A recent study conducted by Strategy Analytics suggests that roughly 60% of all smartphone users in the United States would chose to customize their own plans, rather than succumb to those that are offered by national carriers. This bit of information isn’t all that surprising considering most US carriers overcharge for their severely limited plans.
While you see a wireless carrier or two continue their commitment to offering shared data plans while wiping out those coveted unlimited data plans, it turns out consumers should be just fine with shared data plans.
Vodafone has issued an apology to customers for its recent problems, admitting that it failed to respond swiftly enough the surge in smartphone popularity and the resulting load on its network, and has detailed plans to improve its network and customer service.
Anyone watching the worldwide smartphone market knows that over the years the devices have become more and more adept at moving data. This has resulted in carriers working on 3G, and now on 4G, networks to keep up with demand from consumers. We have also seen the major carriers take different paths to meeting the demand for data.