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STAT United Kingdom United States HISTORY
Main lines in use 33.23 million
Ranked 9th.
146 million
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than United Kingdom

Main lines in use > Per capita 554.2 per 1,000 people
Ranked 8th. 2% more than United States
541.94 per 1,000 people
Ranked 9th.

Main lines in use per 1000 519.6
Ranked 15th. 13% more than United States
Ranked 20th.

Mobile cellular 81.61 million
Ranked 1st.
290.3 million
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than United Kingdom

Mobile cellular > Per capita 1,184.54 per 1,000 people
Ranked 20th. 40% more than United States
846.78 per 1,000 people
Ranked 59th.

Mobile cellular per 1000 1,300.33
Ranked 29th. 39% more than United States
Ranked 78th.

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.