Australians don’t like the landline

New figures from the Australian Communications and Media Authority show more Australians are hanging up the land-line in favour of mobiles.

The figures show about 14% of mobile phone users no longer use a fixed-line telephone at home. The survey profiled about 18,000 users.

Of those people choosing to hang onto their fixed lines, about 33% said it was cheaper and more convenient than mobiles, and 13% said it was because they offer better quality or a better service. About 7% said they keep fixed line for internet connections.

The ACMA figures show the number of fixed-line lines remained at 10.7 million since June 2000, but the number of mobile connections has increased by 16.2 million in the same amount of time.

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