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6 hours ago, apelike said:

In the UK the percentage of those over 16 that don't have a mobile phone now is very low at around 3%.

That’s really not true.

 

According to Statista, 4% of households don’t have a mobile at all. 20% of households only have one phone.

 

So, a conservative estimate would give mobile ownership at no more than 90%. Some of those won’t be smartphones.

 

https://www.statista.com/statistics/387184/number-of-mobile-phones-per-household-in-the-uk/

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5 hours ago, Longcol said:

Presumably you can provide a link to the pdf download?

I can supply this which is a link to the pdf download where I got the data from. 

 

https://www.google.com/search?q=what+percentage+of+the+uk+dont+have+a+mobile+phone&rlz=1C1CHBD_en-GBGB919GB919&oq=what+percentage+of+the+uk+dont+have+a+mobile+phone&aqs=chrome..69i57j33.23567j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

 

As stated it is from 2014.

 

5 hours ago, Longcol said:

Another link showing UK mobile ownership by adults a good deal less than 97%.

 

https://www.finder.com/uk/mobile-internet-statistics#:~:text=In 2019%2C 79% of UK,is spent on social media.

I think you will find that that link is mainly about mobile internet usage on a mobile phone by age group, not by ownership and not general mobile phone use. Although it does state that around 79% on UK adults own a smart phone it seems to vary on who is doing the survey. Many older people like me do not have or use a data package that allows them to surf the net away from home and use the phone mainly as a phone. 

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4 hours ago, Pettytom said:

That’s really not true.

I'm quoting the ONS.

 

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According to Statista, 4% of households don’t have a mobile at all. 20% of households only have one phone.

Also according to Statistica...  "Currently, approximately 95 percent of households in the United Kingdom (UK) own a mobile phone" (2018) Yet it also states that in 2017, there were 79.17 million mobile subscriptions in the UK, across the entire population of 66.04 million inhabitants. Not much difference to the ONS data of 78.5 million. So it seems there are more mobile phones about than people by the looks of it.

 

 

 

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