31.6% of Americans would like to buy wired and wireless from the same company

Telecom carriers apparently are not providing wireless in their service bundles as frequently as customers would like, reports In-Stat. Only 18% of current bundle subscribers have wireless, even though 31.6% actually wish to include wireless in their telecommunications bundle. Wireless has eroded the minutes of use for long distance and local calling. Respondents report a mean reduction in long distance minutes of 60% and local calling by 46.9%. Even though half of the wireline local and long distance usage has been replaced by mobile phone use, 81% of consumers want to keep their fixed line services. Consumers still prefer easy-to-understand service bundling and shy away from complex converged wireless/wireline services.