8th January 2019

Landline phone usage halves as mobile data dramatically jumps up.

Summary

The popularity of messaging apps and smartphones has resulted in landlines being used less and less.

In 2012 the UK made 103 billion minutes of landline calls but only 54 billion in 2017

According to Sky News, research shows that the landline telephone use has halved, while mobile data has increased tenfold in the past six years.

In 2012 the UK made 103 billion minutes of landline calls but only 54 billion in 2017. In the sale period mobile call minutes have increased from 132.1 billion to 148.6 billion with an average data usage of 1.9 gigabytes of data which is significantly increase from 0.2 gigabytes.

Smartphones, broadband, social media and nuisance calls have all contributed to the demise of the landline.

The survey confirms that younger people prefer to use messaging such as WhatsApp and Snapchat rather than calling and don’t care that the codes identify the geographic location of the caller.

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