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More and more Americans are living without a landline, the FCC says

Posted: , by Daniel P.

More and more Americans are living without a landline, the FCC says
The Federal Communications Commission fifteenth wireless communication report released the other day, is revealing something we thought is true on a much larger scale. 51% of Americans aged 25-29 do not have a landline. Of those 18-24, and 30-34, about 40% lived in households without one. A lot of those 18-24 who have landlines probably live with their parents, we'd add.

This marks the first time when more than a half of the population in any age bracket is living in households without landline phones, and is a huge jump from last year's results. Of course, the good ol' landline doesn't drop calls and rarely experiences intermittent outages, but it seems that the US is moving in the same direction where many other countries have arrived already, mostly abandoning it for their cell phones.

via Gizmodo

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posted on 29 Jun 2011, 13:19

1. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


True story...

A girl called me old school cuz I have a house phone too. lol When you think about it you dont need the house phone with unlimited minutes plans.

And if you have cable TV your house phone is thru the modem if you have it bundled with the cable, so neither one is reliable if the power goes out. At least the cellphone, if it has a decent charge, will still be usable.

Do they still have phones that connect to phone outlets in walls?

posted on 29 Jun 2011, 13:34

2. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Everyone has a cellphone. Anyone with half of common sense could've came to this conclusion. I guess it's time for Democrats to try and "tax" that as well.

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