“You’re as likely to find a landline in a college dorm as you’re an old typewriter, according to this Washington Post article on MSNBC. While roughly 30% of college students had a cell phone 5 years ago, more than 90% have them today, resulting in student directories including out-of-state numbers instead of 4-digit extensions. More trivia on college students: 90% own a PC, 65% have broadband, 62% own a stereo system, 74% have a DVD player, 55% have a gaming system.”
Seems like a natural move to me. Cell phone calls have gotten cheaper by the month, and the advantage over landlines is obvious. Also, broadband is usually provided by the campus.
You could probably see similar numbers in germany, if legislation wouldn’t make it so difficult to get broadband without landlines, due to the old telecoms monopoly still working in spite of the privatization efforts.
If I could, I’d get rid of my landline immediately – nearly 40 Euros fixed costs without any inluded minutes – what a waste.