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Your landline might not be there for you when the power goes out

Dec 5, 2018
Are IP phone lines as reliable as the old tech in emergencies?
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Didn’t that happen a long time ago? CDC finds wireless phones outnumber landlines

May 9, 2017
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control finds, for the first time, most American households have mobile phones but no landline. That’s important information for collecting data, lest researchers leave out wireless users when they do surveys and wind up with inaccurate results. Wireless connections are getting better and cheaper, but most homes […]

Verizon strike underscores changes in telecom

May 16, 2016
Landline services are declining. About 40,000 workers are protesting cost-cutting measures.
Striking Verizon workers picket in front of a Verizon office in Washington, D.C., on April 14.

Why a guy with 15 mobile phones still has a landline

Jul 8, 2014
41% of homes in the US are mobile phone only, but cord-cutting may have plateaued.

Landline phone, R.I.P.?

Nov 20, 2013
The F.C.C. is moving toward allowing phone companies to replace their century-old landlines with internet-based phone service.