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More homes switch to mobile phones only in US

According to the Associated Press, mobile phone usage in the United States has for the first time surpassed the usage of traditional landlines.

According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey 20% of households had only mobile phones in the last half of 2008 which is an increase of 3% over the first half of 08 and the largest 6 month increase since data gathering began in 03.

Figures show that 20% of homes have mobile handsets only as compared to 17% without mobile phones but with landlines, whereas in 2003 only 3% of households were wireless only and 43% were landlines only.