Posted on 6-Aug-2003 07:47
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."