The growth of mobile phones is quite alarming and with the emergence of more and more features on handsets, it’s no surprise that many people in the United Kingdom own one. With that, the results of a recent survey will not surprise many after it was found that over half of respondents would be happy to replace their traditional landline with a mobile phone.
Burnside Telecom quizzed 3000 UK customers, with the results showing that 52% would be happy to replace their landline.
Another interesting statistic from the survey was the type of people who were not prepared to ditch their landline. Of those respondents, 73% were over 65 which suggest that the older generation are not interested in making wholesale changes to their communication methods. However, this statistic also hints that as time progresses, more and more people may be in favour of using just a mobile handset.
The survey also found that people would be extremely cautious about a constant battery supply and signal strength with 40 percent of respondents claiming that the former was at the top of their priorities while 39% claimed that the latter was at the top of theirs.
The results of the survey also indicated that there is a demand for a handset that acts as both a landline and a mobile phone. 20% of respondents claimed that they would like a landline handset to have portability, which could send a message to manufacturers.
Speaking about the results, the chief executive of Burnside Telecom Colin Atiken said:
“This research emphasizes the continuing pace of evolution and increasing move away from copper and fixed line communications to mobile networks. Burnside Telecom is committed to a range of product and service development to delivery new solutions in numerous sectors including retail, telecare, construction, marine and transport environments.”