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Home phone...land line

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by DAKA, Jun 11, 2019 at 3:10 PM.

  1. DAKA

    DAKA Bent out of shape Donor

    Fort Lauderdale
    We are keeping our "land line" (home phone) as a service to Robo, Begging, Charity etc callers.
    If we give it up as so many have done, it would make the callers start to call cell phones.
    Don't thank us for thus charitable service...
  2. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    I keep mine for multiple reasons

    Trash line
    Ref for businesses
    Search for when I misplace my cell
    Ref for phone searches
    Contact for clearances (they prefer lan line, shows established and stability...govt )

    Basically anything I don’t want to be bothered with or it’s a irrelevant ref

    I get enough calls still from spontaneous bots and recruiters, who still have it after years of gig hunts.

    Thank god, Congress made it possible to restrict bots and other auto calling
    (No, I don’t want to talk about my insurance or college loan )
  3. genuinemommy

    genuinemommy Moderator Staff Member

    I would love to have a traditional land line. A hard wire that ties us in with local emergency services means that 911 can respond faster.
    Also, it means that the phone might work in a disaster situation when cell phones and internet connections are down.

    Unfortunately what is available to our apartment complex is voip.

    We only have cell phones and computers with high speed internet for communication with the outside world.
  4. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    You actually may want to consider it for your new role and area.
    It may assist, like me, in background clearances and other bureaucracy (you never know how archaic some entities are... :rolleyes:)
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