USA: Mobile phone subscribers

(measure: million subscribers; Source: The International Telecommunication Union)
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USA: Mobile phone subscribers, in millions, 1960 - 2019:

For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1960 to 2019. The average value for the USA during that period was 131.11 million subscribers with a minimum of 0 million subscribers in 1960 and a maximum of 442.46 million subscribers in 2019. The latest value from 2019 is 442.46 million subscribers. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 164 countries is 51.03 million subscribers. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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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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