2-3% of Australian households have cut landlines

Australian landline costs have risen about 40% since 2001 while mobile phone costs have been falling. Fixed-line rental costs about $30 a month in Australia. Nearly a third of telephone calls made from homes are already on mobiles. 10-15% of European households no longer have landlines as a result of competition from mobiles. 2-3% of Australian households have done the same.