Friday, May 14th, 2010

Cell phones using more data than voice


According to this article in the New York Times, people are shifting rapidly to less voice, more data on their cell phones. In a few years it seems likely that data use, not minutes will be how your mobile bill gets compiled. Of course in Canada we’ll stay with the old system until it collapses around us. That’s just what we do.

Warren Frey is a journalist, freelance writer, podcaster, video producer, and all-around media consultant currently based in Vancouver, Canada. His written work has appeared in such publications as Metro Vancouver, the Westender, Mac | Life and the Japan Times.

2 Responses to “ Cell phones using more data than voice ”

Cam C. says:

It’s kind of moot for Telus/Bell’s new 3G network because all communications, voice and data, are carried over the same network, if I’ve got it right.

jabberwocky says:

I find it interesting that we are more interested in communicating with other people through sms, twitter, and email than we are with in actually talking with someone. Even if they are in the same room as one another. devices like the iPad will probably replace the cell phone in time.

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