Number of Wireless Subscribers Rises by 14% in 2005

Yes, we know that the numbers are growing, but it’s still quite amazing to hear them every year. CTIA, the Wireless Association, announced on Thursday that 25.7 million new wireless subscribers were added in 2005, bringing the total number of subscribers in the States to almost 208 million. Another interesting stat is that 48.7 billion SMS/Text messages were sent during the last 6 months of 2005. This was a 97% increase from the last sixth months of 2004, when 24.7 billion messages were sent.