Infographic: 79% of Canadians don’t leave home without their smartphone

Ian Hardy

June 30, 2012 12:55pm

It’s always good to see things in pictures. This infographic was compiled of recent Canadian mobile stats from the CWTA’s “2012 Cell Phone Consumer Attitudes Study,” plus comScore and others. There’s nothing terribly shocking, however, 74% of Canadians now own a mobile phone, which represent well over 26 million.

According to the stats, 48% own a smartphone and 47% of those are hooked on a data plan. 93% of people who own a smartphone send/receive text messages – the CWTA reported that Canadians sent 78 billion text messages in 2011. Other popular smartphone activities are searching for info, surfing the web, email and accessing social networking sites like Facebook. The chart also revealed that 79% of Canadian don’t leave home without their smartphone… which shows how connected we’ve become. Check out the full infographic below.

Source: Visually

  • Phil

    Is there no one the proof reads and edits these articles? Stop writting articles on your smart phone and maybe your grammar and spelling will improve.

  • Nick

    Hey Phil, funny how you made a mistake when you typed that lol!

    • Phil

      My point is made about writing from a damn mobile device. Lol

  • LazarBB13

    “The Canadian industry is eveloving at a rapid pace..”

    -No it is’t!!- The Canadian industry is evolving at the Pace of Three Year Contracts!!

  • astudent

    I guess I am the other 21%. I love not taking my smartphone sometimes (switch the sim card into a regular mobile phone since I can’t T9 text for the life of me)! Often I would just take my book and journal, it is nice to get away from it all! 🙂

    • astudent

      totally misread the graphic, somehow I read 74% of cell phone owners have a smartphone. My mistake.

  • bajalaventana

    How can 79% of Canadians not leave home without their phone if only 74% of the population own phones, or is that 79% of that 74%?

    • Mike D.

      “or is that 79% of that 74%?”

      It’s even less than that, it’s 79% of the 48% who have smartphones. Which I think makes it around 38% of Canadians (or at least of respondents to this survey) Sloppy journalism.

  • Carlos

    Winds cheap unlimited plans made this possible, I can now enjoy my smartphone as much as possible without having to worry about my bill


    The other 21% are BB10 smartphone users

    Unfortunately you cant leave your house with a product that doesnt exist.

  • drone

    Welcome to 2012.

  • RobellusTroll

    In other news, 79% of Canadians don’t leave home without getting a****y r***d by the big three.

  • Dennis

    Only 47% of Smartphone users are hooked to a data plan? I can’t see it being that low….unless they meant 47% of mobile phone users have a data plan (which would still be surprising, given the number of feature phones still out there).