Harris Interactive, a market research firm, has conducted a survey of 9,132 adults conducted in 4Q of 2007 to find out the telephony usage patterns of U.S. adults. The survey shows that about 14% of adults are cord-cutters, up from about 10% in 2006. The percentage of adults with landline phones has dropped slightly to 79% from 81%. This shows that the number of people who use a cell phone exclusively for voice communication (i.e. have no landline phone), also called cord-cutters, is increasing.
The Chart and the table below show the telephony usage patterns among U.S. adults
, as depicted by the survey taken in Q4 2007 through Q1 2008.
(source: Harris Interactive, techuntangled calculations)