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ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency

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Turks have ranked first in Europe in the third quarter of 2016 in mobile phone usage, with phone calls at an average of seven hours and 16 minutes (436 minutes) per month, according to a recent survey by Ajans Press. 

The average mobile phone usage per person in Europe was four hours and 17 minutes (257 minutes) in the three-month period. 

The number of 3G subscribers dropped to 23.5 million from 66 million in March after the launch of the 4.5G, which was reportedly used by 45.7 million people.

Some 11,262 news reports on mobile phones were covered by the media this year. In the first quarter of 2016, the most popular area reported was about 4.5G services. 

In 2016, the number of internet users also increased.

Most customer complaints covered by the media were on mobile networks, internet service providers and weak connectivity. 

The media also regularly reported on a potential special consumption tax to be imposed on mobile phones starting from next year.

December/26/2016

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