Landlines Now an “Endangered Species”?

By on Apr 22, 2011 in Cellphone, Lifestyle, Technology, United States, World Comments

Landlines are slowly going extinct. They are now an “endangered species.” According to a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 27% of United States households in the first half of 2010 were using cell phone only. This figure was said to be eight times higher than in 2004.

Mississippi and Arkansas are leading the trend. According to the CDC report, 35% of adults in those states only have cell phones. Meanwhile, New Jersey and Rhode Island are their opposites, with only 13 percent of adults are not using landlines.

Other states with high percentage include Texas (32.5%), North Dakota (32.3%), Idaho (31.7%) and Kentucky (31.5%).

Below is a state-level comparisons of the percentage of adults living in wireless-only households provided by CDC on their report:


Wireless-Only Households



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