1. rjdangerous's Avatar
    How much of my 30 bux a month data plan goes to RIM?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    03-18-10 09:31 PM
  2. motoroid7's Avatar
    Good Question. USC its 24.99/mo so you know that verizon is already getting a extra 5
    03-18-10 10:24 PM
  3. rjdangerous's Avatar
    no info on this?
    03-22-10 06:06 PM
  4. ridesno159's Avatar
    I have a feeling this isn't public information that people would know. It's something between RIM and the carrier. Other than curiosity, why do you need to know this? I'm not sure I really even want to know this because someone is making a lot of money. If I were to guess, it would probably be split down the middle. I have a 20% discount on my data plans, so I only pay 24/month for mine.
    03-22-10 06:25 PM
  5. rjdangerous's Avatar
    I have a feeling this isn't public information that people would know. It's something between RIM and the carrier. Other than curiosity, why do you need to know this? I'm not sure I really even want to know this because someone is making a lot of money. If I were to guess, it would probably be split down the middle. I have a 20% discount on my data plans, so I only pay 24/month for mine.
    I don't need to know but I would like to. Can't be split down the middle, why would RIM charge different carriers a different price for offering the same service?

    I also have a discount which would disprove the 50/50 idea, verizon takes the hit on my savings not rim. I don't think rim would get paid less for customers vzw gives discounts to.
    03-22-10 07:10 PM
  6. Mwanahabari's Avatar
    I have the BB service on Pay as You Go and they charge 5/month for it. So I would say 3-4 goes to RIM.
    03-22-10 07:16 PM
  7. JustinD2473#IM's Avatar
    I would guess that RIM gets anywhere from $10-15 per user out of the $25-30 people are paying to the carrier.
    03-22-10 07:20 PM
  8. 9700On3's Avatar
    i pay 5 a month 1gb BIS with 3mobileuk
    03-22-10 07:24 PM
  9. AZBBFAN's Avatar
    Why does this matter?
    03-22-10 07:25 PM
  10. rockerdon's Avatar
    This thread is now about kittens.

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    03-22-10 07:30 PM
  11. 9700On3's Avatar
    I have the BB service on Pay as You Go and they charge 5/month for it. So I would say 3-4 goes to RIM.
    interesting... what network?
    03-22-10 07:40 PM
  12. ridesno159's Avatar
    I don't need to know but I would like to. Can't be split down the middle, why would RIM charge different carriers a different price for offering the same service?

    I also have a discount which would disprove the 50/50 idea, verizon takes the hit on my savings not rim. I don't think rim would get paid less for customers vzw gives discounts to.
    I guess I didn't explain it good enough. As in, take your 30/month charge and split it down the middle, which would be $15. Of course RIM isn't going to take a hit for the discount Verizon gives.

    I also think that RIM could charge differently for different carriers. It's all in a contract they both agree on. I'm sure some huge companies (Verizon, Att) pay differently than smaller ones. Some carriers have limited data plans, that charge less for the same service. It all comes down to the services that the carrier wants to give to their customers.

    And once again, I don't see how this affects anything. I also don't believe you will get any concrete answer to this. Maybe study RIM's financial statements?
    03-22-10 07:41 PM
  13. BBThemes's Avatar
    interesting... what network?
    thats on orange payg, but that wont have a 1gb limit, i think their payg limit is 75mb per month for BIS

    as for vodafone uk its 5 for BIS + 5 for 500Mb (data and BIS totally seperate)

    that said i pay nothing for my BIS, but then im just lucky lol
    03-22-10 07:46 PM
  14. rjdangerous's Avatar
    Why does this matter?

    Guess it matters to you since you took the time to post here.
    03-22-10 08:10 PM
  15. JustinD2473#IM's Avatar
    why do you need to know this?
    Why does this matter?
    The dude just asked a question...who cares WHY he wants to know.
    03-22-10 08:12 PM
  16. Reed McLay's Avatar
    There is a simple answer to that question.

    Reserach in Motion files annual and quarterly reports. One of the line items is Service Revenue and that come directly from BIS/BES subscribers.

    Service revenue: $1,402,560,000

    The BlackBerry subscriber base increased to approximately 25 million users from over 14 million in the previous fiscal year ...
    $1.4 billion / 20 Million (average) = $70 per year or $5.80 per month.
    03-23-10 11:33 AM
  17. silverfang77's Avatar
    On Boost, the cost for a smartphone plan is usually $50. For the Berry, it is $60, so I'd imagine RIM takes about $10 for Boost customers.
    03-23-10 12:42 PM
  18. Nute426's Avatar
    This thread is now about kittens.

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    Meow, what seems to be the problem?

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    03-23-10 02:49 PM
  19. Mwanahabari's Avatar
    interesting... what network?
    Orange (in the UK)
    03-31-10 07:08 PM
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