Norway, with a population of 4.6 million, now has 4.7 million mobile phone subscriptions, or a coverage of 102 per cent. This is shown by the annual report for 2004 from the Post and Telecom Authority. In comparison, the number of landline phones was reduced by 17 per cent in the same period, from 2.2 million to 1.8 million. On average, we spent 90 minutes longer talking via the mobile phone in 2004, compared with the previous year, or 19 per cent more than in 2003. The number of SMS messages also increased by 19 per cent last year.