Not Everyone Has a Smartphone Yet

Although we long passed the tipping point where most people own some kind of smartphone, there are still some holdouts. My dad, for example. I can’t imagine him giving up his trusty Nokia nor can I imagine him getting his mind around an iPhone 7. For his needs, a dumb feature phone is all he needs.

He’s part of the 14% of Canadians who are clinging to their feature phone. Hey, at least he’s not part of the 14% that don’t have a mobile phone at all. Of the top 15 wireless countries in the world, that’s the highest percentage of non-users.

Smartphone penetration is greatest in Sweden where 80% of the population has one. Only 2% have no cell phone at all. At the other end of the spectrum, smartphones are owned by 46% of Greeks while 43% are happy with their feature phones. 11% of Greeks have no mobile at all.

Get more data on the survey at Statista here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Not Everyone Has a Smartphone Yet

  • April 25, 2017 at 8:11 am

    I’ve never had a smartphone. Not even a cell phone.


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