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Old Yesterday, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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You don't even have to do that- there are adaptors that plug into the old 4 post plugs and have the modular plug(s)- no need to "rewire".

Hell; who uses a "landline" phone in their home anymore!?
True. Even the RJ11 is quickly becoming outdated so I will just put the cover back on. The only service line coming into the homes, other than electricity, is now cable. That could go away too.
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Old Yesterday, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Hell; who uses a "landline" phone in their home anymore!?
I live in a hurricane prone area and I learned my lesson not to get rid of my landline. Cell phones are useless when the towers get blown down.
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Old Yesterday, 01:02 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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It's an old phone connection.
Yep.

I'm 65.

When I was a kid, out (pretty nice) house had nothing but phone jacks like that. Very common, very expected.
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Old Yesterday, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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You don't even have to do that- there are adaptors that plug into the old 4 post plugs and have the modular plug(s)- no need to "rewire".

Hell; who uses a "landline" phone in their home anymore!?




Do they even make home phones any more ? I haven't had one in 30 years.
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Old Yesterday, 04:58 PM
 
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"Cell phones are useless when the towers get blown down."
yes.
the POTS still work when nothing else will.
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Old Yesterday, 05:32 PM
 
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You don't even have to do that- there are adaptors that plug into the old 4 post plugs and have the modular plug(s)- no need to "rewire".

Hell; who uses a "landline" phone in their home anymore!?
I do,perfectly happy,I even use dial up 56K,no problem.I am and never wanted any of the electronics in the world.
I am happy with my 99 Tacoma SR5,210,000 miles.
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Old Yesterday, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Lone Mountain Las Vegas NV
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Anyone who is worried about tower outages and stuff you can put one of the mini towers in your house. Ties to the broadband system . Works very well. We have weak signal for our cell phone of choice and use one to get reliable local service at home. .
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Old Yesterday, 06:14 PM
 
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do mini-towers continue to work when the power is out?
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Old Yesterday, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Lone Mountain Las Vegas NV
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do mini-towers continue to work when the power is out?
No. They run off your network and die if the router goes down. So does virtually anything. I would not count on POT if the power is down for very long. They have some battery backup but gone before a day is over.

If you are really into it a UPS and a battery bank will give you a few hours. Or a generator if you want to be safe against multiple day outlet. Note that your fuel reserve says how long you can last.
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Old Yesterday, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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You don't even have to do that- there are adaptors that plug into the old 4 post plugs and have the modular plug(s)- no need to "rewire".

Hell; who uses a "landline" phone in their home anymore!?
Me. I have a very basic cell phone, but I only use it on the road.
I keep thinking I need to drop the land line, but so far, I never have.
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