Making calls on your mobile? That’s so nineties!


Around a quarter of Germans no longer make calls on their smartphones. According to a survey by E.ON and KantarEMNID, 23 percent of Germans make no calls on their smartphones from morning till night. The only less popular activity is sending SMS messages – one in two Germans no longer does this.

The situation is very different with regard to messaging services such as WhatsApp, however, with almost a quarter of Germans using these more than ten times a day. A total of 71 percent of people send a message via WhatsApp or a similar app at least once a day.

Things are very different among our neighbors in southern Europe however, and Italians and Turks will chat away on their smartphones like there’s no tomorrow. At the same time though, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are also used much more frequently by southern Europeans than by their less communicative northern neighbors.

These results are part of the “Living in Europe 2018” study, for which E.ON and Kantar EMNID questioned around 10,000 people in the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Sweden, Turkey and the UK.

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