16% of US own two mobile phones

Feb 22 2006 - 02:06 PM ET | In The News

USA Today is reporting on a new survey that found 16% of American wireless customers have two mobile phones (one for business and another for personal use). Five years ago the figure was nearly zero. The study was performed by a research group named Compete and also found a couple other interesting data points:

  • 70% of Fortune 100 companies supply and pay for mobile phones
  • Of those companies, 25% bar personal calls

One of the major reasons for using two phones was to separate business and personal matters--after work hours the business phone can be turned off.

[via TechDirt]