One in five households are wireless only

Americans continue to cut the landline in favor of wireless telephony. When money is tight, like during our current recession, cutting wired voice services makes a lot of economic sense.

The latest results from the National Center for Health Statistics’ survey on wireless phone use are in, and they reveal that just over 20 percent of all US households have now cut the wire and exclusively use cell phones for voice communication. That number is up from over 17 percent from the previous survey, and for the first time since the NCHS has been keeping track of wireless phone use, this number exceeds the percentage of households that rely on landline phones only—down to a little over 17 percent.

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