US consumers toss out home phones

Nov 25 2003 - 08:52 PM ET | In The News
Yet another study has found that more and more US consumers are opting for cell phones over home phones. bq. "Nationwide, nearly one in thirty (3.5%) households with Home PCs have no phone line, up from 2.4% only one year ago and 0.3% the year before that. Although this number may seem small, it's part of a growing trend that we spotted the year before. At the same time, the 2-line household is in decline, decreasing to less than one fourth (23.2%) from 26.5% the year before." With number portability comes the ability to transfer your home number to your cell phone. Because of this, look for these numbers to grow quite a bit during the next year.