I certainly use my landline and hope to do so for many years yet.
I resent paying line rental when it was installed in 1964 and never replaced or upgraded. I must have paid for it ten times over.
- Try Again
After buying a new computer I downloaded 56 gigabytes of BBC podcasts onto it. There was no charge beyond the monthly broadband and line rental charge. I shudder to think what it would cost on a mobile connection.
Of course, the “landline-free” broadband is currently only available in central London, and costs about the same as I currently pay for broadband and line rental. And radio transmissions can be intercepted easily. How long will it take hackers to get a user’s bank details, etc? (I know they can do it currently, but it takes some work – why bother when all they have to do is wait for someone to broadcast the information?)
I wait for the day when I can stop paying for this silly line rental. Mobile wireless networks are the future for us all.
- 55 is greater than 45
I frequently ignore calls (I use caller display). The phone is there for my benefit, not for unsolicited sales calls. I have no intention of getting rid of the landline. It is used for (slowish) broadband as well as phone calls, and the mobile signal here is poor to non-existent.
- Ben Cleuch
The humble landline will make a comeback when people realise how bad cell phones are for their health.
- Harvey Mushman
Watching a US television programme the other day I was more than a little surprised to see listed among four “great American inventions” – telephone and television.