Over one third of U.S. households have ditched landlines
Landlines are almost a thing of the past. Almost. The Center for
Disease Control has released some preliminary results from its National
Health Interview Survey for 2012 and they report that 35.8% of American
households no longer have any sort of landline telephone in their homes.
They rely exclusively on wireless. Just under 16% of American households
said they "received all or almost all calls on wireless telephones
despite also having a landline telephone,”. So more than half of all
American households either have no landline service at all or have a
landline service but rely almost exclusively on wireless.
You can expect this trend to continue, since more than 40% of
Americans ages 18 and younger have ditched landline service completely,
while 34% of all American adults have done the same.