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Mike Temporale
05-25-2005, 01:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.mobiletracker.net/archives/2005/05/18/mobile-subcribers-worldwide' target='_blank'>http://www.mobiletracker.net/archives/2005/05/18/mobile-subcribers-worldwide</a><br /><br /></div><i>"The total number of mobile phone subscribers has cruised north of 1.8 billion according to research released today by Informa Telecoms &amp; Media. According to the report, the number will swell to 2.14 billion by the end of 2005. Previous estimates from Q1 also pointed to passing the 2 billion mark this year."</i><br /><br />Ever notice that everyone and their brother seems to have a cellphone now? Every where you go, there is someone talking on a cellphone. And it's no wonder - with 1.8 billion people owning cellphones! I guess owning a cellphone is no longer a just a status thing. ;)

05-25-2005, 04:53 PM
That's CRAZY. When it gets over 2 billion that's nearly 33% of the world population owning a cell phone!

Putting that into perspective, 2 billion people in the world are estimated NOT to even have electricity!

It would be interesting to see a world map showing the distribution of cell phones.