The number of cell phone subscribers in China rose 53.3 million to a record 388 million in the first 11 months of 2005, state media reported, citing the Ministry of Information Industry. This represents 29.1 mobile phones for every 100 Chinese. Short message volume climbed 40.1% year-on-year with more than 274.3 billion text messages sent by December 2005. The number of fixed-line subscribers rose by more than 39 million to 350 million in the same period, representing 26.6 for every 100 Chinese. Total post and telecommunications revenue climbed 11.2% to US$72 billion, the ministry said.