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Is a landline connection the closest thing to having a free phone line?

By Julie Winters Subscribe to RSS | April 28th 2012 | Views:

The internet and mobile phones have completely revolutionized the ways in which we communicate with each other, which in many ways has negated any necessity for a landline connection. It is seen by many as being a somewhat outdated method of communicating, with some statistics even suggesting that landlines could be rendered obsolete by as early as 2030.

But is this a fair analogy? It's true that there are many advantages in using the internet and mobile phones as a primary means of communication, but let's remind ourselves just why the humble telephone has maintained its position as a stalwart in our society for as long as it has.

First and foremost, many argue that whilst it can be cheaper to use wireless technology in order to communicate, quite often the cost of replacing existing technology can greatly outweigh these benefits. It's the old adage 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it'. And although the landline option won't provide you with a free phone line , it can still be the cheaper option especially when bundled with other services.

Landline connections also provide users with far better security then the modern wireless equivalents. It's relatively easy for a hacker to gain access to personal information through online conversations or on a mobile phone in comparison to the traditional phone line. This is why many businesses are reluctant to get rid of their landlines completely.

Another thing to consider is the quality and reliability of the service provided. Anybody who owns a mobile phone or surfs the web can testify that signal strength or broadband speeds respectively, can vary significantly depending on your location or even the time of day. Internet speeds tend to slow down across the board at peak times and this can disrupt loading times, severely affecting people's ability to browse.

Another hugely important factor is the advantage they provide when making emergency phonecalls. Police and ambulance services have long expressed concerns that they encounter great difficulty when attempting to identify caller locations. This can delay response times and ultimately risk people's lives. The simple fact is if you're unlucky enough to find yourself in an emergency situation and you are unable to speak clearly enough to give the operator your location then having a landline could literally save your life.

Lastly, I think that nostalgia probably has a lot to do with it. It's been a staple in so many of our lives for so long that the sentimental part of us simply can't bear to watch its demise. The popularity of replica antique phones over the last ten or so years acts as testament to this. Although it's true that many have abandoned the landline in favour of modern technology, there are equally as many that simply aren't ready to say goodbye to the traditional landline just yet.

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If you're thinking of switching or renewing your landline phone contract , then Homephone Choices can provide you with further information; landlines are relatively cheap when you choose to bundle it with other services, so it's worth doing some research on comparison websites before deciding on which package to go for.

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