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Report says that Verizon users grab more data monthly than those on AT&T

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Report says that Verizon users grab more data monthly than those on AT&T
A study of 20,000 monthly cellphone bills comes to the conclusion that Verizon customers average more data usage per month than AT&T customers. While AT&T has more smartphone users than any other carrier in the U.S. thanks to the Apple iPhone, Motorola's Android flavored DROID and its other stablemates like the DROID X and the HTC Droid Incredible have helped Big Red compete against AT&T in this market. According to the study, Verizon's smartphone users average 421 MB per month vs. a reading of 338 MB for AT&T's users. BlackBerry devices were excluded from these computations because 'Berry users average under 50MB of data use per month. So what can we conclude from these numbers? Perhaps it simply shows that some iPhone purchasers bought their device just to say that they own an iPhone.

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source: LATimes

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:47

1. scottmbolt (unregistered)

because AT&T's network BLOWS!

posted on 29 Jul 2010, 11:07

9. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


posted on 29 Jul 2010, 11:23

13. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

The thing is that of this study is done in June or July then AT&T plan to have more Wifi being used is working and the company is releasing massive hotspots at placed like Central Park in NYC where you can use wifi over a large radius outdoors. Eventually WiFi is being upgraded for faster speeds, too, just as 3G is also....having both options is great as my CAPTIVATE (euro/AT&T mod rom) grabs WiFi when available and switches to 3G when Wifi is not around or when I tell it, too. Works out great.

posted on 29 Jul 2010, 14:59

33. dongdou (Posts: 49; Member since: 18 Jan 2009)

Were still doing it but it's more likely to come out with LTE

posted on 30 Jul 2010, 16:12

45. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


posted on 29 Jul 2010, 08:43

2. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

haha lol. i love the last sentence. so true.

posted on 29 Jul 2010, 14:48

30. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

I think the last sentence is a weird conclusion. Not scientific at all.

posted on 29 Jul 2010, 18:00

37. omgoshphones305 (Posts: 19; Member since: 21 Jul 2010)

i think your sentence is weird, scientifically breaking down an opion of a sentance, -1

posted on 29 Jul 2010, 22:37

41. gambino37 (Posts: 146; Member since: 16 Oct 2009)

Scientifically breaking down the opinion of a sentence? Really? Did you see that happen? I sure as he'll didn't. But I did see your horrible spelling.

posted on 30 Jul 2010, 16:16

46. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)

Ok, so back to the topic...Thank EN for your enforcement on this site we couldnt do it with out you, I mean have fun that is. The article is CLEARLY saying that iPhone users are just iPhone owners and DATA isnt really what they use, even though its a smartphone...most of the users are "me to" users anyway and everyone knows that. I talked to a customer today that has been with VZW for 14 years and owned a pantech 4500 or something , she switched to At&t because her family had iPhones and she wanted one too. Perfect "scientific" example for your retarded ass. I effing hate you.

posted on 29 Jul 2010, 08:46

3. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

Anyone have any info on how many more smartphone users are on ATT vs how many are on VZW? So I guess this puts an end to the old theory of "if the iPhone were on VZW it would clog/slow down their network too". I mean face it people, when it comes to handling data loads, VZW has the network to back it up. What I also wonder is if iPhone users would use mote data if they could actually get a connection most of the time!

posted on 29 Jul 2010, 09:19

4. tallica05 (Posts: 93; Member since: 26 Dec 2009)


posted on 29 Jul 2010, 11:09

10. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)

For the Nations "Fastest 3G Network"? I'm starting to think that its rigged because they're conserving bandwidth by robbing there smartphone users. VZW may not statistically be as "Fast" but atleast we can carry the load. I think we all know what "Load" At&t carries.

posted on 29 Jul 2010, 13:05

18. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)

Well no, there are still some things to take into account. Remember, iPhone's data issues as far as network goes only really occurs in two major cities, San Fran and New York. It's the concentration of users using a lot of data rather than just the amount of data. If you dumped all iPhone users on Verizon in those areas, yes you would see congestion. Same as a traffic jam. Outside of those areas, you probably wouldn't see those issues. But even on AT&T, outside the area, you don't see too many issues with data Now actually being able to connect or any latency is a different story.

posted on 29 Jul 2010, 14:05

26. wishbone (Posts: 13; Member since: 30 Oct 2009)

I've had the iphone for 3 years now, never had I had an issue connecting, with or with out wifi. You guys seem to spend whole lot of time bashing versus actually getting facts. I'm a huge supporter of the iphone, it works perfectly for me, isn't that what it's all about,,,,having choices? Besides do you really think there would be any hemorrhoid phones if Apple had not put out the iphone? You hemorroid guys should all be thanking Apple for putting it out so you can have your little toy, and something to bitch about, which is what it seems most of you do here

posted on 29 Jul 2010, 17:33

36. JackFace (Posts: 190; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)

Here is what I wish: Total Number of SmartPhone Users on Verizon & ATT. This way, you can take the average USE of each SmartPhone User on both networks and multiply it by the number of Users to get a total of how much each network is putting out. I agree that this evidence is incriminating to the theory of AT&T's bogged down network. Verizon has a better and stronger network... case closed.

