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The untimely death of the landline

The premature death of the home phone

5 March 2022

9:00 AM

5 March 2022

9:00 AM

I can count on the fingers of one hand the people I know who still have a landline telephone, and I am not among them. Getting one installed in my new home is feasible but why, my children ask, would I bother? I have a mobile phone, albeit a very basic one, and what more can a person need?

To anyone under the age of 50, retaining a landline seems like a fogey-ish affectation.

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