The number of mobile lines in service in Argentina reached 35.6 million at the end of May 2007, a year-on-year increase of 42.2% compared to May 2006, according to a statement from national statistics agency Indec, reported by BNamericas. The statement also revealed that mobile traffic for the month rose 26.3% year-on-year to 2.1 billion calls, while fixed line local calls rose 6%, with domestic long-distance calls decreasing by 0.1%. The number of outgoing international calls was up 25%. Indec found there were 8.7 million fixed lines in service at the end of May 2007, up 2.7% compared to end-May 2006. Public phones totalled 153,600, down 2.6%.