How are needs for Smartphone data changing over time?
Choosing a phone today means that you need to think about what your data needs might be tomorrow. In practical terms, if you are ready to buy a new phone, it is quite likely that your data needs have already changed since your last mobile phone purchase. In the opinion of WhatPhone, this is because like many of us, the way that you live has probably changed, and a big part of this is because your relationship with the Internet has become more important.
Social media use
Our use of social Internet based services like Facebook and Twitter is increasing and this means that even when we are not actively using our phone, we are still receiving status updates, tweets, and emails, and all of this adds up to more data use. Our phone has become a mobile data centre that we carry in a pocket! You only need to look at the detailed bill for an average smartphone account to see that data use is increasing. This means that we expect our phone and our provider to make our access to these Internet based services fast and reliable.
Sharing and discovering
People don’t just want to be contactable by phone calls – they want to be in constant reach via Facebook and Twitter. They want to be able to quickly look something up on the Internet. In the past people sent letters to describe what they saw when they were away from home. Now there are services like Instagram that are designed to allow people to instantly share photos online. Services like this mean that your phone allows you to document what you see and share it with your friends instantly.
Who wouldn’t want to be able to use these kinds of services when they make staying in touch so much more fun and so much easier than it used to be? WhatPhone says the only barrier between you and making full use of all of all that smartphones have to offer is the speed and range of your service, and how much data use you are allowed.