Metric: Wireless overtakes landline in US market

According to data from the FCC and CTIA, as of December 31, 2004, the number of wireless phone subscribers in the US surpassed the number of landline subscribers. At the end of last year, there were 181.1 million wireless phone subscribers compared with 178 million landlines. The report also claims that there was a 15 percent increase in the number of wireless subscribers in 2004. These numbers mark the formal maturation of the wireless industry. They also signify that wireless has emerged as the preferred means of communications for a majority of Americans.

For more on the FCC, CTIA numbers:
- see this blurb from cellular-news