Released: June 07, 2018
More than half of U.S. households have ditched landline phones
Source: Tracy Lien, L.A.Times (Paid Registration)
More than half of U.S. households — 53.9% — rely entirely on cellphones, according to a survey from the National Center for Health Statistics, an arm of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
There are, of course, some downsides to landline abandonment. Landline phones have historically been more reliable than cellphones, particularly during emergencies. Many landline phones also work during power outages, whereas cellphones require frequent charging.
But cellphones can do things that standard land-line phones cannot. For example, today’s cellphones and their software give users more control over when and how they can be reached.
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