In 2018, only one in ten children aged 7 to 14 did not use mobile services. This shows the results of a national representative survey of consumer practices and mobile Internet usage conducted by the Arbitrage Market Research Agency among 2,600 people at the end of last year at the Telenor request.
In the last 5 years, mobile users under 14 were the largest in 2015 and 2016 when 94% of them benefited from services.
Over the last two years, the biggest growth in smart phone penetration in Bulgaria is among people aged 55-64. At the end of 2018, around 66% of them used smartphones, while in 2017 they were 51 percent.
It is understood from the survey that only 3% of the population over 15 years use mobile services in Bulgaria.
More than 90% of Bulgaria's mobile users have better subscription schemes for operators at the expense of pre-paid services, with a reduction in the number of customers using two or more mobile operators in recent years, by results & # 39 the survey Users who do not use mobile phones, most are in the 65-year-old age group.
More than half of Bulgarian mobile users go to social networks (55%), watch videos (54%) and share photos (51%) over their mobile phones. About 47% use a mobile internet to learn latest news and weather, while Internet radio and Internet streaming boosting around 25%. Approximately 13% of mobile internet users carry banking transactions through their smartphones.