Whether you blame it on Twitter, texts, or the inability to make a phone call on a touchscreen phone, the US is moving away from voice calls, with the average length of a call falling dramatically in the last year.
Some folks decided to study the calling habits of 5.3 million people over an 18-month period. 350 million phone calls later, they came to an almost obvious conclusion: Prepaid cellphone users make and return fewer calls than their postpaid counterparts.
According to a report by the Center for Disease Control (no, this has nothing to do with swine flu), one out of every five families has ditched landlines entirely for cellphones. I find that number a bit low, but what do I know? I'm deranged from swine flu because the CDC decided to tell me about telephone lines…