Mobile Data Usage Trends: 1GB per Day by 2020 [Infographic]

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As smartphone ownership grows, faster 4G LTE networks go live and apps made for high-speed data arrive on our phones — the average amount of data used will jump. Today, the average smartphone users chugs through just 15MB of data a day, but by 2020, the average user could be plowing through 1GB of data […]

Sprint Confirms Plans to Cap Mobile Hotspot Data on Smartphones

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Yesterday, we learned that Sprint had yet another policy change coming ahead of the rumored iPhone launch. That policy change , a data cap on mobile hotspot data for smartphones, has been confirmed today by the carrier and Sprint will start putting a cap of 5GB on 3G or 4G mobile hotspot users starting October […]

Why Tiered Data Scares the Kilobytes Out of Me

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The current industry trend is to move towards tiered data plans, but the scary news is this isn’t limited to our smartphones and mobile hotspots. No, it’s also aimed at restricting our in home use from services like Comcast. Data caps may seem quite high when you are looking at them in the store, and […]