Over 21 million cell phone accounts in China were canceled in the past three months while 840,000 landlines were closed, Beijing authorities announced on March 19. Deaths due to the CCP virus may have contributed to the number of account closings. Cell phones are an indispensable part of life in China.
H/T: The Epoch Times
“The digitization level is very high in China. People can’t survive without a cell phone,” Tang Jingyuan, a U.S.-based China Affairs commentator told The Epoch Times on March 21. “Dealing with the government for pensions and social security, buying train tickets, shopping… no matter what people want to do, they are required to use cell phones.”
Now, after putting all the numbers of three major cell phone carriers in #China together, in Jan & Feb, their net loss is15M users. China Unicom has not released its Feb data yet. Unless its net gain in Feb is bigger than 15M(it lost 1.1 M in Jan), we'll still wonder... pic.twitter.com/MtrwyPTIzD— Jennifer Zeng 曾錚 (@jenniferatntd) March 20, 2020
BREAKING - China's largest cell phone service provider, China Mobile, reported that they lost more than 7.25 MILLION customers in February amid #COVID19.— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) March 21, 2020
They never lost any customers during any month prior to January 2020. What's going on? You decide.https://t.co/36VVtarNeP pic.twitter.com/mucqRZxvoV
Latest figures released by China Mobile show that they have lost 8.116 million users in Jan and Feb. Where are these users now? Switched to other carriers? Or, they couldn't carry their phone to the nether world?— Jennifer Zeng 曾錚 (@jenniferatntd) March 20, 2020
Chinese report at: https://t.co/lxw5FFYzoP#CCPVirus #COVID2019 pic.twitter.com/8sRV4lmDCv