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Type of device used for especially long calls in the UK 2017, by frequency

This statistic illustrates the share of device used to make long calls in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017, by type of device. The highest share of respondents, which corresponded to 27 percent, stated that they always used the landline. Whereas 22 percent of respondents always used the cellphone.
Similarly, respondents used landline phones more to make calls about personal appointments rather than using cellphones. Generally, there were many reasons for owning landline phones, but the most important reason was the less expensive call rates, especially for long calls.

Share of type of device used to make especially long calls in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017, by frequency

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Release date

May 2017


United Kingdom

Survey time period

May 3, 2017 to May 11, 2017

Number of respondents

765 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

respondents are English speaking residential population who own a landline phone and a smartphone

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "What device do you use for which calls? - especially long phone calls"

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