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Report: 20% of U.S. Homes Have Nixed Landlines, Gone Mobile
/ May 11, 2009 11:40 am

Washington - Over one in five U.S. homes have foregone the landline in favor of using mobile phones exclusively, according to a survey from the Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics. During the second half of 2008, 20.2% of U.S. homes were mobile-only, which represents an increase of 2.7% on the first half of last year, and the largest six-month increase seen since the National Health Interview Survey began polling on the question in 2003.

In addition to the mobile-only phenomenon, the survey found that one of every seven American homes (14.5%) received all or almost all calls on mobile phones, despite having a landline phone in the house.

 

Related Links:

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/nhis/releases.htm#wireless200905

http://snipurl.com/ht7qn (Ars Technica)


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