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5 reasons to keep your landline phone

This trend has everyone wondering, “Is a landline phone necessary?”

Landlines are more reliable.


Do you pace around the house on your phone? Are you often forced to stay in one place to ensure you don’t lose the signal? Landline phones will not drop your calls and you don’t have to worry about dead zones in your house.


Landlines are better in an emergency.


If you’re ever in trouble at home and you call 911 on a cell phone, emergency dispatch is only able to determine a general area where you are located based on the cell towers nearby. More times than not, this information is not specific enough to send help to your location. A landline, however, is tied to your address, allowing emergency dispatch to send help your way ASAP.

A home phone can improve your cell reception.

Some new cordless phones can stand in for your cell phone. By placing a cell phone near the cordless phone's base, you can access your wireless service using Bluetooth technology and use a cordless handset to make or take cell calls. In addition to the convenience of using one handset for all of your calls, you might get better cell-phone reception at home. For example, if you don’t get cell service in your basement, you might be able to make or take cell calls from there using a cordless handset.


You might not save much when you drop home-phone service


Do you pace around the house on your phone?


Are you often forced to stay in one place to ensure you don’t lose the signal? Landline phones will not drop your calls and you don’t have to worry about dead zones in your house.


Landlines are better in an emergency.


If you’re ever in trouble at home and you call 911 on a cell phone, emergency dispatch is only able to determine a general area where you are located based on the cell towers nearby. More times than not, this information is not specific enough to send help to your location. A landline, however, is tied to your address, allowing emergency dispatch to send help your way ASAP.


You might not save much when you drop home-phone service.

Dropping a phone line from a triple-play telecom bundle might save you as little as $5 or so a month. That's because the discount for an Internet and TV double play is usually less than for a triple play with phone service. In a recent survey, about 40 percent of Consumer Reports readers who thought about switching telecom services kept the phone as part of a bundle because of the skimpy savings.

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