Norwegians set new records for mobile phone use

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Norwegians were quick to embrace mobile telephones when they first started becoming readily available in the early 1990s. Now Norwegians’ use of mobile phones continues to rise, with a new report indicating that 615,000 Norwegians used at least one supplier of new content every week.

The Norwegian media houses are collecting new users of media content provided through mobile phones, with newspaper VG topping the list with the addition of 152,000 new daily users, followed by Dagbladet with 74,000 and Aftenposten with 49,000.

Customers are using their phones to get news and a variety of other services. As late as the 1980s, it could take up to three months to get a telephone line installed in private homes in Norway. Now many Norwegians have cut off their traditional phone lines and use only mobiles.

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