How much mobile data do you have included with your phone plan? (poll results)

How much mobile data do you have included with your phone plan? (poll results)
While we all still make calls through our phones, throughout the last decade, they've grown into much, much more than just simple terminals to dial through. With the advent of mobile internet, and the proliferation of apps, the load on carriers' networks has been increasing at staggering rates for years now. We seemingly can't get enough data to fill our appetite. Most of the time, that's because it's just too expensive, as most networks globally offer either unlimited or more than generous enough allowances. If you have the money on hand, that is.

When we asked you to self-identify the data allowance category you belong to yesterday, we were expecting most people to report anywhere between 1GB and 3GB. Boy, were we wrong! Turns out, a whopping 27% of our readers are working with data packages in excess of 10GB, many of which unlimited judging by the comment section. The groups with allowances between 2GB and 3GB, 3GB and 5GB, 5GB and 10GB, all ranked about the same, with a share of anywhere between 12% and 14%. Only 8% of readers are stuck on a claustrophobic, 500MB per month plan.

Here's the detailed split:

How much mobile data do you have included with your phone plan?

>500 MB
7.59%
Between 500MB and 1GB
9.53%
Between 1GB and 1.5GB
8.84%
Between 1.5GB and 2GB
9.01%
Between 2GB and 3GB
11.75%
Between 3GB and 5GB
12.66%
Between 5GB and 10GB
13.63%
Over 10GB
26.98%

Anyone else (pleasantly) surprised?

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17 Comments

1. dranonymus

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 18, 2015

Well, I'm satisfied with my unlimited data plan, but I see that was not an option here. :D

2. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Yeah... unlimited data with throttling. I'll rather get a specified amount of data, without throttling connexion.

3. dranonymus

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 18, 2015

1-2Mbps is OK for me, I don't consider it slow.

4. AntiFanBoyz unregistered

My unlimited data plan doesn't throttle until 22GB, so... yeah, better than any set data amount listed.

5. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

But much more expensive as well. Alright, however...

13. AntiFanBoyz unregistered

$35/month. Cheap for me.

6. Shocky unregistered

Unlimited data here, clocked over 36GB last month and it's never throttled. :D I feel sorry for you data capped fools,

10. Bernoulli

Posts: 4358; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Lol I don't, they make my day when they beg for WiFi lol!

7. hajasw

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 02, 2015

I buy pay-as-you-go. One GB seems to last about six months.

9. Bernoulli

Posts: 4358; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Either you are from Asia or you don't touch your phone.

8. Bernoulli

Posts: 4358; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Unlimited data all the way! Definitely don't see the throttle after 24 gigs of use, must be butthurt on a capped plan.

11. Klise

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 02, 2015

I've got 50gb per month with almost 100mb/s 4g LTE

12. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

I have to admit. This is the dumbest poll I've read so far. How many of these account for family plans? Of course a lot of people would have a plan of 10gb +.

14. londoner

Posts: 36; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

i am pleased with all you can eat data plan 4g with 3uk. 6 gigas of internet i have use last month.

15. xperian

Posts: 416; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

prepaid plan, so when i use all data, i just get more

16. ventusnova

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

i have unlimited data with t-mobile, i hit over 120GB per month with no throttling. my friend used to hit over 400GB on some months, until he switched to boost.

17. aahmed215

Posts: 169; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

Why is PhoneArena surprised? Most people are on family plans. So it's expected that a lot of people would have over 10GB.

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