Key Stats on Mobile Penetration in the United States

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U.S. penetration rate of mobile devices exceeds 100% of the population 13+

246.1 million mobile phone users in the U.S. – 79% of the entire U.S. population

99% of cell phones are text capable

2/3 of mobile phone users are subscribers of SMS text messaging – 1.8 billion people are actively text messaging today

80+% of families subscribe to unlimited text plans

On average text messages are read within 15 minutes and responded to within the hour

60% of cell phone users admit to taking their phone with them everywhere -Nielsen Mobile

More people now have a mobile phone that an Internet-connected PC in the U.S. and globally

Smartphones represent 27% (85.5 million) of the mobile population projected to 44%+ (142+ million) by 2014.

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