More Australians could be selling mobiles and switching to new devices

More people now have mobile phones than fixed lines in Australia, according to new research.

The Roy Morgan State of the Nation Report 9 revealed that 88 per cent of the population use mobile devices, while fixed landline use currently stands at 80.4 per cent.

Compiled from over half a million interviews conducted with consumers, the report suggests many people are selling their old phones to upgrade to a newer model.

It also showed that 79 per cent of Australians now have an internet connection at home.

Norman Morris, industry communications director at Roy Morgan Research, said the developments highlight “the willingness and capacity of the nation to keep up with the latest technology”.

He added that the adoption of new devices “appears to have been largely unaffected by the economic downturn”.

Figures recently published by the Australian Communications and Media Authority indicated there are now more mobile phones in the country than people.

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