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srufolo1
srufolo1
1/21/2019 9:46:50 PM
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Re: landline
@afwriter My reason for not cutting the cord are twofold: No. 1, I am a Baby Boomer and No. 2, I use my iPhone enough. When I want to be entertained, I want to not be holding something in my hand and resting on a nice comfortable sofa cushion because my back hurts!

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batye
batye
1/18/2019 2:26:50 PM
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Re: landline
my Godkids no longer have tv in house they use tablets/phone/pc screens to watch they shows and media... 

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afwriter
afwriter
1/16/2019 10:31:18 PM
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Re: landline
I cut the cord a long time ago and have no plans to ever go back. The generational divide is funny though because I still watch most of my entertainment on my TV through streaming devices like Roku, but my kids who are 5 and 8 would much rather watch something on their tablets than the TV. 

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srufolo1
srufolo1
1/16/2019 10:08:42 PM
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Re: landline
@afwriter That's so cool about your dad. Just went to the Optimum store today because you can't get a person on the phone if your bill is late and you have been cut off, such as I. All they do is send you to the "payment module." Great customer service, right? Had a  question for the guy about my bill and told him I probably am going to drop Optimum after my "promotion" I signed up for about two years ago expires because all I really need is the Wi-Fi. He agreed with me. He said the mobile phone is the new television. So I told him Optimum (CableVision) should lower their prices.  

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freehe
freehe
1/16/2019 9:34:27 PM
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Landline Benefit
Older home security monitoring systems work using a home phone connection to monitor fire and burglar alarm sensors. Newer customers have a wireless connection for home security. However some companies may charge extra to upgrade to a wireless connection. Luckily I didn't have to pay extra for a wireless connection.

 

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freehe
freehe
1/16/2019 9:27:52 PM
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Landline
I have a landline phone because the electricity went out in my neighborhood for 8 hours and my cell phone was not fully charged. I was able to make phone calls using my landline phone. For that reason, I like having a landline as a backup.

Also, if you place a cell phone near a cordless phone's base, you can access your wireless service using Bluetooth technology and use a cordless handset to make or answer cell phones calls.

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freehe
freehe
1/16/2019 9:24:02 PM
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Phones
I have had a landline, VOIP and a cell phone. VOIP provided the worst service, I cancelled VOIP because the service was so bad. Service with VOIP and cell phone can be spotty. Maybe one day telcos could provide cell phone service that works nationwide in any area 24/7 with 99.9999% uptime and batteries that last for 24 hours or more.

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freehe
freehe
1/16/2019 9:11:05 PM
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Re: landline
@afwriter. Good point. However there is one advantage to having a landline. If the power goes out you can still make phone calls. Cell phone reception is still spotty in some places. Landlines are also good during emergencies. Landlines serve as a great backup to cell phones.

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freehe
freehe
1/16/2019 8:53:00 PM
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Trends
I agree that Fiber and 5G and tends for 2019. It seems as though the demand for speed for fiber increases monthly. Consumers are addicted to storage and speed.  Hopefully fiber and 5G will be able to keep up with the demand. 

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freehe
freehe
1/16/2019 8:36:04 PM
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Re: landline
@afwriter, Wow that is awesome. I wonder how many people could save money by doing this same thing.

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