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Topic - Stephen Blumberg
America's abandonment of the landline phone in favor of the cellphone is accelerating, but nowhere has it gone further than in Arkansas and Mississippi. The states where the smallest proportion of people depend solely on wireless phones and no landlines: New Jersey and Rhode Island.
America's abandonment of the landline phone in favor of the cellphone is accelerating, but nowhere has it gone further than in Arkansas and Mississippi.
In a first for any age group, more than half of Americans age 25-29 live in households with cell phones but no traditional landline telephones.
"You could say that among that age group, wireless only is the new norm," said Stephen Blumberg, a senior scientist at CDC and an author of the survey.
Blumberg said this is significant because it counters the perception _ backed by previous data _ that cell phone-only households are likelier to be comprised of young, unattached people.