With a growing number of people said to be favouring mobiles over landlines, it could be time to sell used phones and upgrade to a superior device.
New figures from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) show that one in five individuals have now shunned the option of a landline in favour of a mobile.
Of those who still have a permanent, fixed connection to their home, 89 per cent also enjoy the benefits of access to a mobile, reported the Herald Sun.
And from this total, some 37 per cent have already invested in a smartphone – such as an iPhone 4S, HTC or BlackBerry model.
“Increasing functionality of smartphones and handset innovations (bigger screens and easy- to-use interface et cetera), are driving adoption, with smartphone users being the most active users of online services via mobiles in Australia,” explained ACMA chairman Chris Chapman.
Businesses were recently given an incentive to choose BlackBerry for their next set of mobiles, as the brand's manufacturer Research in Motion confirmed the release of management tool BlackBerry Fusion.
Posted by Claire Marshall