Mobile Data Use Surging, but Tablets Largely a Wi-Fi-Only Affair
Even when tablet buyers opt for a device with the ability to use a cellular network, most are opting to use the device only on Wi-Fi.
In a report released on Monday, analyst Chetan Sharma said that 90 percent of tablets are using Wi-Fi, even though some of those are capable of using a cellular connection. As a result, carriers are a less important factor when it comes to tablet sales.
One key reason is that U.S. carriers don’t allow users to share a data plan with other devices