Breaking old ties can be tough. Especially when it feels like everyone else has moved on.
In the year 2013, 91% of adults in the United States owned a mobile phone. With the increased adoption of mobile network technology, landlines are predicted to be completely phased out by 2025.
But, what happens to the landline number that you've used for decades? In this article, we will cover the three top reasons not to follow trends and keep your landline.
A landline is your home on the line. If there is an emergency, your home location can be pinpointed by emergency respondents immediately. A cell phone can't promise that same level of security, plus network instability and power outages can get your call dropped.
With a landline, once you are connected, your location is detected.
Yes, back up. Landlines have become secondary options since the advent of mobile phones. However, they are reliable alternatives since mobile networks depend on radio waves and cellular towers, affecting reception. In the incidence of a power outage, poor network coverage, and poor reception, a landline could be your hero.
One thing about landlines is that they cannot be hacked. Calls on landlines are transmitted through a fixed medium. Mobile phone calls are transmitted freely via radio waves and can be intercepted with special equipment. If you want security over mobility, a landline is a sure bet.
For susceptible business communications, you should consider a landline.
Besides, landlines are cheaper than mobile phones.
Still interested in cutting the cord? Click here to read our guide on how to dock your landline number. You can also keep your landline and have your calls forwarded to a cellular phone.