Houston – Smartphones operating on Verizon Wireless’ (NYSE: VZ) network
are on average consuming 25% more data monthly than iPhones (NASD: AAPL) on AT&T’s (NYSE: T)
network, according to a report from Validas.
Average data consumption by
Verizon smartphones is 421 MB per month, compared with 338 MB per month for
"The key detail in this study that drives the average is
that, by percentage, nearly twice as many Verizon Wireless Smartphone users are
consuming 500 megabytes to 1 gigabyte per month compared to AT&T iPhone
users," said Ed Finegold, EVP of analytics at Validas.
More than 11% of Verizon
smartphone users fall into this category, versus just 5.6% of iPhone users.
found that more than 4% of Verizon smartphones consumer over 2GB of data per
month, versus 1.6% of iPhones, while just two-tenths of 1% of both Verizon
smartphones and iPhones use more than 5GB per month.