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    Default Re: Land line life.

    Due to the incredible menu of things it won't do, I wonder if a landline phone is even marginally qualified to be called a phone any more?
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    Quote Originally Posted by R2x1 View Post
    Due to the incredible menu of things it won't do, I wonder if a landline phone is even marginally qualified to be called a phone any more?
    You mean all those things that are not making a voice call ?
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    You could get a 2Talk land line with a local numbner for $11 / month..
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    Well now, am I any the wiser?

    Some say yes and some no, I will avoid changing things a little longer.
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    Default Re: Land line life.

    I'm ignorant of such things but I hang onto my landline not only for the use of the telephone but for my PC and its modem. If I didn't have a landline, how would I access the Internet? Not and idle question, I really do not know the answer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    I'm ignorant of such things but I hang onto my landline not only for the use of the telephone but for my PC and its modem. If I didn't have a landline, how would I access the Internet? Not and idle question, I really do not know the answer!
    If you only have old school dial up, you need the landline. ADSL intenet doesnt need the phone/landline connected. It does need the line though...

    In theory, you have your phone disconnected & keep only the ADSL/internet connection . Saves you some money. Perhaps.
    Its called Naked Broadband, Im not sure if Spark/telecom will do this yet for home users.
    Pretty sure you still have to pay a line charge, so not sure if the savings are much.
    Other ISP/internet providers will provide internet only (no phone) . Some internet providers will provide a VOIP phone service, thats a phone that uses the internet
    connection .

    The 2Talk service looks interesting, they have a pay as you go system, so its free for incoming calls (pay for outgoing calls). Must be a catch , would be perfect
    for those with mobile phones wanting to ditch the landline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cicero View Post
    Well now, am I any the wiser?

    Some say yes and some no, I will avoid changing things a little longer.
    Have a read of this Cic

    http://www.aardvark.co.nz/daily/2015/0622.shtml

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    I've kept a landline partly because it's bundled and partly to use an exchange-powered phone in an emergency. It also gives me a chance to lie to the political pollsters

    But I tried the exchange-powered phone just now and there's no dial-tone. (When plugged in. The other one has dial tone when plugged in)

    Has exchange-powering been dropped?
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    Have you looked at UFB through Slingshot(assume you are still with them) https://www.slingshot.co.nz/plans/ultra-fast-fibre

    Home line is included but Fibre so you will have some problems if you have a monitored alarm and also as mentioned no phone in the event of a power failure but most have a cell phone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawrence View Post
    Have you looked at UFB through Slingshot(assume you are still with them) https://www.slingshot.co.nz/plans/ultra-fast-fibre

    Home line is included but Fibre so you will have some problems if you have a monitored alarm and also as mentioned no phone in the event of a power failure but most have a cell phone
    Thats fine until the cell phone needs charging and the cell sites go down after exhausting the backup power.

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