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Share of reasons for owning a landline phone in the UK 2017

This statistic illustrates the share of reasons for owning a landline phone besides a cellular phone in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017. The highest share of respondents, that corresponded to 43 percent, stated that they owned landline phones because of less expensive call rates, whereas 39 percent of respondents stated that they had a landline phone to call people who don't have a cellphone.
In recent years, the main method of making and receiving telephone calls at home was using a mobile phone, while the use of landline phones decreased. In addition, the share of households owning only fixed phones was small compared to households owning fixed and mobile phones.

Share of reasons for owning a landline phone besides a cellular phone in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017

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Source

Release date

May 2017

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

May 3, 2017 to May 11, 2017

Number of respondents

844 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

respondents are English speaking residential population who own a landline phone

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "For you, what reasons would speak in favor of having a landline phone besides a cellphone?"

Multiple answers were available

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