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One out of every four Americans has eliminated the use of landlines

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One out of every four Americans has eliminated the use of landlines
Cellphones have become a major part of our life and the U.S. government has stats that prove it. The NCHS is part of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and they have announced that 25% of Americans have given up their landline and have replaced it with a cellphone. 21,375 households were polled, which amounted to 40,619 adults and 14,984 children under 18. During the last half of 2009, 24.5% of households had only a cellphone. That is a 1.8% increase over the first half of last year. Additionally, 1 out of 7 Americans use a cellphone as their primary telephonic instrument despite having a landline. This is probably great news for U.S.carriers and cellphone manufacturers as it shows a large number of landline users that can decide to cut the wire and become cell-only callers.

source: CDC via Reuters

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:46

1. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

I believe it - AMERICANS talk less and text more now. We have text awareness program out there telling teens to don't text and drive... I recently had to get a home phone for 8.00 through AT&T so that I could upgrade my service from crappy CLEARWIRE 2MB to ELITE 3MB with AT&T. I know these speeds are not comcastic, but it is actually a huge difference, and the cost increase was neglible. Now, as soon as I can get DIRECT DSL, then the phone is gone, again.

posted on 13 May 2010, 19:45

2. corporateJP (Posts: 2458; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)

No suprise here.

posted on 14 May 2010, 09:27

3. crappypunk (Posts: 131; Member since: 15 Aug 2009)

That number is low like that because of how many god damn old people there are in the world, once we decide hey, it's time to put all these worthless geezers in the oven, there will be no more commercial landline phones. Plus the roads will be safer, lines at the bank and burger king will go faster, it will be a truly revolutionary time.

posted on 21 May 2010, 11:24

4. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


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