Throw out your computer! Folks, the smart phone is rapidly becoming Australia’s chosen device when it comes to accessing the internet. More and more Australian’s are using their phones for accessing email, watching entertainment, visiting social network sites and now they can even post jobs and find services, as well!
Yes,the mobile phone is no longer simply for talking & texting. Over the past year mobile internet usage has doubled in Australia with roughly 50% of Australian’s now owning internet enabled phones, and almost 30% of those accessing the internet daily on their devices.
And the numbers are only going to go up. Over the past two years Telstra has seen traffic on its Next G Mobile network doubling every 8 months, and they don’t expect that growth to stop any time soon.
With smart phones such as the iPhone, HTC Desire, Samsung Galaxy, Nokia N8 and more, accessing the internet is now as easy as touching a button. Some make it even easier, with inbuilt applications to help you stay in touch with friends via facebook, email, twitter and more.
Internet searches are the most popular activity on phones, but checking the news and weather, viewing maps, finding directions and social networking are all up there as well.
So what does this all mean? Well we learnt a long time ago that the internet is here to stay. So it’s only natural that how we access and use the internet is changing too. With the world becoming more connected, having our email, friends and entertainment at the reach of our fingers is no longer just a novelty but a big part of our lives and how we function.
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*Data according to Nielsen research.