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Mobile internet users in the United States from 2009 to 2014 (in millions)

This statistic shows the number of mobile internet users in the United States since 2009 with forecast until 2014. In 2013, an estimated number of 155.2 million people in the U.S. will use mobile internet.


Mobile device ownership in the United States has seen a steady growth, mostly due to the wide availability of mobile internet access and the increase in 3G capability for those who use mobile phones. This trend is also correlated to the fact that mobile devices provide consumers with varied activities important to them, for accessing emails - in January 2014, approximately 91 percent of smartphone users accessed emails on their mobile device.

Smartphones are expected to continue being the main mobile device for internet access. The increasing importance of smartphones is aided by the fast advancement in network and device technology. Smartphone sales in the United States increased from 33.7 billion US dollars in 2012 to 39 billion in 2013.

Companies that manufacture smartphones see benefit in their business from the growth in mobile internet users in the United States include Samsung and Apple. In 2013, more than 758 million Android devices were sold worldwide. In the second quarter of 2014, global Apple iPhone sales amounted to 43.72 million devices.

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