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Cell Phone Use Exceeds Land Lines

When it comes to their phones, Americans are cutting the cord.

2007 is likely to be the first calendar year in which U.S households spent more on cell phone services than on land line phones.

In 2006, the government said average household spending on cell phone bills almost equaled the amount spent on residential and pay-phone services. By now, telecom industry analysts say consumers almost certainly spend more on mobile phones.

The expansion of wireless networks has made cell phones more convenient, and a wider menu of services, including text messaging, video and music, has made it easier for consumers to spend money via their cell phone.

While there are roughly 170 million land lines in use nationwide, industry officials estimate there are close to 250 million cell phones.

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