Outnumbered by cell phones

You have your home/personal cell phone. Some have work cell phones, some have pagers. You have the 3g contract for your iPad / tablet / notebook / wireless card. It doesn’t quite surprise me that for the first time, the number of wireless devices connecting to cellular networks in the United States and its territories over the past six months has surpassed the country’s total population.

A semi-annual survey conducted by the CTIA found that wireless subscriber connections now total 327.6 million while the population of the U.S. and its territories is now 315.5 million people. This means the wireless penetration rate in the U.S. in now 103.9% according to the CTIA, marking the first time that wireless penetration has surpassed 100% in the U.S. The CTIA also noted that wireless data connections increased 111% compared to its previous semi-annual survey, and wireless service revenue in the U.S. totaled $164.6 billion during the 12-month period ending June 2011, up 6% from the same period in 2010.  Continue reading “Outnumbered by cell phones” Outnumbered by cell phone…