Jun 28 2008

Chinese cell phone use goes through the roof: One out of every two people now own one

Published by at 7:35 pm under Uncategorized

(From Zaobao) Xinhua News, citing statistics from the Chinese Industry and Informationization Department, reported that cell phone use in China increased to the point that one out of every two people owns a set and that traditional landline use continues its steady decline.

End of May (2008) statistics showed that out of China’s 1.3 billion population, 592 million households now had a cell phone.  This was a 9% increase from numbers at the close of  2007, which showed 547 million users.

The report stated that the telecommunications industry had continued to slash prices in order to increase cell phone use.

Furthermore, traditional landline household use had dropped by 6.5 million to 358 million users.

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