Vodafone: After 30 years, 67% of UK businesses now cite mobile as essential

Around 67 per cent of UK businesses now cite mobile communications as integral to their business success in order to remain "always on" and responsive to customer demands. According to research carried out by Vodafone UK, which is marking the 30th anniversary since the first mobile phone call in the UK was made over its network on Jan. 1, 1985, the cost of starting a business today (£312/€398/$472) is more than 10 times less than the cost of a mobile phone in 1985 (equivalent to over £4,000). Mobile telecoms and technology have come to be an indispensable part of business globally. "From the time a 'transportable' mobile phone weighed a whopping 11lbs and only a select few could afford it to the sleek, easily affordable designs available today, mobile has radically changed the way we do business," the operator observed. Release