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Android smartphone users average 870 MB of downloads over cellular

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Android smartphone users average 870 MB of downloads over cellular
The average Android smartphone user downloads around 870MB over cellular a month, according to the latest research by NPD. It’d come as no surprise that 18 to 24 year olds download the most over cellular data at 1.05GB (and we’d suspect games for that, of course). Elderly people over the age of 55 used only 750MB a month, the least of all age groups.

Downloads over Wi-Fi amount to more than double the cellular average at nearly 2.5GB monthly. And over Wi-Fi the 25 to 34 age group was the most active one downloading some 3.1 gigs a month.

That’s, of course, good news for carriers who wouldn’t want data hogs on their brand new 4G LTE networks and are launching various initiatives to encourage users to download stuff over Wi-Fi.

NPD’s data comes from 1,000 smartphones with installed SmartMeter software, and soon a similar data set will show how much data iPhone users spend.

How much data did you use last month? You can easily check on Android (after 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich) by going into Settings and then jumping into Data Usage.

source: Fierce Wireless

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posted on 28 Sep 2012, 05:08 2

1. StephenEIop (banned) (Posts: 11; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)


Oh well... I took an average of 6GB per month on my Lumia 900.

It cost me 10 USD for 12GB of data per month right now

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 10:56 3

16. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


3G data in India costs ~$5/GB on my carrier in India.

posted on 30 Sep 2012, 12:59

20. ZEUS.the.thunder.god (unregistered)


whoa. i pay about $17 for 6GB

posted on 01 Oct 2012, 00:47

21. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)


BlackBerry's data plans are frigging cheap here in India. $10 to $15 for unlimited 3G and $8 for unlimited 2G.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 05:23 3

2. imsickwithphone (banned) (Posts: 76; Member since: 17 May 2012)


mine 24GB for ONE MONTH!!!
but only on wifi

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 05:34 1

3. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


this month
2,4 GB cellular
5,1 GB wifi
sgs3, 25yo

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 05:42

4. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1301; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


I typically use around 10-15 GB monthly on cellular

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 05:51 1

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7393; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I'm only a week into my billing cycle and already passed the 7GB mark for mobile data. On Wi-Fi? 8.76GB.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 19:26 1

18. fur0n (Posts: 69; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


ya im only 10 days into my billing cycle and i have already used 17 gigs on 3G

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 06:06 4

6. wando77 (Posts: 265; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Stop downloading porn!! ;-)

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 13:11 1

17. dsDoan (Posts: 215; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)


Who are you to dictate how I use the data that I'm paying for?

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 06:32

7. JunkCreek (Posts: 399; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


no, i downloading comic. it had me 6gb for only 50k a month for 512mb fair use @50Kbps then when 512mb reached, speed drops for just only average 10Kbps, but, heck! i just continued downloading untill the ends of month periods.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 06:35

8. JunkCreek (Posts: 399; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


sorry, KBps (Kilo Bytes per Second) not Kbps (Kilo Bits per Second)

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 06:44

9. ilia1986 (unregistered)


I got unlimited calls\texts + 5GB for 33$ a month.

Its great to finally have an Android superphone and not be limited to the RIDICULOUS limit of 50MB per download from Apple.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 07:09 1

10. PAPINYC (Posts: 2186; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


I gobble up those same 870MB every day surfing the pages of Phonearena and that's just on one device.

We all know that my all time record was 35GB on my original DROID RAZR; now I have the DROID RAZR MAXX so I hope to top that!

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 07:44 1

11. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 847; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


I've used over 5 Gbs since september 21st. If you're not using your data then I will :D hahaha

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 07:55 1

12. speckledapple (Posts: 877; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


I used 1.6GB over cellular
I used 3 times as much over WI-fi

I sometimes use cellular for updating my various apps but mainly for business things like email and communication with other people.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 08:04 1

13. PAPINYC (Posts: 2186; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Lemme' guess: iPhone?

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 08:22 1

14. speckledapple (Posts: 877; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


No, I have an HTC Thunderbolt. And I look forward to that Galaxy Note II; should help with the productivity.

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 09:22 2

15. PAPINYC (Posts: 2186; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Say it aint' so????!
I resold my Thunderbolt after two weeks, what a major disappointment (but, not as bad as an iPhone/iOS disappointment - but, close).

Can't wait for the GNote II myself; I still have oooopsy stains from yesterday's pre-announcement of the announcement October 24 aka Android Christmas (Chanukah if you're a Jewish friend).

posted on 29 Sep 2012, 05:23 1

19. TechPsycho (banned) (Posts: 32; Member since: 05 Sep 2011)


Data that is used more for games hahaha that wa funny. Most of those will use it to watch X rated stuff.

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