Survey: Flat-rate plans key to more mobile Internet usage

A new survey of people in the United States and the United Kingdom found that if flat-rate data plans were more easily accessible, consumers would use the mobile Internet more. The survey, sponsored by mobile Internet company Volantis and conducted by YouGov earlier this month, found that 49 percent of mobile users surveyed said they would be more likely to sign up for flat-rate plans if carriers made them more readily available. Flat-rate plans are generally the norm among major U.S. carriers, which has led to an increase in mobile data traffic.  Release