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Fixed Mobile Substitution Increasing Across US

According to new research, 27 percent of U.S. households ditched the landline in 2010 and now exclusively use cell phones. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted the study, which was an eightfold increase since 204.

They found that Arkansas and Mississippi are leading the trend. 

The CDC’s research shows 35 percent of adults in those two states only have cell phones. 

Eight other states have at least 30 percent of adults going the wireless only route, but New Jersey and Rhode Island are at the opposite end of the spectrum.

There, only 13 percent of adults have dumped landlines.

For some perspective, another wireless survey found that 96 percent of all adults in the U.S. have cell phones. 

As wireless service gets more dependable and more versatile, landlines are likely to go to the way of black and white television.

Source: WECT

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