By the end of 2008, 20% of U.S. households had unplugged their landline phones and gone exclusively wireless, say surveys by the U.S. National centre for Health Statistics. That’s a huge increase from early 2005, when only about 7% of U.S. households were wireless-only.
This is mixed news for phone companies like AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ), which have been able to become wireless giants at the expense of their legacy home-phone businesses.
Follow the Chart Of The Day on Twitter: www.twitter.com/chartoftheday
Get This Delivered To Your Inbox
You can get this dropped in your inbox every afternoon as The Chart Of The Day. It’s a simple. It’s convenient. It’s free. All we need is your email address (though we’d love your name and state, too, if you’re willing to share it). Sign up below!
Business Insider Emails & Alerts
Site highlights each day to your inbox.