Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, Ph.D.

I study people, technology, and the worlds they make

They’ve cut the hard line! Get out!

According to Excite News:

7.5 million Americans… have “cut the cord” and gone solo with their cells.

Students, recent graduates and young professionals are leading the way….

cell phones… comprise about 43 percent of all U.S. phones, according to the International Telecommunication Union, up from 37 percent in 2000.

Meanwhile, the number of U.S. landline phones has dropped by more than 5 million, or nearly 3 percent, since 2000, the Federal Communications Commission reported in June.

According to the ITU, the number of cell phones already exceeds the number of landlines worldwide. We’re slowly moving toward a world in which the “phone” is a mobile device. I doubt my children will ever have fixed-line phones.


  1. How are VoIP setups handled in that survey? We no longer have a landline per se, but our telephone service now comes in over broadband.

  2. Nice site you have!

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