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Stats: 47% of homes cellphone only

New statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released Tuesday found 47 percent of homes only use cellphones and do not have a landline phone. That is about 5 percentage points higher than homes that use both wireless and landline phones, which still represent 41 percent of households. Wireless-only households became dominant in late 2014, and they could make up the majority in either late 2015 or early 2016. Since 2012, wireless-only households have grown about 12 percent/The Hill. More here.

DFO: Mrs. O & I have "dumb" cellphones plus landlines in our home. In fact, I just bought 3 new landlines, where were on sale, half price, at Office Max. I prefer landlines to cellphones when I'm talking to someone from home. How about you? Do you still have a landline?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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