October 12, 2011
Wireless Contracts Outnumber Population In The U.S.
According to a report by CTIA - The Wireless Association, there are more U.S. wireless contracts than there are citizens in the United States.
The report said there are now 327.6 million wireless subscriptions in the U.S. and the Census Bureau put the country's population closer to 312.4 million people."Americans love wireless and continue to rely on the most cutting-edge and innovative devices and services in the world," said Steve Largent, President of CTIA. "Clearly, we´re using wireless more every day, and the consensus of experts is that demand will continue to skyrocket by more than 50 times within the next five years."
The number of wireless subscriptions since mid-year 2010 has increased 9 percent.
The number of smartphone subscriptions in the U.S. increased by 57 percent since the middle of 2010.
According to the report, data traffic in the U.S. has doubled since 2010, jumping from 161.5 billion megabytes to 342.2 billion megabytes this year.
The average wireless bill in the U.S. is $47 per month, and the report says that is the second consecutive year that the monthly figure has dropped.
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