While 4G LTE networks are certainly as fast as some broadband connections, using too much would mean possibly going over your data limit, which in turn could lead to a pretty expensive phone bill, which is why it is not surprising to see smartphone owners try to connect to WiFi hotspots whenever available. That being said, the folks at the Wireless Broadband Alliance published a report not too long ago based on data compiled by research company, Informa Telecoms & Media, which revealed that for the first time, smartphone-based hotspot connections now outnumber laptops.

According to the data gathered by Informa, hotspot connections from smartphones sit at 40%, followed extremely closely by laptops at 39%, with tablets still sitting pretty low at 17%. While surfing on a laptop is definitely a much more pleasant experience, especially with a larger keyboard and display, the fact is our smartphones fit in our pockets and don’t require us to boot it up, or wait for it to shut down, which makes searching for a piece of information a quick and painless experience. What do you guys think? Do you agree with the report?

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