Cable & Telecom

20% plan to dump or ignore their wireline service

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., - The massive rise of wireless telephony users means that an ever-increasing number of them plan to abandon their traditional wireline service. According to the In-Stat U.S. Consumer Telecom Survey released Monday, almost 20% of respondents that use wireless voice service plan to drop landline phone service. "Furthermore, as an indication of future wireline erosion, wireless usage continues to increase in proportion to wireline usage, particularly among 18-24 year olds," says the release. "Compared to 2004 survey results, wireless has increased from one-quarter of home phone minutes to nearly one-third in 2005," says Bryan Van Dussen, a research...