Landline? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Landline!
Two different reports out of Europe today point to the trend of people ditching landlines in favor of mobile phones. First comes the news out of Norway that there are now more mobile phone accounts that landlines in that country. Apparently 96% of people have mobile phones, and only 85% of homes have landlines. Heading over to Belgium, the news is even bigger, as it appears that there are almost twice as many mobiles as land lines (ok, ok, 1.7 mobile phones per landline), which seems like quite a lot. Of course, a single household with multiple residents is more likely to have multiple mobile phones and only a single landline, so this isn’t that surprising. It just seemed like a trend worth noting.