The study, which covered 24 countries, showed that 95 per cent of Jordanians own cell phones, compared to 88 per cent in
The Kingdom ranked second in Internet usage in the Arab world (47 per cent).
Of the total Internet users in
"The availability of smartphones in
"Prices of smartphones are declining, which is encouraging more people to buy them and connect to the Internet," he said.
Attributing the increase in cell phone ownership to the "strong competition" between existing operators, the expert noted that it "encourages people to have more than one mobile phone".
Using mobile phones to send text messages is the most popular activity among mobile users in
Some 48 per cent of mobile holders use their phones to take pictures and videos, 28 per cent to access social networking sites such as Facebook and
Using the Internet is a daily habit for an overwhelming majority of users in the region, the report showed.
Around 84 per cent of Internet users in
Staying in touch with friends and family is the number one reason that drives Internet users to use social networking sites, according to the report, which indicated that 69 per cent of social network users share their views about music and movies, 64 per cent share views about religion and 63 per cent share views about politics.
In terms of age groups, the study indicated that 67 per cent of those aged between 18 and 29 use the Internet in
More than half, or 57 per cent of social networking site users in
Among those aged 18-29 years old, 95 per cent hold cell phones in
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