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(AZCentral)   As long as there are old people, the phone landline will never go obsolete. "We are not really computer savvy"   ( azcentral.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, land lines, Voice over Internet Protocol, IBISWorld, cordless phone  
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2013-07-28 08:04:49 AM  
5 votes:
If I give up my landline, how will I be able to call my cell when I can't remember where I set it down in the house?
2013-07-28 02:13:51 PM  
1 vote:
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Please don't cut the hard line.  We need an exit!
2013-07-28 11:46:04 AM  
1 vote:

Holding that little credit card sized POS for any length of time is a pain in the ass too

That is usually true when you're constipated.Eat some prunes
2013-07-28 11:34:58 AM  
1 vote:

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.

I had an image of your Princess phone floating on a cushion, held close to your submerged home by the wire. And ringing.
2013-07-28 10:39:37 AM  
1 vote:
"A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report published last year estimated that in Arizona, between January and December of 2011, 38 percent of adults older than 18 already lived in wireless-only households."

Owning a Landline is now considered a disease?  WTF?

Plus, if you lived in Canada you would be an idiot to get rid of your landline.  Our cell rates are ridiculous here due to the Govt. approved Oligopoly we have here.  You have basically 2-3 carriers to choose from and they have goosed the rates to where a basic cell costs $40+ a month as opposed to $20 for a landline.

And if you happen to subscribe to Rogers and want to get something fixed, good luck with their "customer service" robo-system.

"Would you like to 1) Purchase a new Rogers Cell or service, 2) Report a problem?"

"Report a Problem"

"I think I heard you say Purchase a new Rogers cell or service.  I can help you with that..."

2013-07-28 10:10:59 AM  
1 vote:

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.

The Submitter was quoting from someone interviewed for the article, and the article also covered your point:

Ken McMahon, vice president and general manager of CenturyLink in Phoenix, the state's largest phone-service provider, said in an e-mail that more than a million residential and business customers in Arizona have the company's landline phone service "due to its affordability, voice quality, functionality and reliable 911-location identification."

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2013-07-28 09:54:04 AM  
1 vote:
If you want to have some real fun, replace the land line with an Ooma... the look on my mom's face as I tried to explain how VOIP works...Classic
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