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Going wireless - again
Posted on 6-Aug-2003 07:47 | Tags Filed under: News



We had a Geekzone article before (The case for having no landline (POTS) at home) where I've exposed the economical benefits of going 100% mobile - forget landlines. Wired is now running an article on 7.5 million Americans who don't have a landline and live on mobile.

"In number, cell phones are creeping up on land-line phones. They already comprise about 43 percent of all U.S. phones, according to the International Telecommunication Union, up from 37 percent in 2000.

Meanwhile, the number of U.S. land-line phones has dropped by more than 5 million, or nearly 3 percent, since 2000, the Federal Communications Commission reported in June.

The United States hasn't been the quickest to adapt. Already, more than half the phones in the world are cellular."


More information: http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,5...




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