In a high-tech shift accelerated by the recession, the number of U.S. households opting for only cell phones has for the first time surpassed those that just have traditional landlines, reports the Associated Press. Twenty percent of households had only cells during the last half of 2008, compared to 17 percent with landlines but no cells, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey released May 6. That ratio has changed starkly in recent years: In the first six months of 2003, just 3 percent of households were wireless only, while 43 percent had only landlines. Stephen Blumberg,...

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