Landlines officially obsolete in 2016, cell phones are new go-to devices.

Posted by on April 12, 2016

When was the last time you answered a call from your landline phone? Probably some time ago, and chances are it was either a wrong number or a sales call. Well, it seems that more households are dropping their landline phones in favour of the cell phone. Below are a few reasons as to why.

USA Landline Cancellation Reasons

1. Don’t need one

The plain and simple reason is that nowadays with the cell phone being the main tool for communication, we no longer have a need for the landline. When it rings we all stare at each other, and wonder, who is that calling? Also, with the younger generation ever dependent on their cell phones the need for a landline becomes even less.

2. Never use it

There might be the odd occasion when we require the landline. For example, some calls can be more expensive if made on a cell phone. That being said it’s only a small percentage of the time, and 35% of Americans say they never use it anyway.

3. No one calls

OK, that might be an exaggeration. The only people who do seem to call are the telemarketers, and quite frankly most households have had enough of them. The sure fire way to put an end to this is to get rid of the landline phone altogether. Of course that might not be a good thing, particularly if someone doesn’t know your cell phone number and needs to get in touch.

4. Save money

When things get financially tight you start looking at things to cut back on. The first glance is always to the landline phone, asking the question “do we really need it?” With landline packages on the rise it would seem like the logical solution. But with the cable TV and internet as part of most deals careful consideration needs to be taken before making the leap.

5. Don’t have one

If you’re buying a new home then you might be surprised to find that there is no landline when you move in. This is because 46% of American homes don’t have a landline. They are simply becoming obsolete. The landline still may serve a purpose though, if it brings you your DSL internet connection. There are even those who don’t even know their own landline phone number. A scary thought, but it’s one that is becoming more common.

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