Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,686 Reviews & Articles | 45,707 News Posts

Android users use 870MB of cellular data per month on average

New research shows just how much the average Android smartphone user consumes via Wi-Fi & Cell
| Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Sep 28, 2012 8:33 pm

NPD Connected Intelligence has recently completed a study that shows Android smartphone users download an average of 870MB of data through their cellular connections. This pales in comparison to the average 2.5GB consumed via Wi-Fi networks. Unfortunately, at this time, there is no data for iOS devices.

 

android_users_use_870mb_of_cellular_data_per_month_on_average_1

 

This is useful data for consumers to consider, since cellular providers have been switching to tiered models as of late. Going with the base plan might not be enough data, considering that AT&T's base iPhone plan offers 300MB per month. Still, it shows that users take advantage of Wi-Fi, where available, likely due to the faster connection or limited data allotment.

 

The data is split up by age and comes from an app installed on 1,000 Android smartphones. Not surprisingly, 18-24 year olds use the most cellular data at 1.05GB per month. However, the 25 to 34 group utilized Wi-Fi the most, downloading around 3GB per month. Of course, the 55 and older group who is less likely to be comfortable with smartphones consumed just 750MB of cellular data and 1.42GB of Wi-Fi data.

NEWS SOURCES:Fiercewireless.com

Related Tags

Got an opinion on this news? Post a comment below!

Latest News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Or Scroll Down