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Landline Future Getting Even More Grim

Residential landline telephone services are becoming obsolete, particularly with younger generations.

More than half of adults between the ages of 25 and 29 reside in wireless-only homes, the Federal Communications Commission revealed this week in an annual report on the U.S. wireless industry.

The number of Americans who rely exclusively on mobile wireless for voice service has increased significantly in recent years,” the FCC said, citing a January-June 2010 National Health Interview Survey.

The survey reveals that about one in four adults live in homes with wireless-only voice connections. Thats up from 21.1 percent in the first half of 2009, the FCC said. 

One other tidbit: The percentage of kids living in wireless-only homes has increased from 21.3 percent in the first half of 2009 to 29 percent in the first half of 2010.


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