With more mobile phone accounts in the country than people, it's no real surprise that Australians are enthusiastic about using their cherished device anywhere they can. A survey of 500-odd Aussies by Microsoft found that 53% were in favour of allowing in-flight calls. Most said they would like that facility to inform relatives of last-minute flight changes — though anyone who heads out to pick someone up at the airport without checking first online deserves to wait if you ask me. Amidst a sea of predictable stats about how younger people use their phone more, the other notable figure was that Australians still prefer numeric keypad phones to touch-screen devices, though only by a small margin (38% versus 36%).
Aussies Happy Enough To Put Up WIth In-Flight Mobile Calls
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