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Not all Australians like being contacted on their mobile phone


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"Don't call me, I'll call you."

New research shows that while the majority of Australians "love being able to contact friends wherever they are", more than three million Aussies don't enjoy being contacted themselves.

The latest Roy Morgan Research found 14.2 million Australians (72%) were pleased they're able to call and contact friends via mobile, only 10.8 million (60%) also enjoy people contacting them on their phone.

This means around 3.4 million Australians (17%) will happily dial friends and family when it suits them but aren't always in the mood to receive calls.

Almost another million (5%) actually enjoy receiving calls but aren't fond of calling others.

As can be seen in the infographic below, women are more likely than men to contact others (75% women vs 69% men) and be contacted themselves (63% women vs 56% men).

Generation Z love making and receiving calls, while older generations are less inclined to do either.

The gap between enjoying making calls and receiving them is greatest among Baby Boomers (63% love contacting others vs 49% enjoy being contacted themselves).

Roy Morgan Research CEO Michele Levine says communication is a two-way street, although many Aussies prefer to indulge personal conveniences.

"Even among the 12 million who enjoy being contacted on their mobiles, 75% say they like having the ability to screen calls," she said.

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