Metric: One-third of Americans use wireless for long distance

According to Forrester analyst Charles Golvin, consumers in roughly one-third of American households make at least 50 percent of their long-distance phone calls at home on their cell phones. Forrester estimates that 5 percent of US homes have ditched their wireline service and use only mobile phones. The trend of "cutting the cord" is prompting many device manufactures to develop dual-mode phones that can either act as cordless phones at home and cell phones away or advanced cellular/WiFi handsets that will serve as mobile wireless VoIP phones at home and cell phones on the road.

For more on the trend:
- see this piece from PC Magazine