Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Cell phones vs. landlines from the CDC

Sometimes helpful resources come from unexpected places.

Take this report on "wireless substitution," ie households that rely on cell phones rather than landlines, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) .

You might ask, "Why does the CDC care about who has cell phones and no landline?" The answer doesn't seem to be because they are tracking brain cancer from cell phones (Phew...) It turns out that when the agency conducts the National Health Interview Survey, they ask for a phone number for follow-up purposes. And they ask if this number is a landline, and if anyone in the household has a cell phone.

These questions yield some interesting answers, showing the rise of the wireless-only household, particularly in young adults renting with a non-related roommate.

1 comment:

Patrick said...

There are several advantages of using landlines for business purposes. Utilizing Business Landlines will allow all company personnel to remain in contact with each other at all times, whether in or out of the office. Phones connect the various members of a business on all levels, allowing them to always be focused, reachable, organized, and up-to-date on business operations. The advantages of using landlines in business can be summarized by their enabling of constant accessibility, portable and convenient internet connection, and organization capabilities.