• They better not be. I'm not interested in becoming part of the I-phone crowd.
    • Anonymous
      yeah I have one too, a landline phone, free calls!
    • Linda Joy
      Landlines are free now? Does that include 'long distance'?
    • Ice man
      No, Landlines are not free. They never have been and they never will be. But they cost a fraction of your Cel phone monthly contract (at least that's the case here) and, if you know how to negotiate, you can probably get North American long distance for free ( I have it) or at least for about $10 a month .
    • Linda Joy
      I don't have a contract. I pay $45. A month and that is unlimited talk, long distance, text, data, internet. I don't have to be home to use any of it and it fits in the palm of my hand. But whatever works for you!
    • Anonymous
      UK: EE gives free calls to all mobiles & 46 international countries included in the monthly broadband fee: you have to hang up every 60 minutes & recall.
    • Ice man
      Okay! We are comparing apples and bananas again. In Canada, I guess it's been discovered that we pay an Enormous higher fee for our telecommunications than both the US. & the UK. (which is just wrong ! ). We have better deals on our home phones ( landlines) than we do on cellular service.
  • I talked to two friends this past week who have land lines. But generally speaking I'd say yes. "50.8 percent of American households were now wireless only when it came to phone service. Of the remaining chunk of households, 39.4 percent had both a wireless phone and a landline. Only 6.5 percent of homes are landline only, while 3.2 percent remain phone-free."
  • Hardly..... they're used every day especially for fax machines
      Our business fax is hooked up through VOIP...
  • My landline is unlimited free local calls and long distance calls. It is bundled with my internet and TV.
  • there might be to some people but i have one
  • Yes, the PSTN, Public Switched Telephone Network is what current landlines run on. The old system will be switched off in 2025. Homes and businesses will need to switch to digital alternatives.
      That's just in the UK, right? I mean: doing away with the PSTN. Because landlines are still "a thing" in the US, and as far as I know many businesses here in the U.S. still depend on them.
    • Jenny The Great ⭐
      As I like to be precise, the questioner Anonymous is from the UK: *Facepalm*
  • No, they never get lost, they can't be intercepted and their reception is always exceptional.
    • Jenny The Great ⭐
      What country do you live in? Are you aware that if the UK makes landline phones disappear completely in 2025, the US and the rest of the world will follow?
    • Beat Covid, Avoid Republicans
      I live in the us.
    • Jenny The Great ⭐
      Now I know.
  • Landlines will still be with us in 2025 but the copper wiring they are connected to will dissapear. Fiber optics will replace them.
  • Their best use is finding your cell phone in your house.
  • They've certainly made them too expensive

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