iPhone Users Twice As Likely To Use Wi-Fi Than Android Users


A new study by ComScore reveals that more than 50 percent of Android users in the U.S. rely solely on mobile networks for their Internet needs as compared to a third of iPhone users.

This stat is very surprising because it means that more than half of Android users (68 percent to be precise) never connect to Wi-Fi. And if 4G LTE’s increased speeds indeed eat up data very quickly, data heavy 4G Android phone users should ideally go past their monthly caps very soon and fallback on Wi-Fi. (The iPhone on the other hand doesn’t yet support 4G LTE.)

In U.K. the disparity between iPhone and Android users who don’t rely on Wi-Fi networks was the same, although the actual figures decreased substantially as can be seen in the chart below. ComScore says this is because the prepaid, pay-as-you-go data model is quite popular in the U.K. In addition to this, 4G LTE and unlimited data plans are scarce in the country.

So what’s the reason behind this unexpected usage pattern?

Here’s what we think:

Here’s the carrier wise breakdown:

carrier wise breakdown

What do you think could be the reason for this usage pattern? Think we missed any reason? Please sound off in the comments!

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