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Wireless and Landline Phones

Statistics on telephone subscribership in the U.S.

  • Two in every five American homes (39.4 percent) had only wireless telephones during the first half of 2013—an increase of 1.2 percentage points since the second half of 2012. In addition, nearly one of every six American homes (15.7 percent) received all or almost all calls on wireless telephones despite also having a landline telephone. (Source: Wireless Substitution: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January-June 2013, Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics, December 2013.)
  • Approximately 38 percent of all adults (about 90 million adults) lived in households with only wireless telephones; 45.4 percent of all children (approximately 33 million children) lived in households with only wireless telephones. (Source: Wireless Substitution: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January-June 2013, Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics, December 2013.)
  • The percentages of adults and children living without any telephone service have remained relatively unchanged over the past three years. Approximately 2.3 percent of households had no telephone service (neither wireless nor landline). Nearly 5.2 million adults (2.2 percent) and 1.9 million children (2.6 percent) lived in these households. (Source: Wireless Substitution: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January-June 2013, Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics, December 2013.)
  • Adults living in poverty (54.7 percent) were more likely than adults living near poverty (47.5 percent) and higher income adults (35.3 percent) to be living in households with only wireless telephones. (Source: Wireless Substitution: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January-June 2013, Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics, December 2013.)
  • Wireless subscriptions have risen from 55.3 million in 1997 to 326.4 million in December 2012. (Source: CTIA – The Wireless Association, Wireless Quick Facts, 2012.)
  • Wireless penetration for the U.S. population has increased from 19.8 percent in 1997 to 102.2 percent in December 2012. (Source: CTIA – The Wireless Association, Wireless Quick Facts, 2012.)
  • While U.S. consumers represent only 5 percent of the world’s wireless connections, they comprise 50 percent of the world’s 4G/LTE connections. This number is more than double the share of second ranking Japan and almost triple the share of third ranking South Korea. (Source: CTIA – The Wireless Association, Wireless Quick Facts, 2012.)
  • Wireless subscriber connections – active devices associated with subscriptions or prepaid accounts – totaled 326.4 million at the end of 2012. That’s equal to 102 percent of the total U.S. population. (Source: CTIA – Year-End 2012 Semi-Annual Wireless Industry Survey.)
  • More than 152 million subscriber connections in 2012 were smartphones. (Source: CTIA – Year-End 2012 Semi-Annual Wireless Industry Survey.)
  • Participating wireless carriers reported handling almost 1.5 trillion megabytes of data in 2012 – up 69.3 percent from 2011. (Source: CTIA – Year-End 2012 Semi-Annual Wireless Industry Survey.)

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