If you want to know about the success of mobile phones then you better give a look to U.S market. A recent survey on the use of mobile phones in United States showed that almost 25 percent (one-fourth) of American homes do not have a traditional landline but they have a mobile phone with them.
The survey further showed that there are less than 15 percent households which have a landline telephone but no mobile phones. This clearly identifies that mobile phones are being excessively used in U.S. The survey was carried out by Center for Disease Control also called CDC and it has been tracking these statistics since 2006. In 2006 there were only 11 percent households which had no landlines but a mobile phone. In only 3 years this percentage has hit the mark of 25 percent despite of increase in population of United States.
The report of CDC further showed that there are only 60 percent of households which have a mobile phone and a traditional landline and this number is further expected to show a downward trend. The main reasons behind the declining use of landlines and increasing use of mobile phones in household is that when people move to new homes they do not get the landline phone installed. They use their mobile phones instead to stay in contact with others. Different cell phone contracts, WiFi connectivity and social media networking through the mobile phones are also a major reason of this decline.
I guess we don’t need to ask anyone around the world that which mode they prefer either the traditional landlines or the mobile phones because mobile phone will win the poll easily. Even the households which are using home phone services are now connected through digital signals, cable or satellite providers, or a voice-over IP service. Gone are the days of traditional landline and it is now the era of mobile phones. It is not far when there will be no landline phones and only mobile phones.