A comparison of the annual amount of Americans spending on mobile and mobile phone services from 2001 to 2010, a ten-year period is illustrated in the line chart. Overall, it can be seen that people were more likely to spend money on residential phone services rather than on mobile phone services at the beginning. However, these figures showed a reverse in the last period.
In 2001, the highest expenditure was US consumers, which spent an average of virtually $700 on residential phone services, compared to cell phone services, at solely $200. Over the following five years, this figure has plummeted by $200. Contrastingly, expenditure on mobile services has increased by around $300.
In 2006, the average American's spending on both figures was equal, at nearly $500. On the other hand, by 2010, expenditure on mobile phones exceeded the number of residential services and reached a peak to $700, while spending on residential services had fallen to just $400 over the time frame.