[AMRadio] Landline vs cell

Rob Atkinson ranchorobbo at gmail.com
Mon Jul 25 07:46:45 EDT 2016

I'm keeping my landline until they shut it down.  Offers to sign up
for U-verse go riight into the roundfile unopened.  I know hams who
dropped their land line around here and regret it.  And it is hard to
get it back once you let it go.  Give me the copper twisted pair.  My
WeCo model 302 in the shack works great.



On Sun, Jul 24, 2016 at 2:24 PM, CL in NC via AMRadio
<amradio at mailman.qth.net> wrote:
> My land line runs about $40 a month for just phone service plus the cheapest AT&T long distance option.  Along with the usual cordless phones in the house, I still have a couple rotary dial sets, which are the only ones that work during a power outage.  I have yet to find any cell phone of any type that can meet the audio quality of a landline pushbutton or rotary phone.  I hear dead quiet in my landline, but the cell is full of beeps and burps and an occasional part of a voice from somewhere else when in use. While they have put quality cameras in cell phones now, a better mic might improve things. The issue now is the masses that have no idea what a quality phone connection sounds like, and apparently don't really care.

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