According to a study conducted by Validas, smartphone users using mobile operator Verizon download more data than iPhone users on AT&T's network.
The study shows that the average amount of data downloaded by Verizon Wireless users per month is 421MB, higher than the 338MB downloaded by AT&T iPhone users in the US.
Ed Finegold, executive vice president for analytics at Validas, said: "Averages can be misleading because when you plot data users in a distribution, you quickly see that there is no typical user – they are spread across a broad range."
“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.”
While there were greater differences between the number of users downloading larger volumes fo data, the number of low-volume users on each network was broadbly similar. The study found that nearly 54 per cent of Verizon Wireless users downloaded less than 200MB of data, compared to just under 52 per cent of iPhone users.
Only 3.4 per cent of both Verizon Wireless and iPhone users downloaded no data in a month.