It finally happened. The number of mobile phone subscribers in Korea now outnumbers the population. This is a trend that arrived several years ago in some other countries which allowed a single individual to have multiple mobile subscriptions by swapping SIM cards. As reported in the Chosun Ilbo, the number of subscribers to wireless communications services totaled 50.05 million as of September 8th, while the nation's population was estimated at 48.88 million.
With the arrival of smart phones, tablets and notebook PCs, the trend toward more than one mobile service is likely to continue.