4/22/2011 8:30 AM ET |
Filed under: Tech Talk
Remember the days of talking on the phone and being stuck in the room unless you had a really long telephone cord? Or making your weekly harmless prank call on a friend and no one knowing who you were??
Those days are long behind us, unfortunately. With a challenging economy and a rapid increase in technology, it seems that more and more households are ditching their ol' landlines and sticking to having wireless-only homes.
Trends show that more than one in four U.S. homes only had wireless phones and even homes that did have landlines, many of them use their cell phones as their primary means of making and receiving calls.
Experts say that people are trying to eliminate unnecessary costs "and giving up a landline is one way to save money."
They also add that "unless the carriers are able to create some new applications or services such as video calling," it seems that landlines will continue to be on the decline.
Oh well. Guess no more hamburger phones to brighten our days.
Tags: cell phones, decline, landlines