Don’t Hang Up Your Landline Just Yet
Who remembers the days of memorizing friend’s and family’s phone numbers and keeping the little address book next to the telephone? With the emergence of cell phones, phone culture has completely changed. There is no need to memorize anyone’s number. Looking up a contact’s phone number is easy as long as it’s saved in your phone.
The age of the landline has come and gone, or so people believe. With the convenience of cellular phones, why would anyone still have a home telephone? Mobile phones are simply easier to transport and offer multi-functional applications. The truth is landlines still offer quite a bit of value. And Beehive Broadband offers landline service at a very affordable price!
What does a landline have that a cell phone doesn’t?
In contrast with their mobile counterparts, landlines are often quite a bit cheaper than cell phones. They consistently offer a reliable, clear connection and can be beneficial in emergency situations.
When it comes time to pay for the monthly phone bill, a cell phone plan can get expensive. Between paying for data, network services and the device itself, it all adds up. Cell phones alone cost hundreds of dollars. Landlines are often cheaper, and many telecom companies offer great deals like free, unlimited local calling. There are quite a few plans out there that also include Call-Waiting, Call-Forwarding, Caller-ID and 3-Way Calling without any additional charges.
OK, it’s cheaper, so…
On top of the price, a landline offers a consistent, strong connection. Unlike cellular devices that run on radio wave reception, landlines run on copper telephone wires, or through fiber-optic internet cables, making calls clearer. Landlines are also significantly less likely to drop a call than a cellphone. Where a cell phone is dependent upon how available it’s network is, and can be disrupted by the surrounding environment, a landline still works just as well if it’s in the basement of a building as it would on the main level.
In Case of an Emergency
If you’re ever in an emergency situation, access to a phone is necessary. Cell phones are a great resource to have. However, calling an emergency number through a landline can save valuable time. Because of a cell phone’s mobility, it doesn’t have a locked-in location like a landline. Landlines are connected to specific locations, helping emergency responders find you faster. Having a clear connection is also vital for communicating the situation clearly to 911 operators and emergency responders.
While cell phones are fantastic pieces of technology to have around, they still have their limitations. Landlines, simply put, make up for the areas that cellular phones are still lacking. Don’t hang up your landline just yet. It’s still a valuable asset to have around.