No Land Line For One Quarter of Young Adults

nophone.jpgMobile phones are the only phone option for more than one quarter of young adults reports the Associated Press. The findings were from a survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which shows that the portion of adults with only cell phones grew by more than two percent in the latter half of last year, to nearly 12 percent. In fact one in four people aged 18 to 24 had only a cellular phone, as did 29 percent of those aged 25 to 29 the study showed.

The study also found that 15 percent of Hispanic adults, 13 percent of black adults, 12 percent of Asians and 11 percent of whites had only a cellular phone, while 22 percent of the poorest adults had only a mobile phone, which is double the rate for those not categorized as poor. Additionally 13 percent of males and 11 percent of females had only cellular phones, while nearly two percent of adults had no phone of any kind.

Trend sees cell phone only use growing [Associated Press via Yahoo!]