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Number of working cell phones family has

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TELCELNO reports the number of working cellular phones in families who report having at least one working cellular telephone.

For people in families with at least one working cellular telephone, interviewers asked, "How many working cellular telephones do people in your family have?" TELCELNO does not provide any information about which family member(s) has (or have) a working cellular telephone.

Researchers may want to use TELCELNO in conjunction with the following variables:

  • Member of a family with a working cellular telephone (TELCEL)
  • Family has 1+ currently working, non-cell phones inside home (TELNONCEL)


The variable is completely comparable over time.


  • 2003-2018: All persons in families that have a working cellular telephone.


  • 2003-2018