A recent study by Aricent among frequent mobile phone users has found that the vast majority are willing to sacrifice cost and quality of service in favour of convenience.
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The study found that phone users are keen to embrace converged services which can include applications such as a single phone book and contact list for all devices. Aricent's survey findings indicate that despite the continuing emergence of new applications, the address book remains the primary 'killer application' on a mobile phone.
Based on a poll of 110 attendees at the 2007 NXTcomm conference in
When queried about their preference for one or multiple phone numbers, an overwhelming majority of respondents (79%) indicated a desire for a shared fixed and mobile phone number for work use. Approximately half expressed interest in a shared office and personal mobile number (55%) and/or a shared office and home number (48%); a further half (49%) of respondents preferred a shared number for nearly all of their communications devices, including office, home, work and personal mobile.
A significant percentage of the respondents are making PC-based phone calls, according to the survey results almost half (46%) are making PC-to-PC calls, while approximately a third (36%) are making PC-to-phone calls.