Although many of us may use smartphones connected to Wi-Fi networks in homes or offices, mobile data is still an essential resource. Whether you keep a few megabytes on hand for emergencies or rely on more data to meet your data needs, you may be using mobile data at some point this month.
In a recent poll, we asked readers how much mobile data they consume each month. The result is now out, and there is a clear winner.
How much mobile data do you use every month?
The poll was released on September 13 and received more than 2,800 responses. Interestingly, two of the five options stand out to our readers, but they are at the ends of the spectrum.
Approximately one-third of readers (33%) use more than 20GB of mobile data per month, making it the option with the largest vote share. Another 14.8% of respondents use 10.1GB to 20GB of data per month. In total, 63.7% of readers use at least 5.1GB of mobile data per month. Considering the ubiquity of Wi-Fi networks and the recent trend of working from home, this is also a surprising result. In other words, if you do absorb content on data-intensive platforms such as YouTube and Instagram, the data will disappear quickly.
However, not everyone uses their mobile data to meet their core Internet needs. The second most popular option, with 25.3% of the votes, is in the 1GB to 5GB category. Another 11% of respondents also use less than 1GB of data per month.
Judging from reader reviews, these numbers usually change from month to month due to travel habits. However, some respondents rely entirely on mobile data to meet their Internet needs. Some readers claim to exceed TB per month in some cases. Read more anecdotes below.
- Brett: Depending on the situation, if I drive across the country, I will use a lot of GPS data. If this is a normal month, I might use about 10GB.
- As: I have two unlimited data card plans, one for the house and the other for my mobile phone. I haven’t used wired broadband for more than five years. I average 500-700GB per month, but it is known to exceed 1.5TB in a few months. I paid 30 pounds for the first SIM card and 25 pounds for the second, Vodafone UK. I also have a watch eSIM, I have one in Polestar 2, but only use a few GB per month. I’m surprised that other people don’t use it like I do.
- Matte: It depends on whether I am traveling or not. I have not traveled in the last 2 months, but usually I have used almost all of my 50GB quota, sometimes more when connected to my laptop.
- Ruado: The pandemic is not over yet, and many people still stay at home or work from home. like me. I use less than 1GB these days.
- Ahmed Rabbi: My main internet source is mobile data. So, I use nearly 120GB per month. By the way, I am from India.
- Second glance: Since the beginning of the pandemic last year, my mobile data usage has dropped sharply. I always work from home, so I spend most of my time on Wi-Fi.
- Elves: I use about 250+ GB of mobile data every month.
This is this poll. Thanks for your voting and comments. If you have any other comments on mobile data usage or voting results, please be sure to put them below.