Vancouver residents reject landlines: survey
People in B.C. are rejecting landlines. (FOTOLIA)
Statistics Canada found in a survey released Monday that British Columbians are rejecting landlines in favour of cell phones.
The province has the second-lowest ownership of landlines in the country — just behind Quebec.
And it also had the second-highest proportion of residents that only use mobile phones — more than a quarter of households — with Alberta the only province that was ahead by less than 1%.
The numbers are significantly increased from just five years before. In 2008, only 10.3% of B.C. homes exclusively used mobile devices.
Among cell phone owners in B.C., the survey found 22.8% of residents, or more than 400,000 households, own four or more of the devices.
The survey was conducted with 1,883 B.C. homes in December 2013, with a margin of error of plus-or-minus 4%.