A home without mobile phones is no home at all, according to a new survey by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).
According to the NTIA’s annual survey of more than 2,000 households, nearly a third of households did not have a smartphone or other mobile device in their home, with the remainder having a smartphone with a wireless connection.
Of those households, only 18% had a phone with a wired connection, compared to 55% of those without a mobile device.
The survey also found that only 20% of the households with smartphones had a mobile phone in the home.
The NTIA survey also showed that almost one in five households had a wireless internet connection, while the remaining households had one or more broadband internet connections.
While the study does not indicate what mobile phone usage habits might have been for the respondents, a majority of those surveyed said they did not want to keep their mobile phones.
Almost a quarter of respondents said they had switched to using a Wi-Fi connection to access the internet.
While some respondents had opted to install a mobile broadband connection, most respondents said that they did so only to keep data and information on their phones and other devices.
The majority of respondents who opted for a cellular connection also said they wanted to keep all data and personal information on the devices they had.
The survey also indicated that one in four households had multiple mobile phones or used one in multiple devices.
While most of the respondents said their phones were connected to the internet or other data networks, a number said they relied on their personal phone service to access internet data.
For the survey, the NTI surveyed more than 1,400 households in the United States.