Americans spent more money on cell phones than land lines in 2007
December 19th, 2007

The United States passed a historical milestone in 2007, with Americans spending more money on cell phones than land lines for the first time.

As recently as 2001, U.S. households spent three times as much on residential phone services as they did on cell phones. But the expansion of wireless networks has made cell phones more convenient, and a wider menu of services, including text messaging, video and music, has made it easier for consumers to spend money via their cell phone…
While there are roughly 170 million land lines in use nationwide, industry officials estimate there are close to 250 million cell phones.

Moreover,

[W]hen corporate cell-phone use is counted, overall U.S. spending surpassed land line spending several years ago, analysts said.


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