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Utahns ditching landline phones faster than other states, study shows

Posted on AllSides May 19th, 2024
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SALT LAKE CITY — Landline phones are a dying breed, especially in the Intermountain West. Just 26.6% of Utahns — 578,088 people — still have landlines, according to a recent Chamber of Commerce study. Utah and other Western states have been quick to abandon landlines in favor of wireless-only options. More than half of Utah residents had already dropped their landlines by the end of 2014, the study says. Idaho takes the top spot for residents without landlines at 78.6%, followed by Oklahoma (77.5%), Wyoming (77.2%) and New Mexico (76.5%)....

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