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

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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4 Comments

1. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 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.

2. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

No suprise here.

3. crappypunk

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 15, 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.

4. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

LMAO

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