Share of elderly who use their smartphone for selected purposes in Norway 2018

In 2018, 76 percent of elderly Norwegians used their smartphone to call someone every day, while another 59 percent were texting on a daily basis. Furthermore, 37 percent accessed the internet via their smartphones, and 29 percent logged into social media every day. During this year, 60 percent of the elderly did not use the payment method Vipps at all.

Share of elderly who use their smartphone for selected purposes in Norway in 2018

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Release date

April 2019



Survey time period

October 25 to November 16, 2018

Number of respondents

951 respondents

Age group

61-100 years

Special properties

Respondents who have access to a smartphone/mobile phone

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

*Vipps is a Norwegian mobile payment application designed for smartphones and developed by DNB. It gives the user the possibility to make payments to a receivers telephone number instead of an account number.

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