AT&T has often blamed their poor network performance on the data sucking tendencies of iPhone users. However, a new report reveals that smartphone users on Verizons network, primarily Android based handsets, outpace AT&T in data usage by nearly 25%. The average Verizon smartphone user uses 450MB in data a month, compared to the average iPhone users usage at about 350MB a month.
The report also noted that the average Blackberry user only required about 50MB of data.
It is believed that reason that the Verizon user uses more data is because the Android platform attracts more geeks, and these users often user large amounts of data. This is compared to the iPhone user typically being casual users, owning an iPhone because, well its an iPhone. The iPhone is a status symbol to many, and has been established over the past few years, which is why the iPhone has more casual users.
The reason the Android platform attracts more of the geeky natured consumers is because the Android platform is completely open sourced, with very few restrictions as compared to the very restrictive iPhone.
So, AT&T. Why is your network so unreliable?