Mobile phone use taking over home handsets
The meteoric rise in the popularity of mobile phones throughout the world has seen the number of people using landlines lessen to a great extent.
Latest findings from the Roy Morgan Research Single Source Survey found that as of December last year 88 per cent of Australians owned a mobile phone.
This compares to 80 per cent of the population who have a home phone connection in their household, which is down from 90 per cent in 2007.
It was recently suggested by chief technology officer of Timico and council member of the Internet Telephony Services Providers' Association Trefor Davies that landlines could come to an end when Voice over Internet Protocol technology is more refined.
Industry communications director at Roy Morgan Research Norman Morris said of the firm's findings: "Mobile phone adoption has been increasing for many years now. As a consequence of increasing mobile phone usage we are seeing a drop off in household fixed-line connections."
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