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Monday, July 11, 2005

US Now Has More Cellphone Connections Than Landlines

In the second half of 2004, mobile phone connections in the US overtook conventional phone landlines. The US now officially joins India, Norway, China, Sweden and 18 Arab countries as places where mobile lines outnumber landlines. Sweden, in fact, has more mobile connections than inhabitants!

One of the factors driving the expansion of mobile phones -- and explaining why Sweden has more cell phones than Swedes -- is that many people have separate mobile phones for work and personal use.

Source: Smart Mobs