Mobile connections are on the rise. According to a TechWorld news article, an increasing number of Australians are doing away with their fixed line phones and substituting them with mobile devices.
“By the end of 2012, about 3.3 million Australians aged 18 and over were only using mobile phones for calls, according to the Australian Communications and Media Authority. The ACMA attributed the rise in cord cutting to better mobile phones, services and plans.
Most mobile-only users are under the age of 35 (61 per cent), live in a metropolitan area (63 per cent) and have a personal income of less than $50,000 (66 per cent), the ACMA said.
Over 12 months in 2012, the number of mobile-only users grew by 20 per cent, consistent with growth rates in the previous two years, the ACMA said.
The largest segment of cord cutters in 2012 was between the ages of 25 and 34, representing 38 per cent of the growth, the ACMA found. That group also represents 38 per cent of all mobile-only users, it said.”
Are you one of the many consumers thinking of abandoning your landline for a mobile device? Doing so will allow you to gain certain advantages. For instance, dealers of Telstra in Melbourne offer many different combinations of SMS, talk, and browsing to suit your needs and budget, features which you won’t likely find in basic landline services. However, going fully mobile may also allow you to lose some of the benefits of having a landline as well.
When deciding between a landline and mobile phone, you need to first evaluate your typical phone usage. Mobile phone plans typically have a limited number of minutes for calls, while most landline plans come with unlimited call minutes and cost much lower. Also, depending on where you live, you might not have a good enough call reception in your home, which can leave you susceptible to poor call quality and dropped calls.
Fortunately, Telstra dealers in Melbourne such as Telco World offer bundled plans that allow you to enjoy the best of both worlds. With these bundled plans, you can have your home phone, broadband, and mobile phone services rolled into one great money-saving and feature-rich package.
(Source: More Australians ditch landlines, go mobile, TechWorld, July 5, 2013)