Usage of mobile data and communication services on mobile phones in selected countries at least once a week as of 2016

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Text messagesE-mailSocial networksInstant messagingVoice callsVoIP
United Kingdom85%63%53%49%15%12%
United States80%65%56%40%22%18%

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This statistic presents the weekly usage of mobile data and communication services on mobile phones in selected countries as of 2016. During the survey period it was found that 40 percent of mobile users in the United States accessed instant messaging services on their phone phones at least on a weekly basis.
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Release date
December 2016
Survey time period
Age group
18 years and older
Special properties
phone or smartphone owners; at least once a week
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
UK=3712, GER=1838, JPN=1431, AUS=1864, ITA=1862, SWE=1906, FRA=1847, USA=1774 Q.34 Please state which, if any, you have used (at least once a week)? Note: Text messaging is not relevant for Japan, as respondents may have confused text messaging with similar services that are available.
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