According to one recent survey — the National Health Interview of January-June, 2012 — about 36 percent of American households have ditched the landline in favor of using only cell phones. In 2008, that number was more like 20 percent.
"In addition," the report said, "nearly one of every six American homes (15.9%) received all or almost all calls on wireless telephones despite also having a landline telephone."
Do you prefer your landline or at least hold on to it for the rare occasions when your cell service goes out? Or have you joined the millions who have decided they don't really need one?
Tell us in comments if you've abandoned or held on to your land line, and why.