Planes, trains and gigabytes — modern travelers increasingly reliant on mobile devices

These days few of us even leave the house without our smartphones. It’s no secret we’re addicted to our mobile devices, checking them constantly, and using them for all sorts of things — from talking, texting, emailing and taking photos and videos, to browsing websites, checking the weather, accessing maps and playing games.

A new infographic from Mophie titled “A Day in the Life of a Data Traveler” shows exactly how much we rely on our mobile devices when traveling and provides interesting stats on how we use our smartphones while away and the amount of data being consumed per action.

The infographic is included below, so you can take a look for yourself, but some of the highlights include the fact that 82.6 percent of leisure travelers use their smartphones constantly while on vacation, and the average business traveler checks his or her phone an average of 34 times a day (is that all?).

Daily use is broken down to include 23 minutes of talking, 20 minutes of texting, 18 minutes of emailing, 16 minutes of browsing the web and 11 minutes of social networking.

The infographic also includes a guide to US cellular data averages, so you can see at a glance exactly how and why your usage skyrockets while away from home.

Fascinating stuff.

Photo Credit: LDprod/Shutterstock


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