More people in Taiwan using messaging apps instead of calling

Want China Times
Date: 2015-08-30
By: Ho Ying-wei and Staff Reporter

More than 44% of mobile phone users in Taiwan seldom used their phones to make calls

Smartphone users on the subway in Taipei. (Photo/Yang Chao-yuan)

Smartphone users on the subway in Taipei. (Photo/Yang Chao-yuan)

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]

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