Band 9 report about cellular and fixed line call volume

The chart shows the total number of minutes (in billions) of telephone calls made in Great Britain between 1999 and 2002. Write a report.



Sample response

The given chart shows the total duration of telephone calls in billion minutes made by British consumers between 1999 and 2002 using fixed (local, national and international) and mobile phones.

Overall, it can be seen that the popularity of mobile phones is growing steadily. In 2002 alone, British consumers used their mobile phones to make 45 billion minutes of calls. Fixed lines are still the most popular and people make more local calls than national or international calls. In 1995, the total duration of local calls made using fixed lines was 70 billion minutes. This figure increased steadily over the next few years and reached its maximum of 90 billion minutes in 1999. Afterwards, there was a steady decline in the total duration of local calls. From 90 billion minutes in 1999, it declined to 75 billion minutes in 2002.

On the other hand, national and international calls made using fixed lines increased slowly from 38 billion minutes in 1999 to reach their peak (65 billion minutes) in 2002.  The increase in cell phone usage among British consumers was marginal between 1995 and 1999. However, in 2002, there was a dramatic increase in the total duration of calls made using mobiles. It jumped from 25 billion minutes in 2001 to 40 billion minutes in 2002.

To conclude, according to data given in the chart, cell phones are gaining popularity. Even so, fixed lines are still the most popular medium used to make local, national and international calls.


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