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Mobile & Wireless

China's smartphone mobile internet users total 330 mln

Monday 27 May 2013 | 02:16 CET | News
China ended February with 330 million smartphone mobile internet users, accounting for 79 percent of mobile internet users in China, the Marbridge Daily writes citing figures from the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC). The number of mobile internet users rose by 18.1 percent year-on-year to 419.9 million at end-December 2012, and represent 74.5 percent of overall internet users in the country. On average, mobile internet users spend 124 minutes per day using their phone to access the internet while smartphone users spend around 131 minutes on the internet each day versus 103 minutes for feature phone users. 84.6 Percent of mobile internet users said they had not paid for any mobile internet products in the past six months. The willingness to pay was lower still among smartphone users, with 14.7 percent of mobile internet users saying they had paid for mobile apps or content. Only 13.2 percent of mobile internet users had used their handsets to make payments. Most of these (63.6%) used third-party applications such as Alipay, followed by bank card-based mobile payments (39.2%). Operator-developed solutions such as talk time-based payments and mobile wallets stood at 21.3 and 6.6 percent, respectively.

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Countries: China
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