Mobile Future

Americans Still Use Mobile Data During International Travel

Did you know that one in three Americans will travel outside of the U.S. over the next year? A new survey by Verizon illustrates some interesting facts about how we plan to use our connected devices as we jet set around the globe.

A full 80% of Americans plan to use their smartphone in some shape or form while traveling outside of the United States. And 65% of that usage is to stay in touch with family members and friends. Plus, nearly 40% of us will be using our mobile devices to update social media with photos from our travels.

Wireless travel plans offered by carriers like Verizon’s TravelPass, allow consumers to stay connected to loved ones easily and in real time. When traveling, we also want to be able to text, talk, and browse the web for suggestions of things to do and see in the city we are visiting.

Verizon found that their customers used an average of 18MB per day in March 2015.  Just one year later, it has risen to 67 MB/day. That’s a 272% increase! It’s great to see wireless carriers working to provide consumers international-friendly data plans that allow us all to keep in touch.

To learn more about Verizon’s survey findings, click here.