New Doesn’t Mean Bet­ter

RECOIL OFFGRID - - Make The Right Call -

Ac­cord­ing to data pro­vided by the Cen­ters for Disease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion, (yes, CDC has been track­ing phone own­er­ship in the U.S. since 2004) land­line phones are rapidly los­ing ground against mo­bile phones. The fol­low­ing ta­ble shows the dra­matic shift that’s taken place in just the last 12 years.

The num­bers for younger Amer­i­cans were even higher. “More than 70 per­cent of all adults aged 25 to 34 and of adults rent­ing their homes were liv­ing in wire­less-only house­holds,” ac­cord­ing to Na­tional Cen­ter for Health Statis­tics.

Pub­lic pay phones have fared no bet­ter. Since reach­ing a peak of 2.6 mil­lion in the mid 1990s, pub­lic pay phones now num­ber fewer than 500,000 in the en­tire United States, ac­cord­ing to the Amer­i­can Pub­lic Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Coun­cil.

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