U.S. consumers use record amount of wireless data in 2018

Wireless data allows us to access the power of the internet from practically anywhere we want to, and a recent study shows that Americans are putting that easy access to use as wireless data use more than doubled in the U.S. in 2018 as compared to 2017 and continues to grow at an impressive rate. In fact, mobile data use was up more than 82 percent growth last year – more data than was used in the first six and a half years of this decade all together.

This growth in voice calls, texts, and data is driven in part by the increasing number of wireless devices in the U.S. In 2018, Americans connected another 21.5 million mobile devices for a total of 421.7 million devices. But it’s not just about smartphones anymore as people are using data-only wireless devices that connect on-the-go such as watches, cars, health and fitness monitors, and household items with use growing 10 percent in 2018 to reach 139.4 million devices.

Wireless has never played a more central role in how we live, work, and play. As wireless use continues to explode and big-name carriers offer “unlimited” data plans that seem like the perfect answer, it’s important to understand if your plan is providing everything you need.

While many carriers offer unlimited data to a certain extent, their plans are filled with a lot of fine print and exclusion scenarios that will affect the quality of your service. Also affecting and limiting the amount of data you actually get using these plans are elements such as where you live (rural vs urban) and the types of devices you use (sometimes the unlimited part of your plan only applies to smartphones and excludes the other connected devices you use.)

For a deeper look into the hidden limitations of unlimited data plans check out this page on our website at: The Truth of Unlimited Plans.

Here at Softcom, we don’t play word games with our customers. We know that you want unlimited data – which is why we already provide it. We offer speedy, stress-free internet backed by 4G LTE technology and unlimited usage without data caps, overage charges, extra fees or hidden restrictions. Use as much as you want, we won’t stop you or slow you down.

If you’re confused about data caps, coverage or using your wireless devices with your Softcom wireless internet service, give our customer service team a call at (800) 982-7675, option 1. We are headquartered in Galt, California and currently cover nearly 1,000 square miles of mostly rural area ranging from Elk Grove to Stockton, and Walnut Grove to Lake Camanche. From world-renowned wineries to single-family homes, we provide the bandwidth necessary for all of our customers to connect, communicate and enjoy a speedy, successful internet experience. Call us to learn more, we’re here to help!

Kristy CooperU.S. consumers use record amount of wireless data in 2018

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