Results are in from our blog poll (see question and results above). Thank you for your time and for your votes.
41% of the voters use mobile internet with an unlimited data plan and 28% have a prepaid connection.
I remember reading a ComScore report back in March, saying that “the number of people who accessed news and information sites from their mobile phones in the U.S. more than doubled from January 2008 to January 2009“.
Mobile internet usage is growing really fast at the moment and with over 4 billion mobile subscribers at the last count,Vic Gundotra (Vice President of Engineering for Google’s mobile and developer product) predicts that for the first time ever, half of all new connections to the internet will come from a phone in 2009.
Great news for us here at Nimbuzz. We believe that the mobile internet is the future and we are happy to see these statistics and predictions. The fact the majority of Nimbuzz users have an unlimited mobile data plan (41% ) indicates the demand for and the value of mobile internet, further supporting the above predictions.
If not on an unlimited data plan, the poll results show, our voters are using a prepaid plan (28%). While the unlimited option is ideal, I know that not all of us have the option of using this type of connection, but it shows the demand of people wanting to go online with our mobile phones.
The option I thought would be your first choice (because it’s free), Wi-Fi, was actually the last. 25% of you are using mobile internet over Wi-Fi. I believe that Wi-Fi connections will be used more and more in the future. Nowadays the chance that you will find this type of connection is pretty high: in restaurants, bars, fast-food places, cafes,hotels, or public parks.
Also, choosing unlimited or pre-paid data plans doesn’t necessarily exclude the fact that some of the you also “cruise” on Wi-Fi when it is available. I know that I do !
For all the Nimbuzz users we highly recommend to get an unlimited data plan, as this means endless fun on Nimbuzz without worrying about incremental data charges from yourprovider.
What is a data plan? A data plan is a monthly/yearly mobile interent subscription which specifies that maximum download limit and the price to be paid.
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