We are paying for 143 million GB of mobile data we don’t use, claims uSwitch survey

“Confusion is adding to the issue with a fifth (21%) of mobile customers unaware of how much allowance is included in their package” reports Mobile customers in the UK are collectively paying for 143 million gigabytes worth of data every month that they don’t use, according to research by, the price comparison and switching service.Over a third (36%) of mobile customers who have data built into their contracts don’t keep track of their mobile internet usage – 5% of those either didn’t know they could do this at all or don’t know how to.The research suggests that a huge number of mobile users are in packages where the data allowance is too big for their needs – at the end of every month, mobile customers are sitting on an average of 3.4GB of data that is essentially going to waste.

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