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Idahoans Getting Rid Of Landlines

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By Andrew Reed

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) If you own a cell phone and have gotten rid of your landline, you aren't alone.

New data from the centers for disease control and prevention says Idahoans are cell phone savvy.

You hear them while you're out and about and at work, cell phones.

People are always busy on them, especially in the Gem State.

“A lot of people like the convince of having a cell phone and not having a landline. People don't like to be just at once place with just your home phone,” said Enrique Moralez, Bullfrog cellular.

52.3% of Idahoans own only a wireless telephone.
For 17.5% - it's both a cell phone and landline - while fewer yet use only a landline.

"There are safety features of a landline and corded phones. Corded phones are powered through the phone line so they work when there is no electricity. While a cordless phone you have to charge it to work,” said Sheri Davis, Centurylink.

More than 45% of adults in Idaho, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Utah live in households with only wireless telephone access. Meanwhile, each of those states ranked among the bottom five in terms of per capita personal income last year.

"You're able to take them anywhere with you. They are handheld devices that are just a lot more to use convenient."

With the way technology is changing. Some may call it convince, while others still believe having a home phone is important.


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