The world has 6-billion cell phone subscriptions

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

Given that there are about 7-billion people in the world that is quite a statistic. The report does not immediately state how many of those subscribers are actually owners of multiple accounts, which is common in developed countries.

China accounts for 1-billion of the global subscriptions, and it is expected that India will surpass that mark this year. The ITU also reports that 2.3-billion people were internet users at the end of 2011. Of those, 70% live in wealthier industrialized nations.

source: Yahoo! News

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15 Comments

1. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

this is the sum of feature phones and smartphones right?

4. sheik

Posts: 249; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

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

2. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

the most populous is 3310. "the Legend"

5. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

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

6. Danre

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 02, 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.

7. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 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! :)

13. Danre

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 02, 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

9. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 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...

12. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 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.

11. theo14461 unregistered

What a racket! Wireless service is BIG business.

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