Chilean mobile users talk 20% more in first quarter as fixed calls decrease

13 May 2005

Mobile phone users in Chile made calls amounting to 904 million minutes during the first quarter of 2005, up 21% from 745 million minutes in 1Q 2004, according to BNamericas. The number of mobile calls was up 23% to 702 million, compared to 569 million a year before. Meanwhile the total volume of fixed line calls decreased 2.5% to 538 million, with the number of long-distance calls falling by 10% to 66 million. However, international wireline calls rose slightly by 0.3% to 4.4 million.