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Cell Phone Industry Statistics

In search of cell phone industry statistics? We've collected recent statistics on cell phone usage and other cell phone stats into one handy location.

Cell phones are everywhere, and that's creating plenty of opportunity for entrepreneurs.

Here are a few cell phone statistics that will be useful to anybody who is looking to sell something to cell phone owners, start a cell phone apps company, or otherwise make good use of cell phone industry research.

  • At the beginning of 2010, there were an estimated 4.7 billion global cellular telephone subscriptions, including more than 285 million in the United States.
    (Source: International Telecommunication Union, ITU)
  • Some 80% of American adults have cell phones today.
    (Source: Pew Research, March 2010)
  • 37% of cell phone owners go online from their phones.
    (Source: Pew Research, March 2010)
  • 33% of cell phone owners now access news on their cell phone.
    (Source: Pew Research, March 2010)

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