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batye
batye
2/1/2019 2:32:49 PM
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Re: Landline
@freehe I live in rural area and same as you I have almost exactly same setup in my house... but I also have a big cb radio based powered by UPS and two small handheld cb radios powered by AAA batteries... 

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batye
batye
2/1/2019 2:30:37 PM
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Re: Landline Benefit
@freehe interesting point probably it due to you asking right questions as a smart/educated consumer :) 

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batye
batye
2/1/2019 2:27:07 PM
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Re: landline
@srufolo1 it like new reality, no longer customer service and customer must jump through hoops to get anything... sad reality... 

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batye
batye
2/1/2019 2:24:52 PM
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Re: landline
@srufolo1 I see your point my wife it the same she want to watch tv not trying to figure out if website is down, wifi is out or router need to be re-booted and reset... as for her it simple turn tv on and turn sat box on... until technology improve and get better/ more user friendly... 

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batye
batye
2/1/2019 2:18:36 PM
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Re: landline
@srufolo1  it depends where you live... in my rural area after storms only land line and cb radio way of communication... as if power go down no Cable/Wifi/Sat... nly landline and cb radio left... 

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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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