Android and Me

How much data do we really use? Are we paying too much?

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I’ve seen no less than three articles today saying that the average consumer is paying too much for their smartphone plan. And it just may be true. This article by consumer reports states that the average ATT user goes through 300MB or less each month.

http://news.consumerreports.org/electronics/2012/03/more-than-one-in-four-att-subscribers-would-pay-less-by-switching-to-a-metered-plan.html

Meaning they could drop from the $30 plan to the $20 plan and be fine. That would be $120 savings a year. Spread over two years, $200+ to spend on an upgrade phone might not be bad.

But here at Androidandme we’re not the “average user” are we? How much data do you use? I’m on Sprint. I average about 2.5GB per month, and the most I have ever used is 4GB.

What do you use? Could you save money by switching to a tiered plan?

And most importantly for the average user… is it more clear that the carriers are charging too much? Verizon doesn’t even offer a plan for less than two gigs. But if the average user is going through 10% of that… then they are far overpaying aren’t they? What should data cost then?

Apr 27, 2012 at 9:03 pm in Threads > Smartphones & Tablets