Mobile Spending Passes That of Land Lines For First Time
Consumer spending on cell phone bills will pass spending on land lines in the U.S. for the first time in 2007, the Associated Press reported this week, citing data from research firms In-Stat and Mediamark Research & Intelligence.
According to government data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average household spent $524 on cell phone bills and $542 on land lines and pay phones in 2006, a gap that has been closing for years and will likely close completely for this year. If corporate use of cell phones were included, the analysts said, cellular spending would have passed land-line spending years ago.
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