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More than a quarter of Irish people without landline

We’ve ditched landlines for mobiles and laptops.

A RECENT survey has revealed that 29% of Irish people do not own a landline telephone, in contrast to just 4% of people who said they did not own a mobile phone.

The survey, was carried out by the Communications Regulation (ComReg).

Even though 60% of respondents had contacted the customer service department of their landline company with a problem, 90% still claim to be satisfied with the service received. The figure was similar for mobile phone users.

The survey also looked into computer use. It found that 80% of respondents now had a laptop or personal computer in their homes.

70% of computer users subscribed to an internet connection – 46% of these said they used a DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) to connect.

Notable, the survey highlighted that 46% of internet users did not know what their download speed was.

Another area that respondents seemed to have little knowledge about related to television; even though 98% of people had a television, only a third knew about the proposed analogue TV switch-off due for 2012.

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