Mobile phones and mobile internet devices are an increasingly important feature of Australia’s communications landscape. But to what extent have they become substitutes for fixed-line telephone and internet?
The latest researchacma snapshot investigates the increasing number of consumers who no longer rely on fixed communications, instead using mobile devices for voice, messaging and internet access.
Key findings from Australians get mobile—using mobile devices for voice, messaging and internet access show that at December 2014:
- 12 per cent of adult Australians were exclusively mobile—without a fixed-line telephone or fixed internet connection at home, and using mobile devices for voice, messaging and internet access. This grew from 10 per cent at December 2013.
- 29 per cent of adult Australians were mobile-only phone users—with a mobile phone but no fixed-line telephone at home. This grew from 13 per cent at December 2010.
- 21 per cent of adult Australians were mobile-only internet users—relying on a mobile device (mobile phone, tablet or mobile broadband connection) to access the internet. This grew from 19 per cent at December 2013.
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