The 10 Most Cell Phone-Loving Places on the Planet

By Rebecca J. Rosen

The world loves its cell phones. Useful for everything from talking on the phone with your friends to pretending to talk on the phone with your friends, today there are 70 mobile plans for every 100 people on Earth, according to a new report from The World Bank. That doesn't mean that 70 percent of people have cell phones: In the most cell phone-loving places out there, the average person has more than one plan.

Below, we've put together a list of where such people live. A few places noticeably absent from the top 10: America (97 plans per 100 people), Japan (90 per 100), and the United Kingdom (130 per 100).

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