According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for wireless telephone services were 37.04% lower in 2018 versus 2000.
Between 2000 and 2018: Cell service experienced an average inflation rate of -2.54% per year. This rate of change indicates significant deflation. In other words, cell service costing $50 in the year 2000 would cost $31.48 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 2.06% during this same period, inflation for cell service was significantly lower.
In the year 2000: Pricing changed by -10.54%, significantly below the average yearly change for cell service during the 2000-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2000 (3.38%), price inflation for cell service was much lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Wireless telephone services: