Three mobile customers use 36% more data than a year ago

Since launching 4G, Three’s started seeing customers use on average over a third more data than they did previously, as faster mobile internet allows them to do more of their internetting on the go...

If you've got a smartphone on Three's mobile internet, then chances are that you now use a lot more data than you used to.

According to Three's latest financial results, the average Three customer gobbles up 2.6GB of data per month, compared to just 1.8GB in June 2013.

That's an increase of about 36% in 12 months, during which time Three launched its superfast 4G mobile internet service.

This partly explains the increase, as faster speeds often lead to higher data consumption simply because you're able to do more using mobile internet.

Dave Dyson, chief executive of Three, said: "We've delivered a huge amount in a short space of time and I'm particularly proud of the positive improvements we've continued to make to our customers' experience."

This week, Three launched a new mobile app called Three inTouch, which allows Three customers to use their phone to make calls and send texts using Wi-Fi instead of a mobile signal.

From August, it'll be available as a free download, from the Apple App Store for iPhone and Google Play if your phone's on Android, and without even needing to log in any calls or texts will be taken directly from your allowance.

The arrival of Three inTouch comes just weeks after EE announced it will soon launch a similar service, both of which could be handy if you're somewhere with no mobile signal but which does have a wireless hotspot.

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