Verizon Wireless Customers' Super Bowl Data Usage Nearly Triple That Of Last Year's Big Game — Voice Calls 1,000% Greater Than Regular Season Game

By on February 5, 2012

Football fever was at an all-time high on Super Bowl Sunday and so was Verizon Wireless customer wireless data usage and calling.

From sharing pregame photos on Facebook® to tweeting about the game-winning drive, Verizon Wireless customers at Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis were busier than ever on their wireless devices, using 2.75 times more data than last year’s Super Bowl in Dallas and 4.5 times more data than a regular-season game at the stadium.

The Verizon Wireless pregame plan enhanced the company’s network at more than 30 venues around Indianapolis, including major hotels and all of the facilities where the game and related events took place. In addition to the all-time high data usage for a Super Bowl game, Verizon Wireless customers were talking up a storm. Call volume soared more than 1,000 percent – that’s 11 times more voice calls – than a regular-season Colts game.

Backed by the Verizon Wireless network, Super Bowl XLVI was the most viewed game all season on NFL Mobile, with 40 percent more viewers watching compared to Wildcard Weekend and more than twice the number of viewers compared to the highest-viewed regular season game. Viewership grew steadily over the course of the game with the highest viewing levels in the final two minutes of the fourth quarter.

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone and tablet customers used the nation’s largest 4G LTE network to stay connected and share the best moments of the year’s biggest sporting event with friends, family and fellow fans. Complementing the network, Verizon Wireless’ newly constructed Wi-Fi systems at the stadium and convention center enabled all wireless users, not just Verizon Wireless customers, to stay in touch throughout the game.

Verizon Wireless has invested more than $70 billion since the company was formed to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide network and to add new services; so whether standing on the sidelines, in the streets of Indianapolis, or watching across the country, Verizon Wireless customers won.