Heise: A growing number of Europeans are doing without a landline telephone connection at home. Viviane Reding, the EU’s Media Commissioner, announced in Brussels that some 22 percent of households had completely switched to cell phones at the end of 2006. That figure is four percent higher than the previous year.
At the same time, a Eurobarometer study found that the number of households with a landline connection fell by five percent to 72 percent. Approximately 80 percent of those surveyed had a cell phone. 6 percent did without a telephone altogether. (…)