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Five million UK households never use their landline for calls - Uswitch

Thursday 22 April 2021 | 09:57 CET | News
More than one quarter of UK households, or 5 million, never use their landline for phone calls, with more than one third (35%) only getting a landline to get broadband, according to new research from Uswitch.com.

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