More Mobile Phones in South Korea than People

Paul Lilly

For the first time ever, South Korea's mobile phone devices outnumber the country's human population, no fooling. According to the Korea Communications Commission, there are now 50 million mobile service subscribers in the country, a staggering number considering there are 48.8 million people living in South Korea.

"You may say there are 1.2 million people carrying two phones, but excluding children and those with no phones, the number of multiple phone owners could be far higher," Choi Seong-Ho, the commission's communication service policy director, said.

Most of those are ordinary cell phones and the such, with 'only' 3.67 million classified as smartphone devices.

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