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Old 03-23-2016, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Most townships in my area do not have cellphone towers, their primary method of communication is via land-line.
I mean as opposed to a VOIP line that does not use Cellular.
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Old 03-23-2016, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I mean as opposed to a VOIP line that does not use Cellular.
VOIP [Voice Over Internet Protocol] first requires internet access. Before you can VOIP, you must have internet. To get internet you need digital comms; either a landline, or cell-signal, or cable, or satellite.

Each of these cost money. Landline and cable require someone installed a lot of infrastructure to bring that wire/cable to your house. For cell phone someone had to build networks of cell towers. For satellite you need a dish to connect you to the satellite.
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