It’s a familiar feeling when you get a text from your phone provider saying you’ve nearly run out of data for the month. Depending on what sort of mobile phone contract you’re on, if you don’t keep an eye on the amount of data you’re using you can find yourself landed with a hefty bill.
Here’s 10 simple ways to minimise your data expenditure on both Android and iPhone.
There is no doubt that the Galaxy S7 and iPhone 6S are the two biggest smartphone competitors currently available on the market. Both offer phablet variants as well, with the Galaxy S7 Edge competing directly against the iPhone 6S Plus. So how do these two premium smartphone contenders stack up? Here is a rundown of the relative qualities of the two devices.
BTIG’s Apple analyst, Walter Piecyk, cut his revenue and EPS estimates on the company last week due to concerns that the iPhone replacement cycle is lengthening. UBS ’ analyst, Steve Milunovich, brought up the same concern in a March 14 report but note that he kept his March quarter iPhone estimate the same at 52 million on March 22. I believe that an elongation of the iPhone replacement cycle is the biggest threat to the iPhone’s financial returns.
Piecyk has a detailed analysis by US carrier (AT&T Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon) and by pre and post-paid plans of upgrade rates and number of devices sold. The general results are that the upgrade rates of the post-paid smartphone install base declines from the low 30%’s to the mid-20%’s in 2016 and 2017. This means the units sold growth rate drops from a positive 5% to a negative 5% in 2016. The pre-paid upgrade rates also decreases but by a smaller amount and since post-paid is over 70% of units sold the changes to its upgrade rate has the biggest impact.