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Americans Ditching Old Telephones

More American households are ditching their old telephones: 4 out of 10 only use cellphones, a government survey shows. That’s twice the rate from just five years ago, although the pace of dumping landlines seems to have slowed down in recent years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been tracking telephone use for a decade, and the number of households using only cellphones had been rising by about 5 percentage points each year. Lately, the increases have been smaller, and last year it only went up 3 percentage points to 41 percent of U.S. homes. Why the slight leveling off? Experts could only speculate/Associated Press. More here. (AP file photo for illustrative purposes)

DFO: I still have a landline because it was part of my TV/Internet bundle. Basically, I receive it, along with long distance service, for free.

Question: Do you still have a landline?

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