posted on 29 Jul 2010, 18:46

40. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

LOL, ANDROID = HEMORROID - nice one...and I am a HEMORROID user....oww...

posted on 29 Jul 2010, 22:45

42. gambino37 (Posts: 146; Member since: 16 Oct 2009)

Don't give him credit for that one. Doesn't really even fit. Just because the last three letters are OID? Not too clever if you ask me. And he speaks of choices and Apple in the same sentence. Bwah ha ha. Proprietary crap like Apple's is bullshit. What choice do you have? Hmmm. iPhone, iPhone, or iPhone. Lots of choices there retard. Yea I also love how now apparently the iPhone created android. Where's the logic in that piece of idiotic ideology?

posted on 30 Jul 2010, 12:41

43. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)

Just so you know...YES we would have had Android anyway because scooped em up in 2005 bro. Google was putting their mobile division together 2 years before the iPhone was released!

posted on 31 Jul 2010, 07:08

47. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

actually jeff, ATT always had network problems in NY, long before the Iphone. The iphone just helped force the issue. VZW has no such issues because they always make sure they have X amount of extra bandwith and backup towers. Concidering NY is wired head to toe with VZW fiberoptics for internet and cell phone backbone, i dont think VZW would have the same problem. They also invest nearly double every year into their network than ATT does. Are they perfect? No, but heads n shoulders above ATT. Also, Papa, ATT no longer claims "nations fastest 3g" because Tmobile offers speeds that are tripple ATT. 21mbs baby! They now say "americas biggest wifi network". LOL. Imma pay 130 a month to use wifi!!woo hoo!!

posted on 29 Jul 2010, 09:41

5. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

its because everyone on ATT has to use WiFi to get online. People on VZW dont need wifi because their phones just work. Its a sad day when your carriers advertisement (and i just saw this last night) says "ATT, worlds largest WiFi network" Its really on their TV ads. You pay a premium for ATT service.... to use wifi. I dont even need WiFi on Tmobile.. LOL. Besides, a report they posted a few months ago showed that VZW had the most data usage, followed by sprint, then ATT then Tmobile really close on ATT's heels. This isnt new. :)

posted on 29 Jul 2010, 10:32

6. jherz6 (Posts: 217; Member since: 23 May 2008)

Wifi who needs it?, I mean really. If your on a network that works (Verizon) and not on one that seems to have trouble constantly (AT&T) you don't need wifi. I have the x and it has wifi which my last two phones did also I checked it out once but otherwise have never used it or found the need to.

posted on 29 Jul 2010, 11:25

14. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Who needs WiFi? Those that travel internationally and want to save money. Verizon does not have data, or very fast data, everywhere in the U.S., so I am sure WiFi would be a plus in those areas. I get 3mbs at home quite often on 3G at home and at work.

posted on 29 Jul 2010, 11:45

16. Sinaps (Posts: 60; Member since: 27 Jul 2010)

Yeah, i have the droid x too, i need the wifi because i don't get very fast 3G coverage in my home.

posted on 29 Jul 2010, 14:04

25. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

i think the point of the post was to show that the vast majority of VZW users never turn on their wifi because their connection always works. With ATT having so many data problems, they train their customers to use WiFi more instead of just fixing the network.

posted on 29 Jul 2010, 14:08

27. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

lol VZW is nickling and diming and ATT isnt? Tiered data?!?! whos got that?! Oh ATT. Why.. to save you money? NO, so when u actually do need your phone and spike your data, you get charged out the bloody nose for it. They know thats whats gonna happen. If most customers use an average of say 500mb. They give you a plan for 1 gig. They know a certain percentage of customers are going to have a spike in their data then be slammed with a big bill.

posted on 29 Jul 2010, 10:34

7. jrcrow79 (Posts: 477; Member since: 02 May 2008)

lol..vzw is nickel n diming and they say they use more data..lmao!..I never had an issue with my iphone 3gs or lg neon for ATT..must be scott's kharma!

posted on 29 Jul 2010, 10:51

8. tallica05 (Posts: 93; Member since: 26 Dec 2009)

jcrow79 Really dude??? What about what you just said has to do with VZW customers using more data then at&t customers?Nickel and diming huh???? AT&T has long since mirrored the pricing that verizon does. The only difference now is the lower data plans which verizon will be doing. So your comment is dumb and for that i award you a -1 for you and your non problematic iphone which had nothing to do with this post ..

posted on 29 Jul 2010, 11:11

11. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)

I'd say give me unlimited data and nickle and dime me all day long, put me on "tierd data" like At&t and kiss my ass.

posted on 29 Jul 2010, 11:20

12. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Yeah, let us not get worked up over a report that took 20k sample of bills out of 65million + possible bills from each carrier and concluded that Verizon customers use more data. Big mistake from a .03 or less sampling. Not very accurate and who knows how much at&t users use on wifi as that is never tracked. Plus, AT&T are encouraged far more to use WiFi - I would be interested in a complete study to see how much cellular and WiFi data is used by all customers of all carriers and then break that down by carrier - doubt it will ever happen. I use 2-3GB of cellular data per mnth and use WiFi also, and I rarely have connection issues even in my house where I get 1-3 bars of service. So, what else is everyone gonna be worked up for nothing over?

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