Friday, August 18, 2006

Nobody calls a house

Cell Phone-Only Households on the Rise

The growth in cell phone-only households is part of a national trend led by 18- to 24-year-olds who use the Internet, says Jupiter Research, which focuses on the Internet and emerging consumer technologies.

Nearly one in four adults in this group use only a cell phone, with no landline service, Jupiter says. Among 25- to 34-year-olds, the figure is one in six.

Again, I‘m surprised. I know this is “supposed“ to be a number to get your attention and evoke a, “Wow, 1 in 4 people have abandoned their landline service!” My reaction is the opposite. I‘m completely shocked this number is so low.

Can someone please tell me what the purpose of shared phone is in 2006? I totally don‘t get it. I would buy someone having a landline for DSL service and using VoIP telophony. I‘m guessing this is not what‘s going on though.

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