Landlines Are Being Dropped- 4 in 10 US Homes are Cellphone Only

Homes in the United States are dropping their landlines and opting for Cellphones only according to a recent CDC study. Four out of 10 households use cellphones only, which is twice the rate from just five years ago. Mike Stobbe of AP recently reported for ABC News, 4 in 10 US Homes Are Cellphone Only, Skip Landline.

The CDC survey released today, July 8, 2014, is based on in-person interviews in more than 21,000 homes during the last half of 2013. Some of the facts that the researchers found include:

  • Not all homes have phones: About 3 percent have no landline or cellphone.
  • About 9 percent have only landlines, and about 48 percent have both. Five years ago, 17 percent had only landlines, and about 60 percent had landlines and cellphones

  • Younger people rely more on cellphones: Nearly two-thirds of people in their late 20s live in households with only cellphones. Only 14 percent of people 65 and older use only cellphones.

  • The Midwest is the most wireless region: About 44 percent live in cellphone-only homes. The South and West were nearly as high. In the Northeast, 25 percent live in cellphone-only households.

 

To read the entire article go to http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/10-us-homes-cellphone-skip-landline-24461249

The full CDC Survey is at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/wireless201407.pdf

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