Interesting Mobile Phone Facts

• There are approximately 3.4 billion mobile phones in use

• The equivalent of 45% of the planet will send an SMS at some time today

• 2008 revenues from mobile phones reached over $1 Trillion USD.

• There is now one cell phone for every two humans on Earth. That's 3.3 billion active cell phones on a planet of some 6.6 billion humans in about 26 years.

• The first cell phone made it into consumer's hands in 1982. Each weighed about 2 pounds

• More than 30 African nations have more cell phones than land lines.

• More than 1,000 cell phones are activated each minute. Yes, each minute of every day.

• An iPhone now has more processing power than the North American Air Defence Command did in 1965.

• That up to 60% of the radiation emitted by a typical mobile phone, (enough to cause heating), will be absorbed by the user’s head?

• The first text message was sent in 1992.

80%. Percent of mobile text messages in Japan are unsolicited.

• Estimated revenue from mobile gambling services in the United States sent to mobile phones by 2006: $5.7 billion.

• Downloading ring tones has become hugely popular. In 2003 the market was worth £1.6 billion and by 2008 it will rise to £2.5 billion.

• Text messages contribute to 20% of operator revenues.

• The number of mobile subscribers in China has grown from 268.69 million in 2003 to 497.86 million in 2008, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 11.7%.


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