With more than 81 million mobile subscriptions in the UK, mobile communications have become a ubiquitous and vital part of everyday life. How many people have mobile phones, which networks are preferred and what might the future hold? The following infographic explores this – here are the highlights:
- 9 in 10 UK adults have a mobile phone, up from just 50% in 2000
- 39% of UK adults access Internet on their phones
- Mobile phones have outpaced landlines in call volume.
- If everyone switched networks, O2 would actually be the runaway winner, with 27% of people preferring them to everyone else.
- GiffGaff would also jump nearly 100% with their customer base, up from 5% of the current market to 9% in total.
- Unsurprisingly, price is the key differentiator, followed by good reception.
- 50% of respondents would switch if they were not tied to a contract.
- A majority (59%) think/know that iPhone unlocking isn’t illegal.
- It is expected that by 2017, 95% of the UK population is covered with LTE signal.
- More people access social networks on their smartphones (57%) than on their computers (50%).
And here’s the infographic titled “The Spectrum of Networks,” prepared by the good folks of MobileUnlocked, with few additional details.