For example, he said, there were an unusually high number of Android users in the audiences. “This is somewhat indicative of a lower income bracket,” he explained. Saying that the Samsung S5 was the most popular phone at the two events, “which is kind of an old phone. These are not people buying the latest technology,” he said.
As the old adage goes: if you don't pay for the product, you are the product. Except, consumers do pay for mobile service, yet they still become products.
At a time when virtual reality is on the verge of delivering 3D virtual communications, and Hangouts and Skype are free, many people rely on old-fashioned one-dimensional POTS voice conferencing. They don’t use Skype and Google Hangouts because their bad experiences with video calls convinced them that the quality of these apps isn’t good enough.
But those apps aren't the problem, Max Patterson asserts. It's the broadband providers. According to Akamai's [state of the internet] Q1 2016 report, the U.S. isn't among the top broadband providers.
You are in a maze of UUCP connections, all alike.