Verizon & Sprint garnered more data usage than AT&T last year

According to ABI Research, both Sprint and Verizon topped AT&T in the amount of data traffic last year – Big Red took the number one spot with Sprint coming in at second...
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1. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

So much for talking and browsing at the same time, looks like its always been about, Location, location, location...and CDMA helps too. Theres a Map for that!

39. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

for all those saying cdma is old technology and sucks ..... take that mutha fuckers !! cdma is much much more reliable than gsm... who cares if u cant browse the web n talk at the same time ... honestly not many people do that...

42. fur123

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 14, 2009

I always thought it was funny that in the commercial with Luke Wilson, he got online to make plans for the game and the point was you could do that and talk at the same time... but he didn't say anything while he was using the phone's browser.

44. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

I don't know why people ever talked about CDMA being old, who cares how old it is? If you read about how CDMA works you'll see its a lot better technology and offers better security. It was created during the war for the military and phone companies adopted it for phone use. CDMA is also American so if you take pride in America ditch your GSM crap. Ya know regular landline is the oldest phone technology now, why don't we just ditch it? HA! yeah right. May CDMA live! Who cares about GSM?

2. BrokenImaege

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 27, 2009

CDMA companies taking out the GSM ones.... Love it!!!

3. sprintpcs7032

Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 07, 2010

I've Been Saying It For Two Years Vzw And Sprint Are Better Than Any U.S. Based Gsm Carrier, Bet Apple Wishes They Chose Vzw Or Sprint For The IPhone... Ha Ha Ha

9. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

its because of the data connect cards not the phones...

13. Ray

Posts: 62; Member since: Apr 30, 2009

lol Its also the phones..

14. ecml

Posts: 129; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

But either way ATT sucks

18. sprintpcs7032

Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 07, 2010

See Now That's A Good Point, How Much Data Do You'll Use A Month I Average 12GB Pandora, Youtube, That's On My Razr ve20

19. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

true but think about it. sprint is half the size of verizon yet it has more data use? its because of data cards.

21. sprintpcs7032

Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 07, 2010

Quick Question How Do You Delete Profiles I've Looked EveryWhere And Can't Find The Answer..

23. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

How the hell do you run 12GB on a RAZR? You sure its not 120MG or something? I consider myself a BlackBerry whore and i'm still under the 10GB mark...

24. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

120MB*

25. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

im not sure man :( sry and thats a ton of data lol

29. sprintpcs7032

Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 07, 2010

believe It Or Not, It's Cause While The Phone Is Charging I'll Watch Sprint tv, When I wake Up Stream Youtube Movies And Play Pandora Til I Go To Bed Three Batteries Later And You Reach 12GB This Is My Total Last Month 12,436,211,KB This Month I Already used 2,981,436,KB Just Double Checked This is Right

31. sprintpcs7032

Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 07, 2010

120MB Would Be 132,000KB

33. sprintpcs7032

Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 07, 2010

1 gigabyte = 1 048 576 kilobytes so damn i only used 11gigs

45. jundibasam

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 05, 2009

not saying I doubt you, but I stream radio all day while working, download abuot 10 movies a month, and watch a lot of You Tube and live TV on my Verizon HTC TP2 while working, i've never been able to get more than 8 GB in a month. Granted, most of my usage is 8-10 hours a day, 5 days a week while i'm working, so are you doing it like 24 hours a day? Thats the only way I can see it. A friend of mine had 10 GB one month on his Droid, but he streamed radio almost 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and downloads a few movies a month.

47. sprintpcs7032

Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 07, 2010

I work Seven Days A week,4-6Hrs Plus free time And I also Use Data,While It's Charging, I Use Sprint Voicesms, Sprint tv,pandora youtube,3gpsearch,myxer,sprint picturemail, and you can glitch most sprint phones to send more than 1MB of data for videos,plus i use bolt browser which doesn't compress the page it's full html with flash 8 And Thats All On evde Rev a. I Use less than 150Mins A month.

68. jhoots

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 13, 2010

you cant attribute that solely to data cards.. all carries have data cards and if the numbers are correct, one would assume that there are still more At&t and verizon data cards on the market as well as a billion Iphones and sprint still in the top. what this says to me is people may go to verizon or at&t for phones mostly for phone service but sprint customers like data as well as phone quite a bit more than the other carriers.. i think the iphone would have been even more successful on sprint given this fact as well as the plan costs. apple should have went with sprint..

69. jhoots

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 13, 2010

i agree.. i use my touch pro as a modem and watch thousands of youtube videos, download movies and music, watch netflix, hulu.. i use pandora and i email and web browse all day when i am not at home using it as a modem and i have barely ever went over 7GB myself.. im thinking about getting slingbox and even witht that i doubt ill be able to reach 12gb.. and you have a razer?? i dont think thats possible..

73. sprintpcs7032

Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 07, 2010

well Then It's A glitch On Sprints End But It's On Paper, And They Did It Four times, My Dumbass fell asleep with sprint tv runing. checked on sprint web, my account, Usage, Sprint Data 6,643,271Kilobytes So IDK... my usage before was only 5,438,023Kilobytes when i went to sleep and yes i mean bytes not bits, and i even googled it thinking i was wrong and from the info returned 1 gigabyte = 1 048 576 kilobytes so i used around six gigs since the second of this month.. and the razr can multitask if that means anything?

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Same thing I've been saying forever. You can't beat the bandwith that cdma tech and carriers have. At least now hopefully a few of those "att has network problems because they use the most data cuz of the iphone" idiots might shut up...lol. no, its just an inferior and overpriced network!

5. sprintpcs7032

Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 07, 2010

Gsm Just Sucks It's Very Slowly Dying, Cdma Has Twelve More Years Of Updates And Upgrades Before It Gets Close To Dying...

6. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

wimax is about to get owned by lte so it doesnt really matter.

40. DOGIEFRESH

Posts: 316; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

I haven't seen that happening but the opposite Many carrieres around the world had dumped CDMA for HSPA and we yet to see any GSM carrier switch to CDMA, watch and learn from ur Canadians neighbors Fanboys...!!!!

7. sprintpcs7032

Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 07, 2010

Actually It's Not.

8. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

your ceo even admitted it was in a previous article. so youre saying you know more than the ceo of sprint? ok

10. sprintpcs7032

Posts: 36; Member since: Apr 07, 2010

No Thats Not What I Said, And For The Record He Said It Would Be Compatible, Wimax Is Cheaper And Will Perform Very Well Against LTE, And By The Way Don't Be A sarcastic Asshole Or I Will Treat You Like One...
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