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How Many Mobile Phone Users in the World


This list ranks the countries of the world by the number of mobile phones in users. The world now has 5.6 billion mobile phone users.

Rank Country or region Number of mobile phones Population  % of population Last updated date
  World Over 5.6 billion 7,012,000,000 79.86 2011
1 China 951,600,000 1,341,000,000 71.0 Oct 2011
2 India 884,371,296 1,210,193,422 73.44 Nov 2011
3 United States 327,577,529 310,866,000 103.9 June 2011
4 Indonesia 250,100,000 237,556,363 105.28 May 2009
5 Brazil 242,200,000 192 376 496 125.79 December 2011
6 Russia 224,260,000 142,905,200 154.5 July 2011
7 Japan 121,246,700 127,628,095 95.1 June 2011
8 Pakistan 108,894,518 171,901,000 65.4 Jun 2011
9 Germany 107,000,000 81,882,342 130.1 2009
10 Nigeria 90,583,306 140,000,000 64.7 Feb. 2011
11 Mexico 88,797,186 112,322,757 79.8 Sep.2010
12 Italy 88,580,000 60,090,400 147.4 Dec.2008
13 Philippines 86,000,000 94,013,200 91.5 October 2011
14 Bangladesh 84,076,000 150,093,000 48.6 Mar. 2011
15 United Kingdom 75,750,000 61,612,300 122.9 Dec. 2008
16 Vietnam 72,300,000 90,549,390 79 October 2010
17 Turkey 66,000,000 71,517,100 92.2 2009
18 France 58,730,000 65,073,842 90.2 Dec. 2008
19 Thailand 69,000,000 65,001,021 105 2010
20 Iran 68,000,000 75,078,000 91.2 2011
21 Ukraine 54,377,000 46,143,700 117.9 April. 2009
22 Spain 50,890,000 45,828,172 111.0 Dec. 2008
23 Argentina 50,409,800 40,134,425 125.6 2010
24 Poland 47,153,200 38,186,860 123.48 2010
25 South Korea 47,000,000 48,333,000 97.2 2009
26 Colombia 46,147,937 45,393,050 101.6 2011
27 South Africa 42,300,000 47,850,700 101.3 2008
28 Egypt 71,460,000 78,300,000 91.3 February 2011
29 Algeria 33,000,000 35,000,000 94.2 2011
30 Venezuela 27,400,000 28,200,000 98.0 2008
31 Peru 27,100,000 29,000,000 95.5 Dec. 2010
32 Taiwan 25,412,000 22,974,347 110.6 2008
33 Romania 22,800,000 21,438,000 108.5 March 2008
34 Canada 24,037,372 34,238,035 70.2 Q3 2010
35 Morocco 27,050,000 32,993,000 81.9 Q1 2010
36 Netherlands 20,000,000 16,515,057 121.1 Nov. 2009
37 Australia 21,260,000 21,179,211 100.4 Jun 2007
38 Saudi Arabia 46,000,000 27,137,000 169.5 Jun 2010
39 Malaysia 30,379,000 28,250,000 106 2010
40 Chile 21,000,000 17,094,270 122.9 Dec. 2010
41 Guatemala 17,571,895 14,713,763 119.4 Jun. 2010
42 Sri Lanka 17,359,312 21,000,000 80.95 Dec. 2010
43 Portugal 14,500,000 10,632,000 137.0 2008
44 Nepal 14,240,670 28,500,000 53.5 Mar. 2011
45 Hong Kong 13,264,896 7,008,900 187.9 Nov. 2010
46 Belgium 11,822,000 10,414,000 113.6 2009
47 Hungary 11,833,000 10,020,000 118.3 Sept. 2010
48 United Arab Emirates 11,540,040 5,860,000 197.1 Nov 2011
49 Bulgaria 10,655,000 7,600,000 140.2 2008
50 Israel 9,319,000 7,310,000 127.5 2008
51 Denmark 7,000,000 5,543,819 126.2 February 2008
52 Azerbaijan 7,000,000 8,900,000 78.7 November 2009
53 Jordan 6,010,000 5,950,000 101.0 March 2010
54 Singapore 7,289,000 5,076,700 143.5 December 2010
55 New Zealand 4,620,000 4,252,277 108.6 2008
56 Estonia 1,982,000 1,340,602 147.8 April 2009
57 Lebanon 2,720,000 4,224,000 64.4 Oct 2010
58 Lithuania 4,960,000 3,341,966 148.4 February 2010
59 Montenegro 1,294,167 672,180 192.53 Dec 2009
60 North Korea 1,000,000 24,051,218 3%-4% 2011



Comments (3)

  • Marco

    this is ridiculous. There is no way there are more than 5.5 billion cell phone users. I dont know how the hell you got your numbers but they are totally off. If you consider the population of the world to be at 7 billion. 1.3 billion of those are under the age of 10, ie very unlikely to have cell phone. Which means you are basically saying that practically very single person in the world above 10 has a cell phone. unlikely….

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    • Maxis

      There might be 5,6 Billion mobile PHONES but not users.. Each user has in average “2-4″.. (of which they use 1-2)

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