The drop in pay-phone numbers angers advocates, who are quick to point > out that cell phones -- and sometimes any phones at all -- are > prohibitively expensive for many people. > A full 7.1 percent of the nation's households had no phone of any kind > in November 2005, up from 4.7 percent three years earlier, according > to the Federal Communications Commission.
These two paragraphs are not necessarily linked.
Or rather, more and more households "had no phone of any kind" for reasons other than poverty.
Most of my friends and acquaintances are reasonably prosperous, and most of them don't have any landline phone service at all. They use their cellphone for everything.
Mark Atwood When you do things right, people won't be sure firstname.lastname@example.org you've done anything at all.