New figures from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) show that the average Australian uses 650MB of data each month. That serves as a reminder that if your mobile plan offers less than 1GB, you’re likely to end up paying too much.
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According to ACMA's annual Communications Report, in the three months ending June 2014, the average mobile phone user downloaded 1.9GB of data. That works out at just under 650MB a month, and is up 97 per cent on the previous year.
Side note: that doesn't mean, as we sometimes hear foolishly suggested, that wired broadband is dead. Over the same three month period, the average download for home broadband users was 155GB, up 53 per cent on the year before.
There are plenty of plans which include more than 1GB of data without paying a fortune; check out our recommendations for the best prepaid plans on each network.