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 Monday, March 09, 2009

Do I really need a landline since I'm always on my cellphone? That's a question on a lot of minds these budget-cutting days.

A recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Americans, for the first time, are spending more for cellphones than landlines. The report said 55 percent of all consumer telephone expenses in 2007 were for cellphones, while landlines accounted for 43 percent (the remaining 2 percent went mostly to pagers and phone cards).

Exactly how much are we spending? Plenty. In 2007, according to the bureau's report, the average American consumer spent $1,110 on telephone services, the bulk - $608 - for cellphones and the rest for landlines ($482) and other services ($20).

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Source: Cellular News.