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Phone keeps communication crown

Briefs | 08/15/2007 1:18 pm EDT

Despite the proliferation of social networking, instant messaging and text messaging, the home phone remains Canada's first choice for long-distance communication. According to a recent Globarange Index, 84% of Canadians stay in touch with friends and family by phone. Survey respondents said they keep up with 7.3 friends on average, and 4.6 family members. As well, 38% said they have business associates outside of Canada with whom they communicate via phone; on average the business folks have 15.3 correspondents. The Globarange Index was commissioned by Panasonic Canada Inc., which sells VoIP phone systems.

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