China had 1.22 billion mobile phone users at the end of October, the official Xinhua news agency reported Thursday, citing the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. About 67.19 percent, or 817 million, were connected to the internet and 34.5 percent were 3G users. In contrast, fixed-line users are decreasing, with the number shrinking by 8.82 million to 269 million in the 10 months to October, the report said. Mobile phone users account for 81.9 percent of phone users and fixed line users 18.1 percent. Guangdong, Henan and Sichuan provinces reported the most mobile phone user growth during the period.
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