Yet another survey notes that wireless substitution continues apace. Preliminary results from the January-June 2008 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) indicate that the number of American homes with only wireless telephones grew to 17.5%, up 1.7% from the second half of 2007.
In addition, more than one out of every eight American homes (13.3%) received all, or almost all, calls on wireless telephones despite having a landline phone in the home.
And of course, the younger the age group, the more likely they are to have gone wireless. As age increased from 30 years, the NHIS said, the percentage of adults living in households with only wireless telephones decreased: 19.1% for adults aged 30-44 years, 9.2% for adults aged 45-64 years, and 2.8% for adults aged 65 years and older.
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