Survey: Mobile Data Services Still Too Expensive

december 12, 2006  12:43 pm
Citing cost concerns, three-quarters of U.S. wireless phone users failed to sign up for mobile data services other than text-messaging during the third quarter of this year, according to a survey of teens and adults by technology research firm IDC. Text messaging, meanwhile, continues to see rapid growth. Nearly half of those surveyed sent or received at least one SMS message in the third quarter, while SMS subscription plans have crossed the 50% mark.