USA: Mobile phone subscribers

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Mobile phone subscribers, in millions

 Latest value 361.66
 Year 2021
 Measure million subscribers
 Data availability 1960 - 2021
 Average 133.04
 Min - Max 0 - 361.66
 Source The International Telecommunication Union

For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1960 to 2021. The average value for the USA during that period was 133.04 million subscribers with a minimum of 0 million subscribers in 1960 and a maximum of 361.66 million subscribers in 2021. The latest value from 2021 is 361.66 million subscribers. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 167 countries is 46.35 million subscribers. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
USA - Mobile phone subscribers - recent values

Historical chart
USA - Mobile phone subscribers - historical chart - 1960-2021

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.
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