End of the Line for the Landline

#Telephone

Mon, Sep 20th, 2010 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to a recent poll by technology research firm IDC Canada about 12 per cent of respondents said they had no land lines at home, up 4 percentage points over the previous year. The Convergence Consulting Group projects 26 per cent of Canadians will have dumped their landlines by 2014.

Although still behind when compared to the United States, where 25 per cent of consumers have given up on conventional phones thanks to low-priced unlimited wireless telephone plans, new wireless players like Mobilicity, Public Mobile, WIND Mobile and Quebec's Videotron are aggressively pushing unlimited talk and text packages, allowing Canadians to enter a new dawn of wireless, no longer stuck using minutes sparingly.

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