If you use a cellphone instead of a landline, you aren’t alone. More people are dropping their landlines in exchange for a cellphone-only existence.
The increased number of Missouri and Illinois households dropping their landlines follows a national trend, according to the data released by the CDC. In most state, between 15 and 25 percent of households use only cellphones. Some states saw their counties rank even higher, like Dallas County, Texas, which saw 43.2 percent of households switch to cellphones.
Some experts say the removal of landlines is due, in part, to people trying to save money.