility has just been trashed!

  • allhaileris

    So Iphone users BUY more expensive data packages with larger caps? Is that what this poorly written article is trying to get at? Apple products are easier for old people and busy, technology-challenged people to use. They are well designed and made with premium materials. For a time, they were a kind of status symbol. I don’t doubt that folks most concerned with these things don’t pay a lot of attention to price tags or spend much time shopping for a better deal.

    Iphones are not ‘newer’ than other phones in any sense. New Android phones come out all the time. While Apple was the first to really popularize the smartphone and the touchscreen interface, it has done precious little innovating since then. Iphones look and function pretty much the same as when they arrived in 2007. Iphone still features tiny screens and many Android models feature higher resolution, so I can’t see how those support this theory.

    My local carrier offered mostly Iphones, with a very limited variety of Android phones. I decided to pay cash for a carrier unlocked version of the Android phone I wanted, and I went to Straight Talk for $45 a month unlimited nation-wide talk/text +2.5 GB high speed data. If I chew through my cap, I get knocked back to 2-G speeds until the next month of service is bought. I have auto-pay set up, so I don’t have to do anything. I paid $500 out-of-pocket for my phone. Over 2 years my service and phone come to $65 a month. Just unlimited nation-wide talk/text alone at my old carrier is $75 a month, so switching to Straight Talk was a no-brainer. I could spend more money to get a ‘free’ Iphone and suffer monthly financial rape at the hands of wireless carriers, but why should I?

  • boy cott

    What the data suggests…..
    It suggests the iPhone dials home without the users knowledge and also suggests turning data off doesnt actually work… Of which has always been the case….(a well known fact to any savvy person) One of the reasons I ditched my old iPhone

  • Dopikila

    This comment has been brought to you by Samesung…

  • Hung le Khanh

    All Samsung’s:Galaxy S3, S2 and S4 combined have users less than any of iPhone mentioned!

  • iKrontologist

    Obviously it’s the Apple users who are addicted to carriers data plan usage. So naturally Android users are smarter about using Wifi instead of 3G/4G data. Even though I have great rates, I do little shopping, social networking or searching that uses up my data minutes. Too many places to get Free Wifi today!

    Does that mean I’m poor? Not in the slightest. Just means I’m frugal. Most the very wealthy who actually worked to earn their money don’t live their life on an iPhone or iPad on the Web! ……..most of them are too busy working and doing things that are a whole lot more productive!

    So that means the research showing Apple fans are almost religious in their support of Apple to almost iFanatical degrees. It’s why they are not gaining market share anywhere in world now. And don’t me 0.5% gain over the last year in the US market, can be considered anything more than fanatical Apple fans coming back attempting to satisfy their iDrug urges?

    Apple business model requires that they hook in those people with the greatest addictive personalities. Including pimps, hoes and drug dealers themselves!!!

  • cee

    Didn’t someone say that Android is for the poor, I guess they were right!

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