More Phones Than People in Taiwan

from the the-phones-are-ringing! dept

Taiwan is one of the few countries that has more phones than people. Their phone to people ratio is 1.007 phones to people. What’s more interesting is the rate at which Taiwan accomlished this feat. In just four years Taiwan went from 2M cellular subscribers to 22.6M subscribers. Apprently many Taiwanese carry multiple phones for different types of contacts. I don’t really understand why one would need multiple cell phone numbers. For me the value is having one number where I’m always reachable. Having multiple phones I can understand (I have three), but not phone numbers.

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