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75% of the world's population owns a cell phone

0. phoneArena 24 Jul 2012, 06:10 posted on

According to a new survey by the World Bank, around 75% of the world's population now owns a cell phone. That's some quite impressive penetration rate, if you ask us...

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posted on 24 Jul 2012, 06:35 1

1. ahomad (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 May 2012)


100% is quite impossible, take into account the poor, sick, very old and very young individuals who can't use mobile phones.

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 07:07 2

4. Ohrules (Posts: 305; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


umm.....the number of subs may be equal to population if some people have more than one subscription

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 07:30 1

6. Veigald (Posts: 226; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)


Or higher, even. Phone penetration in countries like Norway, Sweden, Netherlands etc are up to 130%.

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 06:46

2. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


How many of these 75% own iphones,androids,windows phones,etc?

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 06:47

3. ajac09 (Posts: 1342; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I bet only 20% own a smart phone

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 08:00

8. DogsGoMeow (Posts: 18; Member since: 04 May 2012)


agreed :)

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 07:27

5. JunitoNH (Posts: 838; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


I find those numbers very difficult to believe. By choice, I refuse to purchase a smartphone. Anyway, the actual number is probably around 33%. If you travel, you know those numbers are a total fabrication. Maybe around the teen-young demographics holds true.

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 09:33 2

9. DechyX (Posts: 113; Member since: 16 May 2011)


cellphone... not smartphone

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 16:57

11. JunitoNH (Posts: 838; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


****edit***

thank you for the correction, cellphone it's. Number still too high. Anyway, gave you the thumb up, for doing the correction in a mature fashion. :)

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 14:21

12. DechyX (Posts: 113; Member since: 16 May 2011)


:-) no problem

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 07:41 1

7. tegradragon (Posts: 68; Member since: 23 May 2012)


That's a big number! Who would've expected that two decades ago?
But then no one expected Nokia to go near broke 17 years ago. ;)

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 10:48

10. disneydad (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


I believe smartphone percentage will jump dramatically once the developing world moves to 3G/4G networks. In most developed countries it's already over 50%. Just need the data networks to catch up...

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