Hm, this is a hard one to say. But I can provide some numbers that might put it into perspective. As of 2004, 5% of households had no landline, and the number more than tripled to 16% by 2007. In New York landline subscriptions have fallen 55% since 2000. Over seas, in Australia, it was predicted that 1.4 million people would end landline usage by 2008.
Now, that cannot tell us how many people threw their phones in the trash. It is possible that they were donated at e-waste collections or even to places like goodwill that can give them new life.
A better question might even be, “how many pay phones have found their way to landfills thanks to cell phones” or with the cell phone upgrade plans, and invention of cool smart phones like the iPhone “how many CELL phones have found their way to landfills thanks to cell phones”
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