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Landline phones: most frequent type of call use in the UK 2017

This statistic illustrates the share of landline phone use to call in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017, by type of call. The highest share of respondents, which corresponded to 50 percent, used landline phones to make long phone calls, whereas 45 percent used landlines to make calls regarding personal appointments.
There were many reasons to own landlines phones, but the most noticeable reason was the less expensive call rates. Generally, the main method for making and receiving telephone calls was using mobile phones.

Share of landline phone use to make calls in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017, by type of call

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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? - answer: always the landline or more often the landline"
*e.g. doctor, school or government offices.

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