Wireless phones offer you convenience, letting you talk from virtually any location. However, landline phones still provide some advantages compared to wireless phones which should make you hesitate if you are considering discarding them. What many people do not realize is that mobile phones can’t provide all the advantages of landline phones and therefore, a combination of landline and wireless phone use may be the right decision for you to make.
We all have been using landlines phones for years for all the obvious reasons. We know that they are tried and tested. While there are many aspects of a landline phone to keep you holding on to it, a few of them simply remain unparalleled even in today’s times.
- Strong Reliability: Many of us have faced the problem of an important call getting dropped, mid-sentence, due to a poor cellphone signal. Many a times, we face the embarrassment of not being able to respond to a business communication or the failure to address a family problem on a call. Whatever it is, home phones do not leave you in the lurch that way because they do not run on a wireless connection. The clarity on a landline phone is unbeatable and connectivity, unquestionable.
- Local Tracking and Help: If an emergency call is made from a home phone, the 911 dispatch centers can find the exact address from where the landline call originated. The problem seems small at the surface but is actually not. In emergencies where someone needs assistance because they are having a heart attack in their apartment, even if the dispatch center nails their cellphone’s location, it won’t make out which floor the patient was calling from.
- Functional without Charging: In the case where you miss putting your phone on a charger, it might not be able to make a call the next time you pick it up. The device could ditch you right when you need it the most. Many of us forget to plug in our devices during our busy routines. In such times, we are grateful for our landline phones that always are ready.
So, if you’re thinking of going without a landline phone, remember that you might miss it from time to time. Working solely on a mobile connection might help you with a bit of cost saving, but could also cost you your safety, work efficiency and network coverage.