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Almost 20% of current wireless users plan to cut the cord in the next 12 months

While wireline service continues to account for the majority of residential phone use, it is being eroded by wireless voice services. According to In-Stat, of those respondents that use wireless, 37% indicated that the use of their cell phone had decreased their local phone usage, and 44% indicated it had decreased their long distance usage.

While wireline service continues to account for the majority of residential phone use, it is being eroded by wireless voice services. According to In-Stat, of those respondents that use wireless, 37% indicated that the use of their cell phone had decreased their local phone usage, and 44% indicated it had decreased their long distance usage. The decreasing use of wireline for voice calls is the key concern of most traditional telecom providers. Less than 20% of current wireless users plan to cut the cord in the next 12 months.