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EE" target="out">iPhone 5 Owners use most Mobile Data

Apple EE" target="out">iPhone 5 owners use the most mobile download data of all European smartphone owners, according to new research.

In a new study, Apple EE" target="out">iPhone 5 owners were found to use 50 per cent more download data than EE" target="out">iPhone 4S users - the top group in last year's list.

However, the Samsung Galaxy S III was top of the list for data uploads, ahead of the EE" target="out">iPhone 3G and the third-placed EE" target="out">iPhone 5.

This is the third year of the study, conducted by Arieso, and for the first time smartphone users were shown to be downloading more data than tablet owners.

"This is pretty counterintuitive, but it seems the capabilities of the newest smartphones – not tablets - are unleashing even greater user demand," said Michael Flanagan, Arieso's chief technology officer. "Once you move away from raw consumption statistics, the most remarkable finding is the way in which people use smartphones and tablets."

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 was above the Apple iPad on the tablet data list, with Tab 2 owners using 20 per cent more download data than iPad users.

The bulk of data use is coming from a minority of customers, Arieso found. The top one per cent of users consume 40 per cent of download data, while the top 0.1 per cent are using 20 per cent of the data. In last year's study, the top one per cent consumed 50 per cent of mobile download data.

The survey looked at activity by 125 different mobile devices on one tier-one European mobile network.



And do not forget that you can KEEP your existing mobile phone number if you decide to switch mobile phone operators. All you need is your PAC code. Use our handy tool on to obtain your PAC code.



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What is an PAC code?

An porting authorisation code, or PAC code, allows you to transfer your existing mobile phone number from to another mobile phone provider so that if you change mobile phone networks you do not have to give everyone a new number... You can keep your existing mobile phone number. The process is termed mobile number portability, or number porting. It's quick, FREE and very easy to do - follow the instructions here for full details on how to port your mobile phone number to a new network provider.

NOTE: You can purchase your new phone contract and then obtain your PAC code. It is not essential to have your PAC code prior to purchasing your new phone. However, you will need your PAC code if you want to keep your existing phone number (i.e. transfer your current number to your new provider). Use our handy tool above to obtain your PAC code.

PAC codes are FREE.

To keep your mobile phone number when switching to another mobile phone network, use our handy tool to obtain your PAC code. Just select your current and new phone provider click OK and you'll receive full instructions for obtaining your PAC code.