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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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afwriter
afwriter
1/16/2019 2:05:25 PM
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Re: landline
My Dad who is 57 and has never been terribly technologically inclined cut his landline and cable and only has wifi. He barely even uses his streaming devices he gets most of his entertainment from his phone. It has saved him a ton of money. 

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srufolo1
srufolo1
1/15/2019 10:35:36 PM
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Re: landline
@mhhf1ve Loved the video, especially the end of it.  Makes me feel like a dinosaur. But not really. I feel kind of proud that I taught myself how to use technology as we progressed, even though I did live in the day of the rotary phone.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
1/15/2019 10:27:17 PM
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Re: landline
@afwriter I always find it laughable when it's asked on applications, etc... for mobile and home phone numbers. I know of no one that uses their landline phone as a contact for them. I do have it now because of a Triple-Play deal, but now I am questioning the cost of it when all I really need in my home is Wi-Fi.

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DonBrowne
DonBrowne
1/14/2019 8:50:00 AM
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Re: DSL and Cordcutting
Internet over power lines seemed to be a power company promotion as it would bring some additional income presumably, but services that might be affected by radio frequency interference objected to the idea. Transmitting signals over all those power lines could create some interference with radio signals broadcasting over the air.

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batye
batye
1/11/2019 6:42:55 PM
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Re: DSL and Cordcutting
@mhhf1ve  I think it thing oof the past now as technology have big hype but never did pck up off the ground...

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