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



1. scottmbolt unregistered

because AT&T's network BLOWS!

9. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009


13. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 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.

33. dongdou

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 18, 2009

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

45. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009


2. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

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

30. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

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

37. omgoshphones305

Posts: 19; Member since: Jul 21, 2010

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

41. gambino37

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 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.

46. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 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.

3. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 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!

4. tallica05

Posts: 93; Member since: Dec 26, 2009


10. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 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.

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.

26. wishbone

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 30, 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

36. JackFace

Posts: 190; Member since: Nov 03, 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.

40. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

42. gambino37

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 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?

43. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 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!

47. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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!!

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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. :)

6. jherz6

Posts: 217; Member since: May 23, 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.

14. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 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.

16. Sinaps

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 27, 2010

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

25. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

27. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

7. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 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!

8. tallica05

Posts: 93; Member since: Dec 26, 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 ..

11. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 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.

12. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 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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