Security dealers take note: Approximately 9 percent of U.S. adults have abandoned their traditional telephone service completely and now use their wireless phone exclusively, according to the 2005 Telecommunications Report, a study conducted quarterly by Harris Interactive online in April 2005 among a sample of 1,088 U.S. adults.

This trend is expected to grow because 5 percent of all adults say they are “seriously considering” going exclusively wireless within one year. Another 47 percent say they are “somewhat considering” this switch.

Although the trend is expected to grow, 39 percent of all adults say they will never abandon their traditional phone line.

“These results show that many consumers are actively seeking out alternative telecommunications services, and the options are out there,” stated Joe Porus, chief architect for the technology research practice at Harris Interactive.