Factoid of the day:
The traditional landline is not expected to last the decade in a country where nearly 40 percent of households use only wireless phones. Even now, less than 10 percent of households have only a landline phone, according to government data that counts cable-based phone service in that category.
Lots more interesting things to contemplate here.
You might want to sit down before reading, so as not to hurt yourself when you keel over from the SHOCK of learning how the phone companies think that while we're getting rid of landlines, we should also do away with anything resembling consumer protection, because Progress and Innovation, &c.