Sunday, November 26, 2006

Koreans love their cell phones.

Take into consideration that the population of Korea is 48,846,823 (July 2006 est.). [CIA - The World Factbook]
added info: the age structure of Korea might help explain the numbers:
0-14 years: 18.9% (male 4,844,083/female 4,368,139)
15-64 years: 71.9% (male 17,886,148/female 17,250,862)
65 years and over: 9.2% (male 1,818,677/female 2,678,914) (2006 est.)

[CIA - The World Factbook]

Number of mobile phone users in S. Korea tops 40 mln
(Yonhap) -- The number of mobile phone users in South Korea has exceeded a record 40 million for the first time, industry sources said Sunday.
SK Telecom Co., KTF and LG Telecom Ltd. said that as of Friday they had slightly more than 40.01 million people in the country with registered mobile phones. This number was reached 22 years after analogue-type mobile phone service was first introduced in 1984 and 10 years after the country switched to the code division multiple access (CDMA) system.


Tarek said...

This is weird, how come 85% of the Koreans have mobile phones, do kinds and def and mute people have mobile phones there!?

laura said...

Well, I know the kindy students don't have phones, but many of the elementary students I have taught had phones, some of which were VERY expensive top of the line phones, that their grandparents had given them. So basically, the only people without cell phones are the babies, and some grandparents that stay home or the deaf... I'm guessing.