Cell Phones in Africa: Texting Alone, Most Common Use
Mobile communication is pervasive in Africa with some individuals having 2 or more cell phones in order to stay connected (because mobile networks are often poor, though many providers are working to reverse this).
In 2002, barely anyone owned a cell phone but today, cell phones are as common in Nigeria as they are in the United States, with cell phone ownership highest in South Africa and Nigeria where about nine-in-ten people have a cell phone.
Below is a snapshot of cell phone ownership and usage across the continent. Read more at Pew Research Center
* Smartphone = a phone that can access the internet and applications.
Courtesy: Pew Research Center