More Households Dropping Landlines


More people are getting rid of their landline, according to a new government study released Thursday.

50.8 percent of homes and apartments had only cell phone service in the second half of 2016, the first time such households have had the majority in the survey.

The number of homes that still have landlines? 45.9 percent.

The rest have no phone service at all.

The number of homes without landlines is up 2.5 percent from 2015.

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