By Sean Weston
Three Yorkshire destinations have been named among the chattiest in the country.
In a report researching people’s experience of using Android mobile services by Ofcom, Leeds, Sheffield, and Bradford have been named as some of the chattiest places in the UK.
Leeds came third with an average call time of four minutes and forty-one seconds, Sheffield ranked eighth with three minutes and thirty-four seconds.
Surprisingly though, 60% of phone calls last under 90 seconds on average. 1% of calls last between 30 and 60 minutes, whilst the second largest category is between 90 seconds and 5 minutes at 24%.
When looking at the statistics for calls per month per person, the largest proportion between 20 to 50 calls was 23%. The second-largest percentage was the smallest criteria (between 1 and 5 calls) at 18%.
Despite the increasing number of short phone calls, data shows that the total number of minutes spent on mobile calls increased from 132.1 billion to 148.6 billion between 2012 and 2017.
This contrasts Ofcom’s report last year which reported that the number of calls from mobile phones had fallen for the first time.
This year’s report also found that young people often prefer messaging services over voice calls and that services such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are becoming increasingly popular alternatives to voice calls.
SUMMAT YORKSHIRE | Three Yorkshire destinations among the chattiest in the country
By Sean Weston