Skip to comments.So Long Landline? Senate Bill Could Cut the Cord
Posted on 03/28/2012 4:03:14 PM PDT by jonascord
Landline telephones could soon be a thing of the past in parts of Ohio if a senate bill passes.
I would not like it too much. I think landlines are important and I have to make a lot of long distance calls, said Jerry Viola.
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Haven’t used a landline in years, except for my fax, but this should be decided by the marketplace, not by gov’t.
They still don't have the GPS on cell phones to the point that they can pinpoint your location to an address. They can come close, but close is within a block.
I keep the landline on a limited plan, basically for emergency and power outage use.
The GPS on my (fairly old) Blackberry can pinpoint me to different parts of the house.
How large is your house?
My Galaxy Note can also pinpoint me in either end of my house.
If I understand this correctly, the bill removes the requirement forcing phone companies to provide landline service. They still can provide the service if they wish. This move would seem to make the market more free, thus allowing the market to decide.
Hussein’s going after landlines because they’re dependable in an emergency. Cell phone and internet service is spotty at best here so I gladly pay for landline. What about all those jobs he’s closing out? This is just one more thing “they” are taking away from us.
I could live with that.
Cell phone doesn’t work well in our home, plus the REAL (not a portable phone) land line works best in emergencies.
Don’t think they should do away with the landlines.Senior citizens often don’t use cell phones.
Plus we get the internet at home over the copper lines. There’s a ton of copper infrastructure out there that could be better utilized.
With 75% still on landlines it’s too soon but it won’t be long.
They ought to move to a grandfathered-only/hardship exception arrangement soon.
People can call their emergency services and just tell them what the address is for their phone number- which will show up when they call.
The phone companies will make a mint selling that copper.
I have a cell phone that uses a copper line. How will this bill effect me, when I am in traffic, trailing a phone cord 23 miles one-way?
Out of the 23 years with ATT I never heard of “landline”....We referred to it as a “lan (local access network) line”....
No effect until you make a U-turn.
“make the market more free”
Yeah, but deregulation has all the pitfalls of regulation.
though I agree with the intent this bill (just going by the news article) seems too sudden to me and would have unintended consequences.
When I worked for Ma Bell (C&P) we called it ‘the phone line’...
I had a land line until recently. The reason it was discontinued was my land line was also my DSL connection. The provider was AT&T, one of the most incompetent companies on the planet.
That copper should be given over to the meth freaks.
That would be BO giving to the underclass.
When I worked with NY Tele we called it a “loop”....
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