Telstra 24×7 app downloaded on iOS four times more than on Android?
On Friday Telstra made an interesting status update. It appears as though the Telstra 24×7 app has been downloaded 250,000 times on Android and iOS devices, which is really quite a remarkable number.
But you know what’s not so remarkable? It appears that the Telstra 24×7 app has been downloaded many more on iOS devices than it has been on Android. After seeing this status update I decided to check how many times Android users have downloaded the app on Google Play.
It turns out that the Telstra 24×7 app for Android has accumulated 10,000-50,000 downloads, meaning that the iOS version must have the remaining 200,000+. After Telstra has seemingly been going more and more Android, it seems strange to have the OS be so ‘out-downloaded’ by iOS. I’ve reached out to Telstra for the official stats on Android vs iOS downloads but for the time being we’ll have to go on this.
What gives? Are iOS users more ready to be downloading carrier apps? Are there more iOS users out there? The stats don’t seem to say so. Or perhaps, are iOS users more in need of 24×7 help for when their iPhone or iPad simply gives out?
It’s quite interesting to see who is downloading this app. Perhaps Android users are fed up with pre-installed carrier apps and don’t want to have any more on their phones?