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Today In Data: Say Goodbye To Landlines

With the rise of smartphones and other mobile phones, landlines are slowly becoming an old-school good that not many people have in their homes anymore.

According to the just released data from the U.S. Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, landline telephones are no longer in the majority when it comes to home phone services.

Here are the numbers:

50.8 percent | Percentage of Americans who have cell phones for home phones

45.9 percent | Percentage of American households that still have landlines

39.5 percent | Percentage of American households that use both cell phones and landlines

3.3 percent | Percentage of American homes that have no phone at all

71 percent | Amount of 25-to-34-year-olds who live without landlines

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