Cellular Phone Users Jumped 43% Last Year

Associated Press

The number of cellular telephone users jumped 43% in 1991 to a total 7.6 million subscribers by the end of the year, the industry announced.

The addition of 2.3 million subscribers during the 12 months made 1991 a record-breaking year, said the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Assn. It averages to 6,300 new cellular phone users every day.

The industry reported service revenue of $3.1 billion for the second half of the year, a record for a six-month period. The total for the entire year was $5.7 billion, a record.

Elizabeth Maxfield, acting CTIA president, called the growth "remarkable" for a recession year.

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