With the growing need to stay connected, smartphones are becoming an essential accessory while traveling. 82.6% of leisure travelers use their phones all the time while on vacation and the average business traveler checks his or her smartphone a whopping 34 times a day. Mophie takes a look at how much mobile data travelers use each day and what they use it on, in the infographic below.
Phones are no longer just for talking. While research from the Consumer Electronics Association shows that talking is the top activity, the total time spent texting, emailing, browsing websites, and social networking combined nearly triples time spent talking. A traveler typically spends their time on the phone sending emails, checking local information, and looking for places to stay and eat. All of these activities can really add up, making your megabytes soar, and possibly your bill as well. In the first quarter of 2013, the average smartphone user gobbled up an average of 733MB/ month, but travel activities can easily rack up several gigabytes.