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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Actually there was a specific term used on work orders that i don’t remember lo these 40 years later.
That’s gonna bother me now.
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.
How are you liking the Note?
Geez, what’s with the two sentence teaser that doesn’t even tell us why land lines are disappearing? I understand the copyright restrictions (is there one for this TV station?), but some background (even if it were in your comment) would be helpful.
So when you dial 911 on your cell phone the emergency service people know what your address is?
I may have misspoke about the GPS ability.
If you have a GPS application on your phone it may be able to pinpoint you but when they are triangulating your signal from cell towers it is not that close.
The telephone poles around here are full of fifty year old telephone lines that are no good. They leave them in place, I guess they still have value on the books. They haven’t installed any new lines in those fifty years, and when a “pair” goes out, it takes the phone guy an hour to find a replacement pair. We’re in a dense suburb, less than a mile from the telco office. There are five 2” cables on the poles. The telco can’t wait to abandon this business.
I haven’t tried the 911 call to find out. My phone just uses the radio and towers to show me my location. Nothing special, as far as I know.
Let’s just say I won’t be on ‘MTV Cribs’ anytime soon. I just tried it, in the middle of a thunderstorm here....blinking blue dot in my living room.
Accuracy vs. precision I suppose.
>> seem to be mostly Republicans
Plenty of assholes in both parties.
I have a feeling a lot of people with monitored home alarm systems are not going to be pleased.
My alarm system is the only reason we still have a landline.
Anyway, at least getting rid of land lines will make things easier for Homeland Security monitoring. Wiretaps are so... retro. Of course, without landlines, EMP bombs will be a slightly bigger concern.