OpenSignal normally gives us info on the state of U.S. carrier networks, but this week the group put out a slightly different report.
According to OpenSignal, T-Mobile customers spend less time on Wi-Fi than customers on AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon. T-Mo customers spend 41 percent of their time on Wi-Fi, which is down from 43 percent one year ago.
To compare, AT&T customers spend 49 percent of their time on Wi-Fi, Sprint customers spend 51 percent of their time on Wi-Fi, and Verizon customers spend 51 percent of their time on Wi-Fi. AT&T and Verizon’s numbers each fell 3 percentage points year-over-year while Sprint remained the same.
“As competition in the U.S. market grows, all four operators have launched competitive unlimited data plans,” OpenSignal says. “And as more and more customers migrate to these plans, users are likely becoming more confident about consuming data over cellular networks without worrying about racking up big bills.”
OpenSignal also notes that T-Mobile has been offering an unlimited plan for years now, and because it’s seen as a distuptor, T-Mo has a reputation for being more attractive to younger customers who are more likely to spend time away from Wi-Fi.
About how much time would you say that you spend on Wi-Fi?