More Homes Dropping Landline Phones

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(Atlanta, GA) New research shows more and more homes in the U.S. are ditching the landline phone service in a move to go wireless.

The Centers for Disease Control says it’s happening mostly in rural areas.

That’s where as many as 50% of households have abandoned home phone service.

The state with the most cell-phone only households is Idaho.

And the state where you’re most likely to find a landline is New Jersey, where almost 80% of households have one.

1 Comment

  • Emily

    Well some people would rather have a land line but your people who are supposed to maintain and fix the phone lines don’t or cannot seem to do their job it seems. I have a family member who has had constant problems with her home phone line for years and the phone company has yet to fix it.

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