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National Study Found One in Eight Households Only Use Cell Phones

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Could you get by with just a cell phone, and without your traditional landline telephone?  A lot of Americans are doing just that.

A federal study found that more than one out of eight households have cell phones, but do not have the old-fashioned phones.

The study tracks the country's growing dependence on wireless phones and the latest numbers suggest that the number of households relying solely on the cell phones may be growing more slowly than in the past.

But researchers say the slowdown may just be due to changes in the survey.

The numbers are of interest to pollsters, and to providers of 911 emergency services. For one thing, it's more expensive for pollsters to reach out to cell-phone users.

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