Callers go mobile

29 October 2007

MORE than 100,000 residential landline telephones are being
disconnected every year, as more people opt for mobile

A report by national
consumer group Choice, however, says there could be disadvantages to
hanging up on the home phone. "One part of the equation people often
overlook is trying to make calls to someone without a landline,"
spokesman Christopher Zinn said. "Phoning their mobile is usually going
to cost you more."

Choice said residential landlines had decreased by more than 100,000
per year for the three years to June last year, down to 11.3 million.
In contrast, mobile phones have grown to 19.8 million.

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