The take-up of WAP-enabled mobile phones remains slow according to an in-depth study by financial services company Egg.

While 14 million Britons now confess to being dependent on their mobile phones, a mere two percent of the population own a WAP phone according to the Mori poll.

In fact the majority of respondents indicated that they didn’t even know what WAP was.

Home-based internet access, meanwhile, continues to rocket ahead. The UK now boasts 15 million home users, which could rise to 23 million by the middle of 2001. Four-and-a-half million people now bank on the internet.

In a recent PC Advisor poll, 83 percent respondents agreed with the statement that ‘WAP sucks and has been completely over-hyped.’