Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Over Half Of The World Has Mobile Phones

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Over Half Of The World Has Mobile Phones

A United Nations report shows that there are over 4.1 billion mobile subscriptions around the world - that's about 60% of the world's population.

The increase in use has been particularly large in areas where traditionally communications networks infrastructures have been poor, with the continent of Africa having the fastest growth.

For many, it's hard to remember clearly what life was like before the mobile phone.

Much of the increase is said to have been fueled by the ability of mobile technology to bring automated money transfer without having the necessity of an established bank account.

We now live in a world where the question - 'Why climb Everest?', has been replaced with - 'Why call Neiman Marcus from the top of Everest?' … the answer being 'because we can'.
(ht: NowPublic)