fjnorton: Lesson learned from all the hurricanes is always have a land line. They are buried here and the only thing that has continued working through all of the hurricanes.We had to evacuate and would call the answering machine to see if the house was still there.
Bathia_Mapes: Submitter- It's not always a matter of not being computer savvy that makes people keep their landlines. A close family friend of mine lives in an area just before you get to Florence, Oregon where there is little to no cell phone reception. If you're lucky your phone has one bar in that area, but most times there are no bars. She does have a cell phone too, as do many of her neighbors, but they are pretty much useless at their homes, inside or outside.
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