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The "Great" Exodus

 

Friday again and it's on week until Christmas.  It's coming to that time of the year where people are starting to call loved ones and spending more time on the phone and it turns out that more people are turning toward cell phone only lives.  That means less people are getting home phone lines and opting for the cell phone as their only phone.

On a recent article on discovery.com they said

...The portion of homes with cell phones but no landlines has grown to 18 percent, led by adults living with unrelated roommates, renters and young people, according to federal figures released Wednesday.

An additional 13 percent of households have landlines but get all or nearly all calls on their cells, the survey showed. Taken together, that means about three in 10 households are essentially reachable only on their wireless phones.

That is not very surprising as more and more people are finding that being always available is very convenient

Another article from Howstuffworks.com explain the reasons for the switch

...People who have made the switch cite several benefits. Wireless communication saves money on local and long-distance phone charges, frees people up from their desks and prevents having to lay new cables. Laymen Global, the New Jersey company, saved $4,600 on its phone bill by forgoing landlines

Now this isn't saying go out and cancel your home line but it is something to think about.  With more and more people wanting to be always available or less people spending time at the house it is a nice option.  You no longer have to remember phone numbers as you always have your phone book with you.  If you haven't considered it you can always go to puremobile.com and see what phones are available.

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