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Mobiles Being Used For Internet More Than Phone Calls

As the popularity of smartphones increases, the way people use their mobile is dramatically changing with more people using it for internet than calls. Now might be a good time to trade-in your old phone and use the money to buy a new multi-purpose handset.

According to findings carried out by Ericsson, data traffic is far more popular than voice traffic and it was announced at the CTIA Wireless 2010 convention in Las Vegas that the gap between the two connectivity methods is set to widen further in future.

Speaking at a management briefing in Vegas, Ericsson president and CEO Hans Vestberg commented on the news saying: “This is a significant milestone with some 400 million mobile broadband subscriptions now generating more data traffic than the voice traffic from the total 4.6 billion mobile subscriptions around the world.

“Our view that the appeal of anywhere, anytime connectivity would drive mobile broadband growth is confirmed by the real world measurements under taken by Ericsson.”

The popularity of using mobiles to access the internet is down to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter who people rely on to stay in touch with friends and keep up to date with news. Ericsson believes that over 100 million people access Facebook through their handset.

Do you feel out of touch because you don’t have a smartphone and internet access on the go? Trade-in your old phone for cash to pay for a new handset.

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