Cellular Phone Usage-1990 vs. 1997

Updated February 23, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

The Question:

Could you tell me the number of people in the U.S. who had cellular phone service in 1984?

The Answer:

The furthest back the Statistical Abstract of the United States has information on is 1990. There were 5,283,000 cell phone subscribers that year. By 2008, that number had risen to 262,700,000. We hope this helps.

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