Usage of prepaid or contract phone plans for mobile and smartphones in Germany 2016

This statistic shows the results of a survey on the usage of prepaid or contract phone plans for smartphones and mobile phones in Germany from 2013 to 2016. In 2016, there were roughly 22.79 million private mobile or smartphone users among the German population aged 14 years and older who used a prepaid card.

Number of mobile or smartphone users with a prepaid or contract phone plan in Germany from 2013 to 2016

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Source

Release date

November 2016

Region

Germany

Survey time period

2013 to 2016

Age group

14 years and older

Special properties

German-speaking users of a private mobile phone or smartphone

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

Information on base:
German-speaking population ages 14 and older in private households, at main residence in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Information on random sample:
2013: 8,702 respondents, projected base of 70.33 million persons
2014: 8,156 respondents, projected base of 70.52 million persons
2015: 7,009 respondents, projected base of 69.24 million persons
2016: 7,026 respondents, projected base of 69.56 million persons

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Do you have a mobile phone with a fixed contract, i.e. do you receive a monthly bill, or do you have a mobile phone with a prepaid card, i.e. a card with a certain balance?"
(Original German question: "Haben Sie ein Mobiltelefon mit einem Festvertrag, bekommen Sie also im Nachhinein eine monatliche Rechnung, oder haben Sie ein Mobiltelefon mit Prepaid-Karte, also mit einer Guthabenkarte?")

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