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Wireless only households continue to surge

19 Dec, 2013

A full 39 percent of American households have cut the cord and use wireless only for voice calls, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control's most recent National Health Interview Survey. An additional 16 percent received all or almost all calls on wireless telephones, even though they also had a landline telephone. That means that more than half of Americans (55 percent) primarily or exclusively use their wireless phone.

The CDC, in a separate report, released state-by-state data, noting that, “The prevalence of wireless-only ... varied substantially across states.” For instance, “State-level estimates for 2012 ranged from 19.4% (New Jersey) to 52.3% (Idaho).”

Wireless Substitution: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January–June 2013 (CDC, Dec., 2013)
 
Wireless Substitution: State-level Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2012 (CDC, Dec. 18, 2013)

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