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American households now spend more on cell service than landlines

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 5:55PM EST

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Given the recent surge of mobile phone and device use, we’re surprised that this has yet to happen, but it looks like 2007 might mark the first year during which the average U.S. household will end up spending more money on cellular service than landlines. As you can well imagine, landline use has been declining for quite some time, with many families and individuals getting rid of their landline service entirely in favor of a mobile solution. In 2006 consumers spent an average of $524 on their cell service, compared with an average of $542 on their landlines. When the chips fall at the end of ’07, however, the numbers are expected to have shifted in favor of the cellular industry. Nice work, guys!


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Josh Karp followed his love of technology since a kid through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, and part of the first editorial team, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eighteen years of experience covering the wireless industry.


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