Cell-Phone Spending Surpasses Land Lines?

Susan Hall

For the first time, it's likely that U.S. residents in 2007 spent more on cell-phone services than land lines, according to government and industry officials.


On average, households spent $524 on cell phone bills in 2006, compared with $542 for residential and pay-phone services. The popularity of cell phones and the many add-on features make it likely that cell bills have surpassed spending on traditional phone services, according to an Associated Press story on Newsvine.com.


That story notes the increase in the number of people who have ditched their land lines and gone cell-only, though government research also recently suggested that growth rate might be slowing.

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