If you are the typical consumer you are likely using 50% of your voice minutes, more text messaging and more data. Its kind of crazy that 70% of your monthly bill is comprised of talk minutes yet you probably use data on the phone 90% of the time. Another thing that is crazy is that your are likely uploading and downloading most of your data on your home Wifi network. You are already paying for this data access and your cell phone company does not provide you with any transparency of how much data you are using on the 4G network.
With all of the problems the carriers are having getting their data networks in order. They should be helping their customers use their 3G and 4G networks less and encourage customers to offload data via WiFi. I think the future of 3G and 4G or LTE networks will be as a last resort and Wifi will be the standard now that hotspots are growing 5X faster than cell phone towers. AT&T was the first carrier to do this by removing all you can eat plans.
WeFi is a WiFi hotspot location service that works on netbook, laptop, Symbian and Android platforms. The company helps members find nearby hotspots, complete with maps of their locations. There are also Symbian and Android mobile apps to work with WeFi on the go. The company collects anonymous data from devices that connect to a hotspot via the service, along with generic information like how many devices are connected to a particular hotspot. With a population base of over 5 million users, and a database of 60 million hotspots globally, the statistics show big changes in Wi-Fi usage. 50% of all Android devices analyzed consumed more than 500 MB of data per month each through Wi-Fi hotspots, and 20 percent of those Android owners flew through more than 2 GB of data over the month. That surprised me to see all of the free Wifi web usage and carriers need to change quickly as AT&T Wifi only has 20,000 free locations and this needs to change quickly for them to keep up.