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WSJ: Prepare to hang up the phone - forever

retroworks (652802) writes | about 7 months ago

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retroworks (652802) writes "Telecom giants AT&T and Verizon Communications are lobbying states, one by one, to hang up the plain, old telephone system, what the industry now calls POTS--the copper-wired landline phone system whose reliability and reach made the U.S. a communications powerhouse for more than 100 years. Is landline obsolete, and should be immune from grandparents era social protection?"
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I have lived without a land-line for years but (1)

Laconique (3426803) | about 7 months ago | (#46613197)

I have friends who live alone and for safety reasons they say they keep a land-line. Many offices won't switch to Internet phones even, let alone all cell phones. If my safety or my job depended on it, I would likely have one too. I have it easy enough that a cell phone is all I need
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