Research from Burnside Telecom has found that just over half of UK consumers (52%) would happily ditch their landline and go completely mobile, with 47% unwilling to give up their fixed-line phones.
The majority of people who wanted to keep their landlines were aged 65 and above; 73% of people wanting to keep fixed-line phones were in this age group.
Talking too loudly on a mobile phone in a public place is the worst breach of mobile manners, according to new research from Intel. 67% of respondents said this annoyed them more quickly than any other mobile faux pas.
33% of Brits have suffered from their 'date' using a mobile phone at an inappropriate time, with 11% of respondents making similar complaints about using mobiles in the bedroom.
The latest MEF Global Consumer Survey shows the UK as a leader when it comes to mobile commerce.
91% of consumers in the UK said they'd used a mobile device to engage in commerce, either for research or for purchasing. Over 8,500 people were contacted in Brazil, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Qatar, Singapore, South Africa, the UK and the USA, with all markets reporting at least 72% of consumers involved in mobile commerce.
In today's podcast feature we're taking a deeper look at the European Commission's recently-announced plans to change international roaming charges. Although there's already been a fall in the maximum rate for roaming charges this month, the EC still isn't happy with the amount of competition.
Neelie Kroes, European Commission Vice President for the Digital Agenda, said "The retail price caps have become price floors because, given the current lack of competition, operators have no incentive to offer prices significantly below the regulated caps."