8 facts about expats revealed by KeepCalling.com

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International telecom company KeepCalling shares the results of a study on immigrants all over the world.

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The majority of expats live in the English-speaking world.

Who’s more likely to immigrate: women or men? What language and browser do expats use while shopping online? What devices do they prefer and what do they love to do in their spare time?

The answers to all these questions and to many more were revealed by KeepCalling.com in their latest study. KeepCalling.com is an international telecom service which addresses immigrant communities all over the world. KeepCalling.com’s customers are first and foremost expats who want to keep in touch with their loved ones back home.

It seems crazy to think that millions of expats in the entire world may share some common traits, but it seems they have many things in common besides living away from home.

1. Men are more likely to emigrate than women, since 62% of KeepCalling users are men and only 38% women.

2. Expats who use VoIP services to keep in touch with their friends and family are mostly young people between the ages of 25 and 34 (32%). People in this age category are tech savvy and up to date with tech news. The next age group who uses KeepCalling.com is 35-44 (22%), whereas 18% of KeepCalling.com’s customers are over 55. Such services are also used by the very young and middle-aged (14% for 18-24 and 45-54 year olds respectively).

3. The majority of expats live in the English-speaking world. The country most people prefer to relocate to is USA (53%). Other noteworthy countries on this list are Canada (11%), UK (8%), Australia (4%), and New Zealand (4%).

4. The main language immigrants speak is, as expected, English (88%), followed closely by French (4%) and Spanish (3%), among others.

5. The devices expats use the most are still desktops or laptops (49%), but mobiles are quickly gaining ground (43%) since the introduction of smartphones which can perform more and more tasks. Tablets come in third, with only 8%.

6. Browsing the Internet is no longer just a pastime activity, it is also turning into a necessity for many people. The Internet browser preferred by immigrants is by far Google Chrome (40%), followed by Safari (23%), Internet Explorer (14%), and Mozilla Firefox (9%). Android users also rely on their own default Android browser (6%).

7. The hobbies most often associated with expats are movies, technology, and TV shows. Expats also love traveling (both home and on vacations) and are interested in being up to date with the latest news.

8. Immigrants stay in touch with their loved ones primarily using Voice Credit (79%), as they like the freedom of calling anywhere in the world, whenever they want to. Monthly Plans are the second service they prefer (12%) because plans focus on a single destination, usually the customers’ home country, and offer preferential rates. Mobile Recharge comes in third on this list, with 7% of expats sending top ups to their family and friends. 2% of them use Virtual Numbers to receive international calls at local rates.

KeepCalling.com offers various international telecom services to suit every need. To find out more about KeepCalling.com’s newest offers, customers are invited to visit their blog at blog.keepcalling.com or to follow KeepCalling on:

Why do so many expats trust KeepCalling.com to be their connection to home? No one can explain this better than the customers themselves. One of them says “Great way to be in touch! It is cheap enough not to make me think twice if I want to talk to someone across the globe. I am not being robbed in form of connection fees, handling fees, and all kinds of other garbage. Nice and simple. Prices going down constantly. Reliable. Love it.”

About KeepCalling.com

KeepCalling.com is an interactive website designed by KeepCalling, a global telecommunications company registered in 2002 in USA. Presently, KeepCalling provides its services to hundreds of thousands of consumers and businesses, with a focus on customer satisfaction. KeepCalling has been listed by Inc 5000 in top 20 telecom companies in the USA for the last 4 years. In 2014 the company was designated the 18th fastest growing company in the telecommunications industry in USA with a revenue increase of over 600% from 2010 to 2013.

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