A recent survey from goo Research looked at internet telephony, or VoIP, and the report on japan.internet.com focused on a pair of questions about Skype.
Between the 13th and 16th of June 2011 1,091 members of the goo Research monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 52.7% of the sample were male, 16.2% in their teens, 18.2% in their twenties, 21.4% in their thirties, 16.4% in their forties, 15.4% in their fifties, and 12.4% aged sixty or older.
I’m surprised with the high percentage using Skype on their smartphones; I wonder what the pattern of usage is? Do people leave it always loaded as a replacement for the phone, or do they just load it up for specific calls, or do they send an email to tell the other end to load up the program? Perhaps one day I’ll find a report on that…
Q1: Have you ever used Skype? (Sample size=1,091)
Yes (to SQ) 31.2% No 36.9% Don’t know what it is 31.9%
Q1SQ: On what kinds of devices have you used Skype? (Sample size=340, multiple answer)
Votes Percentage Notebook computer 200 58.8% Desktop computer 142 41.8% Smartphone 70 20.6% Netbook 8 2.4% Other 10 2.9%