SPANIARDS are increasingly relying on free Wi-Fi in order to save money.
Nearly 160,000 people ended their phone contract in June, the tenth consecutive month in which mobile use has declined, according to regulators.
The number of Spaniards with a mobile phone service has fallen by almost three million in the past year.
Industry watchdog the CMT revealed that the figure had dropped to 51.9 million, compared to 54.6 million a year ago.
It added there has been a small increase in broadband web subscriptions, but not enough to offset the number of people taking their mobile devices offline completely.
Not surprising when mobile broadband is so expensive in Spain. I get 5 (FIVE) gigabytes for £8 a month mobile broadband in the UK – a small fraction of what this would cost in Spain. Mobile phone companies in Spain have priced themselves out of the the market. They need to reduce their rip off prices drastically.