What Country Has More Than 100% Mobile Phone Penetration?

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  1. Jeffrey

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    Take a guess... NO GOOGLING PLEASE
     
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    i say China, but bet its some less populated country no one would suspect.
     
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    I agree with Lee - my guess would be South Korea.
     
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    Japan or South Korea
     
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    so i googled this, didnt find the answer (stopped looking really), but realized i misinterpreted the question.
    i thought you meant service penetration. i see now, you meant accounts vs citizens.
    interestingly enough, before i stopped looking i found the reason your stats are so high.
    instead of counting a user having an account(s) as 1, they counted the accounts and ignored the user.
    by this failed logic, its easily possible to have well over 100% penetration.
     
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    I believe they did take the user into account.
     
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    you cant have more than 100%
     
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    Ya think?
     
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    China would be my guess. Anytime reported numbers are whacked, I suspect China.

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    Multiple phones could lead to over 100%.

    Anyway, I'll guess Lichenstein - small, wealthy population. Runners-up: Belgium, Netherlands and S. Korea.
     
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    South Korea’s mobile market passed the 110% penetration rate mark in 2013. -
    This is due to S Koreans, having more than one active mobile device.






    Source: Gartner
     
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