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February 16, 2010

4.6 Billion Cellphones Worldwide

TECHNOLOGY - The number of people with cellphone subscriptions worldwide has reached 4.6 billion and is expected to reach five billion by the end of 2010.

Depending on where you live in the world cellphone companies offer advanced services like internet and lots of gadgetry. Even people in developing countries are increasingly using their cellphones for internet banking, email and emergencies.

Mobile internet access is expected to surpass normal internet access by December 2015.

Of course what this also means is more used cellphones that need to be recycled. The average teenager in North America goes through 5 cellphones by the time they reach the age of 20. (Note that since some teens don't even have a cellphone, this means some teens are using 10+ phones during the ages 13 to 19.) It does seem pretty excessive.

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