Our Android devices are some data-hungry beasts! So much that they would be practically worthless without an internet connection. We have grown to depend on these services, and there is no doubt we are now using more data than we ever have. In fact, I used to be surprised when my data consumption went over 25 MB in a month. This was before smartphones came into the game – Now I use the same amount in less than an hour during a busy day.
Just how much data do we use, though? According to T-Mobile, its users are averaging at 760 MB per month during 2012. This is 30 times more than the 25 MB a month people used during 2009. Those in T-Mobile that own an HSPA+42 device are averaging at a whopping 1.3 GB a month, with speeds 100 times faster than 5 years ago.
These numbers may seem very small for some of us. But we must consider the amount of people that only use their smartphones for social media and emails. We are definitely seeing a big jump in smartphone knowledge and use. Regardless, us “hardcore” users will use much more data than this average. And we are pretty sure most of our audience does. But we would like to find out!
We must consider that being data-conscious is now a “thing.” With tiered and family shared data plans now in the equation, we know many of you are carefully counting your Megabytes.
Let’s start with me: I usually don’t use WiFi at home (spoiled by unlimited 4G LTE), and my monthly usage usually stays at around 3 GB a month. With some months being lower and some going as high as 6-7 GB. What about you?! Let us know by participating in the poll! And don’t forget to hit the comments section to let us know what carrier and data network you use.