8 in 10 Greeks own mobile phones!!!

This is a neat little story that came onto my radar. It was actually under the top 5 Reuters Technology stories on My Yahoo’s front page I have set up.

ATHENS (Reuters) – With 76 percent of Greek households owning mobile phones, interest for third-generation services is rising, the country’s statistics service (NSS) said on Monday based on the findings of a recent survey.

NSS, which surveyed a sample of 4,970 people aged 16 to 74 in the first quarter, found that compared to 2003 usage of mobile phones with wireless internet access was up six percent.

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I’ve been to Europe a handful of times over the past few years, and I’ve never seen more mobile phones per person (on average) in my whole life. Now, 2 years since the last time I went, I’d imagine it’s even more than it was in 2002!