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    Americans Hang Up Landlines for Cell Phones

    Hello from the other side. The majority of American households no longer use landline phones, according to the U.S. Health Department: 50.8 percent of homes are now entirely wireless, as are 70 percent of adults between 25 and 34. Only 6.5 percent of homes operate with just a landline. This may be partly an economic necessity: People living in poverty were more likely to have only a cell phone. The numbers mark a steep increase in cord-cutters, as just a decade ago only 15 percent of households were wireless.

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