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In Ages 25 to 29, Half in ­.s. Have a Cell Phone, but No Landline


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In a first for any age group, more than half of Americans who are 25 to 29 years old live in households with cell phones but no traditional landline telephones.

A report on phone use by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also found that the younger children are, the likelier they are to live in homes that only have wireless phones. That suggests that younger parents are showing increasing comfort relying only on cell phones even as they adjust from being single to a more settled family lifestyle, according to one of the report's authors.

Taken together, the figures released Tuesday provide the latest evidence of how young people are leading the nation's evolution away from landline phones.

From Associated Press
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