It has been revealed in a recent survey that well over two million Australians have ditched their fixed line phone service in favour of their mobiles, as the nation’s love affair with the smart phone continues.
In Australia, as in many other countries around the world, the range of high tech smart phones that have hit the markets over recent years have helped to revolutionize our lives in many ways, giving us more freedom, flexibility and convenience when it comes to communications and entertainment and enabling us to stay connected no matter where we are.
As the nation’s love affair with these smart phones continues it has been revealed that many people are now choosing their mobile phones over the landline ones. In fact, it was revealed in a recent survey that well over two million Australians have ditched their fixed line phone service in favour of their mobiles.
Data from Roy Morgan research has shown that in total just under two and a half million Australians aged fourteen and over have now ditched their fixed line phone in favour of their mobile phones. In total there are now twenty two million mobile phones that are active in the country, which equates to more than one phone for every man, woman and child in the country.
Analysts have said that smart phones are now becoming popular amongst the older generation whereas at first they were gadgets with a high concentration of users and fans in the younger age groups. One analyst said: “What we are seeing now is that smartphone usage is becoming very reflective of the general mainstream population.”