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Nearly three million households have ditched home phones in last five years

Saf Malik
April 22, 2021

Home phones on track to disappear from UK households by 2067

Three million households across Britain have ditched their home phone in the last five years according to research.

The research by personalised accessory company Wrappz analysed data published by Ofcom revealed in 2016, 23.3 million households (85 per cent of all homes) had a working home phone whereas now just 20.9 million (74 per cent) have one.

On their current trajectory, home phones are poised to disappear from British households by June 2067.

But surprisingly, the research found that more than a third of Brits (38 per cent) still use an address book.

Wrappz research director Liam Williams said: “At a time when many people have had to change the way they keep in touch with friends and family it has been fascinating to explore the trends around home phone usage.

“While our research highlights that many of us are transitioning to more digital methods of communication, it is important to remember the many benefits of having verbal conversations.

“Although mobile phones provide us with the ability to do almost anything at our fingertips, the pandemic has reminded us that plenty of people still rely on using landlines to connect with the outside world.”

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