Friday, April 22, 2011
Ordinary people ditch land lines
Mike Snider, of USA Today, reports that over one in four US homes, 26.6%, have only wireless or cell phones now, in a story, “More people ditching home phone for mobile”, link here.
Lower income households are more likely to do this.
This may present a problem for people who want “work from home” or telecommuting jobs, many of which require a landline.
The other trend is to use digital voice landline, with a cordless phone (from Verizon or Xfinity) with many cell-like capabilities.
But older analog phone service may gradually go away.
As the story indicates, this trend could complicate access to 911 services.