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iPhone, iPad owners use Wi-Fi more often than Android users

Mel Martin

That's the word from comScore in a study that shows some interesting differences in Wi-Fi use depending on geography, platform and carrier.

A key finding is that iPhone owners tap into WiFi more than Android users. The study reveals that 71 percent of all unique iPhones used both mobile and Wi-Fi networks to connect to the Internet, while only 32 percent of unique Android mobile phones used both types of connections. A further analysis of this pattern of behavior in the U.K. shows consistent results, as 87 percent of unique iPhones used both mobile and Wi-Fi networks for web access compared to a lower 57 percent of Android phones.

There are some other interesting tidbits in the study. US AT&T users are far more likely than Verizon users to seek out Wi-Fi connectivity. 58% of AT&T users use mobile and Wi-Fi networks, while only 32% of Verizon customers use both. The study doesn't explain the numbers. It could be AT&T users wanting something better than what the AT&T network offers, or something else not so obvious.

You can read more about the study here. If you use a mixed serving of Wi-Fi and cellular networks, why so? And what's your take on why iPhone users use more Wi-Fi than Android owners?

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