Metric: 9.4% of US wireless customers use handset as primary phone

According to a recent Research and Markets survey, between 23 percent and 37 percent of US wireless subscribers will use their handsets as their primary phone by 2009. More than 9 percent of US wireless subscribers currently use wireless handsets as their primary phone. Fewer consumers feel that a wired phone is even necessary anymore. Today, over half of US consumers are willing to consider completely replacing their wireline phone lines with wireless service. The best predictors of wireless substitution are age and the amount the consumer is currently spending on wireless.

For more details on the primary telephone service study:
- take a look at this press release