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AT&T Drops Contract Requirement for Home Phone Service

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Mar 20, 2013, 11:03 AM
I do not understands why At&t Drops Home Phone Service. Wireless is not as reliable as the Landline. And God forbid if there were to be a national disaster, specially in CA, Where r we going o turn too. Not the wireless I can assure, it'll be the Old Fashion Landline. I think it's a big mistake and should re-consider this process. Surprised
Eric M. Zeman

Mar 20, 2013, 11:08 AM
It is chiefly for portability. When you move to a different town (let alone a different state), you cannot take your home phone number with you. You are required to get a new home phone number. Some people are *loathe* to change their home phone number.

This service lets people keep the same home number with them no matter where they happen to move.

Mar 20, 2013, 12:19 PM
Umm,... do "home phones" still exist???
2000-2001 was the last time I had a landline.

Multiple bills don't make sense to me.
My wireless bill is my home & mobile phone bill, home & mobile internet, ...all in one bill.
Rusty Shackleford

Mar 21, 2013, 2:51 AM
The land line is the early 21th century's version of the fax machine, and soon it will only be found in the homes of the elderly and businesses. I honestly do not see the value in having yet another mobile communication device that is designed to be immobile.

Mar 20, 2013, 12:14 PM
Wireless isn't reliable? Really? This is 2013, cell towers are everywhere, their on billboards, tops of buildings, alongside highways, ...things aren't like how they use to be 15-20 years ago.

Cell service is just fine.
I've been with two wireless carriers, Cingular/ATT January 2002-March 2010
Verizon March 2010-Present
No major call problems with either.

Mar 20, 2013, 1:42 PM
Tell that to people who went through Superstorm Sandy. It took about 2 weeks to get reliable cell service, because there was no power to the towers. In a real emergency like a natural disaster, the most reliable phone is the old fashioned princess or wall phone where all you need is a phone jack.

Not a cordless phone. No answering machine. When the power goes out, a 30 year old phone is the most reliable one there is.
Rusty Shackleford

Mar 21, 2013, 2:48 AM
Um, the world is a bigger place than California. I went through several hurricanes where the landline service was lost but I always had cellphone access. The only danger then was the potential for the battery to drain.

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