Saturday, October 18, 2008

Korea - households spend W 90,000 on mobile

Household Mobile Phone Fees Average W90,000 per Month

Korean households are spending more and more on cellular phone bills. The Korea Communications Commission says the average monthly cell-phone bill for Korean households has increased every year since 2003, topping W90,000 (US$1=W1,390) last year.

This is up W6,000 from 2006 and by nearly W20,000 compared to 2003 when national records first began.

But the commission also said cell-phone bills accounted for 5.9 percent of an average household income in 2007, and this has been on a downward trend since 2003.

Meanwhile, the average monthly cell-phone bill in the United States was slightly over US$50 in 2005.

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