Verizon Smartphone Data Use Eclipses AT&T

Posted: Jul 28 2010, 1:00pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 12 2010, 12:42am CDT, in News | Technology News


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The iPhone has a reputation for being an especially data-starved device. If this study from Validas is right though, Verizon smartphone users may be even more data hungry than iPhone owners. While Big Red's smartphone customers average 428 MB/mo, iPhone owners only use around 338 MB.

That represents a 25% difference (Electronista) between the two. While AT&T's minimum data usage numbers are larger, high-end Verizon customers are much more prolific browsers. Overall, mean MB usage for phone owners in this country increased from 96.8 MB to 145.8 MB between 2009 and 2010.

The percentage of data users in relation to the total pool of mobile customers also increased, from 42% to 53%. AT&T is still well ahead, with 71.2% of their users on data plans, but it is clear that a changing of the guard could be in the near future.

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