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.
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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.
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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.