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ACMA report reveals decline in fixed-line phone connections

MEDIA RELEASE: 22 October 2019: The household landline telephone has continued its decline, with new ACMA data showing that for the first time more than half of Australian adults rely solely on their mobile for making and receiving voice calls at home.

Our Mobile-only Australia: Living without a fixed line at home report shows that the trend is being driven by younger Australians, with 79 per cent of those aged 25–34 forgoing fixed-line phones at home in favour of mobiles only for voice calls—an increase of 27 per cent in just five years.

Overall, more than five million Australian adults have become ‘mobile-only’ for voice services at home since 2014. That has led to 51 per cent of Australian adults being ‘mobile-only’ for voice at home in the 12 months to June 2019, compared to 27 per cent in the year to June 2014.

Visit the ACMA website to view the interactive report

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