In our modern world, everybody now has a mobile phone, and it’s very tempting to ditch the idea of keeping your landline at home. This is especially tempting when you find that you just don’t use the landline as often as you used to.
The world of telecoms is huge now. But even in this modern age, there are some pretty convincing reasons to keep that telephone in the corner, and even to upgrade it to something a little better, and today we’re going to take a look at just that.
1. Peace Of Mind
Simply put, having a landline in your house can give you added peace of mind. Knowing that you have a phone that you can pick up, that you can rely on to work all of the time can be very reassuring, especially for older people.
Having the landline there for elderly parents can make a big difference, and alleviate the necessity for complicated lessons on how to use fiddly mobile phones and confusing apps.
For those who are not elderly, simply having a solid connection to the outside world can mean a lot.
2. More Reliable Connection
If you live in the countryside, or anywhere with a less than reliable connection, then a landline can be a lifesaver.
How many times have you looked at your phone and found that there was no signal?
Weather conditions and construction methods can make mobile signals around your house and at different times very unpredictable, and a landline offers freedom from this variable.
3. Your Security System May Use A Land Line
Many security systems use a landline to keep in touch with the security company’s headquarters.
You may have to keep your landline operational, and so why not keep a telephone in your house. You’ll get the added peace of mind that you have a land-based telephone system should anything go wrong with your mobile, or if you find you don't have any reception.
Either way, it’s a win-win and you should keep your land-based telephone.
4. Emergency Use
In the case of an emergency, you may find that using a landline offers more security than your mobile phone.
Whilst all mobile phone calls can be traced to a specific location, if you are in a built-up area, or if you are using your phone is a block of flats, then there’s no way of the operator knowing exactly where you are.
A landline is always connected to a specific address, so there’s never any doubt when you make that emergency call.
It’s just one more thing to think about when you are considering leaving your land-based telephone service. Peace of mind in an emergency could make all the difference to your decision.
5. Package Telecom Deals
Many providers offer package deals that combine internet, TV and telephone services all in one. If you have purchased a package like this, then you may find that the telephone portion of the deal is actually very cheap.
It may be worth keeping your landline simply because it is such a cheap option.
If you need to make calls abroad, and cannot use the more popular internet call and messaging options available nowadays, then you may find it’s cheaper, in the long run, to use a landline, at least whilst you still can.
So, even in today’s world, I hope you can see that there are still a few good reasons to keep your landline. Check out package reviews online, and see if your provider makes it a viable technology for you to keep.