Ownership and personal use of mobile phones 2012, by country

This statistic shows the percentage of cell phone ownership and usage among the populations of selected countries as of September 2012. In the U.S. cell phone usage was found to be at around 46 percent of the population.

Share of population that owned and used mobile phones in 2012, by country*

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Release date

December 2012



Survey time period

September 2012

Number of respondents


Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

*excluding smartphones
**Base: All respondents, UK=1065, France=1016, Germany=1024, Italy=1015, USA=1010, Japan=1004, Spain=1001, Australia=1007
The original survey question was as follows: Which of the following devices do you own and personally use?

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