[AMRadio] Landline vs cell

W4AWM at aol.com W4AWM at aol.com
Mon Jul 25 10:34:53 EDT 2016

Ditto.  Once FIOS gets your copper, you can EVER get it back and your  
inbox and snail mailbox plus your phone get deluged with incessant calls to sign 
 up or their TV and internet service.
John, W4AWM
In a message dated 7/25/2016 7:47:36 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
ranchorobbo at gmail.com writes:

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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