Want China Times
By: Ho Ying-wei and Staff Reporter
More than 44% of mobile phone users in Taiwan seldom used their phones to make calls
because they use social networks and instant messaging apps, according to a survey on internet broadband usage in Taiwan published Aug. 27 by the Taiwan Network Information Center.
The survey was conducted nationwide among people aged 12 and over, with a sample of 3,155 respondents.
Internet users over the age of 11 account for 83.7% of the total number and they mainly use go online with ADSL or VDSL broadband.
Meanwhile, 88.8% of users have broadband connections at home.
The internet is most widely used to visit social networking sites, as indicated by 60.1% of the respondents in the poll, and for instant messaging, as 56.3% said, an increase from 51.5% last year. [FULL STORY]