Android, iOS smartphone data usage trends up in October
How much data does the average smartphone user consume? It's a critical question for both users and the carriers that provide service--and it's a moving target. As users embrace a widening array of high-powered data services, wireless carriers are concurrently working to increase the data speeds available to their subscribers. The result is a situation where users have more services at their fingertips available at faster speeds. The question is also relevant at a time when wireless carriers are testing new data billing schemes. AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless are working to transition customers onto shared data plans; meanwhile, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile USA are offering unlimited smartphone data offerings.
With all this in mind, FierceWireless teamed with NPD Connected Intelligence to publish the results of the firm's SmartMeter surveying software, which tracks average Android and iOS smartphone cellular data use. Which subscribers are consuming the most data? Special Report