Type of cellular data service preferred for next 5G smartphone worldwide 2017

This statistic shows the survey results to the question about which type of 5G cellular data service smartphone owners worldwide would prefer for their next 5G-enabled smartphone. During the survey, 49 percent of respondents said that they would prefer an unlimited data plan.

Assuming your next smartphone would be 5G enabled, please indicate which type of cellular data service you prefer for your next smartphone?

Share of respondents
Unlimited data (with speed limits)49%
Guaranteed speed (with data usage limits)27%
Pay-per-use data (with speed limits)8%
Pay-per-use data (guaranteed speed)17%
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Release date

September 2017



Survey time period

July 30 to August 5, 2017

Number of respondents


Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Smartphone owners

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* The global online survey was conducted with 5,844 respondents in 6 countries. Sample sizes were as follows: United States (n=1,002), China (n=1,010), United Kingdom (n=1,000), France (n=1,006), Germany (n=1,002), and Finland (n=824).

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