If you think that landline phones have gone the way of the dinosaur, think again. There are plenty of good reasons to hang on to your landline, even when you have fast internet service and a smartphone at the ready. Are you thinking of ditching your landline phone? Here are some of the reasons you may want to hang on to it.
Emergencies are the top reason that people still hold onto their landline phones. During an extended power outage, you won’t be able to charge your cell phone, but if you have a landline, you will always have a connection to the outside world. Furthermore, a landline allows you to be traced to a specific location if you call 911 for help. With your cell phone, it is often only possible to estimate a general location based on the cell towers that are picking up your phone’s signal. A landline lets emergency responders know exactly where you are.
Control Your Cell Phone Calls
Since you carry your cell phone with you everywhere, it can quickly become overwhelming when it is ringing all the time. However, if you don’t have another phone number, you have to use that number every time you need to share a phone number. Some people enjoy having a landline to use for doctor’s appointments, restaurant reservations, and other calls they don’t need to get on their cell phones.
If you have internet, then getting a landline may be extremely inexpensive. In fact, bundling a landline in with the rest of your service may even get you a discount on your bill. With the low cost and convenience of a landline, it is just not worth it to go without one.
Valley TeleCom Group provides high-speed internet and landline phone service in Willcox and throughout southeast Arizona. Get a quote for service or learn more by calling (800) 421-5711.