Most of us never leave the house without our trusty, fully-charged smart phone. It’s great to stay in the loop wherever you are. But how much of the data you pay for are you actually using?
In 2011, mybroadband.co.za published an article which listed 42MB of data per user per month as an across the board average for Android (Samsung, Sony) and Symbian (Nokia) , with Apple iPhone handsets leading the smartphone pack at around 112MB a month.
In a stark contrast, slideshare.net listed a 136% increase in mobile data usage between August 2012 and August 2013.
In 2014, your average user used 336Mb a month while leading cellular network provider Vodacom, made a staggering R6.2 billion in profits off data.
If you are watching a 4.5 Mbps 1080p HD movie on YouTube for 10 minutes over a fast internet connection, that’s about 34MB total.