US mobile data doubles

US people cannot get enough of their mobile phones and consumption of mobile data nearly doubled.

In a report Chetan Sharma, a consultant for wireless carriers, said that worldwide, the average consumption was 240 megabytes a month this year, up from 140 megabytes last year.

This figure means that in the US your average bod downloaded the equivalent of 1,200 photos compared with 690 photos he downloaded a month last year.

Sharma thinks that the uptick in data use could be attributed, at least partly, to the widespread coverage of LTE, which is 10 times faster than its predecessor, 3G.

Another reason was the popularity of phones with bigger screens, like the newer Samsung’s Galaxy smartphone, which download bigger images.

There is also the rise of people using tablets to connect to the worldwide wibble on the move.