Saturday, October 23, 2004

Fixed line endangered species

As also stated at the Fall VON 2004 in Boston from many sides, home phones face uncertain future.

BBC NEWS | Technology | Home phones face uncertain future

Few people know how mobile and fixed line costs compared
The fixed line phone in your home could soon be an endangered species.

Research by handset maker Nokia shows that more and more people are using their mobile phone for every call they make or take.

The Nokia-sponsored research showed that mobiles and fixed phones were used for different purposes. According to the study, more than 45 million people in the UK, Germany, US and South Korea now only use a mobile.

It showed that people keep their fixed line phone because call charges are lower, but most of those questioned said the future was definitely mobile.

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