NORMAN — Will the telephone landline go the way of the pay telephone? That seems to be the case, according to a government study released this week.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which has been tracking telephone use for a decade, said the number of American households using landlines only has been climbing about 5 percent a year.
Currently, 41 percent of U.S. households have landlines only. Some folks — mostly older ones — feel tied to their old numbers or have other devices like security systems or cable networks tied into their landlines.
The study found that nearly two-thirds of all people in their late 20s live in households without landline telephones.
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