I missed this report is from late last year. It’s hard to believe but even if it’s not totally accurate it’s still directionally true that data-consumptions (especially if you count in-home internet) is becoming our most expensive “utility.”
Just over one in five (21%) spend more on their mobile service plan each month than they do groceries.
In fact, there are a few other basics that Americans spend less on than they do their mobile service plan. A third (33%) spend less on basic utilities such as water, gas and electric than they do their mobile phone, as well as cable TV (57%) and the Internet (71%).