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The world has 6-billion cell phone subscriptions

0. phoneArena 11 Oct 2012, 20:46 posted on

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), an agency within the United Nations, reports that there are roughly 6-billion cell phone subscriptions...

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posted on 11 Oct 2012, 21:22

1. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


this is the sum of feature phones and smartphones right?

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 21:36 1

4. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


@phil2n May I ask what the hell do you mean by that?

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 21:27 3

2. phil2n (Posts: 466; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


the most populous is 3310. "the Legend"

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 21:43

5. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


That's a lot (Of people in the world)

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 21:46 1

6. Danre (Posts: 85; Member since: 02 Sep 2012)


World Population - 7 billion

World has 6 billion cell-phone subscribers.

So, what about 1 billion ?

May be majority of 1 billion peoples are children under age 5.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 22:03 2

7. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


lol even my 5 year old cousin has a phone! :)

maybe only 1B of the world's population are poor people who cant afford a phone!

and he knows how to call and text, take picture and play games and music!

kids this days... dont underestimate them! :)

posted on 12 Oct 2012, 08:58

13. Danre (Posts: 85; Member since: 02 Sep 2012)


Even beggar have phone today.

So, which poor class you are talking about .

May be they are those people who lives in forest,ruins something like that. LOL

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 22:09

9. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


and maybe half of that 6B are asha or champs and maybe even 3310!! here in the philippines i could still see people using 3310!!!

aside from samsung galaxy y and blackberry curve...

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 22:23

10. predator93 (Posts: 120; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


I think most of these numbers are unused.

http://tech2.in.com/news/mobile-phones/a-third-of-purchased-mobile-numbers-are-unused-in-india/253962

http://www.zdnet.com/in/indias-first-drop-in-mobile-subscriber-base-just-a-blip-7000004271/

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 23:21

12. amiaq (Posts: 321; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


Agree, I alone have 3 subscriptions, one for day to day use, one for 3G wifi hot spot, another one for visiting friends and relatives to use.

posted on 11 Oct 2012, 22:33

11. theo14461 (Posts: 135; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


What a racket! Wireless service is BIG business.

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