USA: Mobile phone subscribers
(measure: million subscribers; source: The International Telecommunication Union)
USA: Mobile phone subscribers, in millions: For that indicator, The International Telecommunication Union provides data for the USA from 1960 to 2016. The average value for the USA during that period was 110.86 million subscribers with a minumum of 0 million subscribers in 1960 and a maximum of 416.68 million subscribers in 2016. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
Definition: Mobile cellular telephone subscriptions are subscriptions to a public mobile telephone service that provide access to the PSTN using cellular technology. The indicator includes (and is split into) the number of postpaid subscriptions, and the number of active prepaid accounts (i.e. that have been used during the last three months). The indicator applies to all mobile cellular subscriptions that offer voice communications. It excludes subscriptions via data cards or USB modems, subscriptions to public mobile data services, private trunked mobile radio, telepoint, radio paging and telemetry services.