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Croats Going Mobile Mad

Croatians love affair with their mobile phones does not look like waning in the near future.

In the first quarter of 2013 Croats talked for 1.87 billion minutes on their mobile phones, 22.6% more than in the same period last year. Fixed line calls continue to drop at a rapid rate with 872 million minutes chalked up on fixed lines, a 20.6% drop on the same period in 2012.

Is it not just talking on the mobile phones that has increased. Croats sent 839 million SMS messages in the first quarter of 2013, 11.4% more than last year. MMS messages were also up, but only by 1.8%. Croatians created 76 million gigabytes of internet traffic last year, up a massive 30.2% from last year, according to data from the Central Bureau of Statistics.

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