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87% Of The World’s Population Have Mobile Phones

Discussion in 'Mobile Marketing' started by AndyPR, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. AndyPR

    AndyPR Registered Member

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    A recent study conducted by Compuware.com found that there are over 6 billion mobile phone subscriptions at the end of 2011. This puts the total number of mobile phone ownership to just over 87% of the world?s population.
     
  2. pallyD

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    I wouldn't agree with that figure. I reckon more like 5/7, but thanks for the news bit.
     
  3. steelballs

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    That figure is beyond belief because many people have several phones they use
     
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  4. Chronine

    Chronine Newbie

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    That is a ton of phones, I don't understand why people keep posting stuff like this. That doesn't help us earn money from Mobile marketing. Seems more like spam to me, just sayin.
     
  5. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Yeah, I very much doubt that is true. The number of phones might be correct, but there's no way 87% of the world population has a phone. I know a lot of people with at least 2 phones (work and personal) and I'm sure some people have even more than that.
     
  6. Typlo

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    8 trillion text messages in 2011. That's some pretty phenominal global communication.
     
  7. Murdoch1337

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    Yeah, just because there are that many subscriptions says nothing as to what percentage of the population have cell phones. If you look in North America and Europe there are still tons of old people without cell phones, so I can't imagine that everyone in the third world countries has them.

    I personally have 2 phones and know many people who have way more than that.
     
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    Yea i think they are not taking into account the amount of phone people have in north America to them selves
     
  9. weruncompanies

    weruncompanies Power Member

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    Not that high...