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February 22, 2017


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Hi Wayne

Haha, great question. I thought it would grow. There is certainly some part of the population that aspired to have two phones - or who found the need. BUT there probably is then a roughly-balancing 'exit' of people who once 'had' to carry 2 phones who have shrunk that to 1. I think this is in particular the Blackberry-crowd and the enterprise-phones, that has shrunk considerably with BOYD Bring Your Own Device policies that allow employees to use their own smartphones for work..

It is funny how steady the number is, where just about every other mobile number shows incredibly fast growth (and after peaking, haha, some show incredibly fast decline too). But the second phone set is a dead-flat-even 600 million year after year after year.

Tomi Ahonen :-)


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Abdul Muis

I thought ALL iPhone user were VERY RICH. And here I'm found that iPhone user who use cheap android as a backup.

A couple years back, I was visiting Hong Kong, and I saw a couple of people using BOTH Galaxy S5 & Note 4. This android user buy TWO of the most expensive android phone. Is he rich?? because according to iUser all the rich dude buy iPhone, and yet, .........

It is a common view here in Asia, that a person could own/use 2 flagship phone. Such as Xperia Z5 & Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 & Galaxy S7 Edge. And, PS, in Asia we PAY the FULL PRICE.

Abdul Muis


My point here is, You always say that iPhone user were richer than Android user, *but* you were proven wrong!!!


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