The debate of Landline versus Cellular has been raging since cellular telephones became prominent in the late 1990’s and especially in the 2000’s, when cell phones became more smaller, smarter, more interesting to use. When phones left the 1G and 2g phase and marched towards 3G and now 4G.
This debate is still going on. What I like to do is show the pros and cons of using a Landline phone versus a Cellular phone.
With a landline phone, it’s more costly to have, but that is changing. With a landline phone, Call waiting, Caller ID are options that you still have to pay for. Long distance is also a luxury that you pay for. In some places, it’s very hard to get a wired service these days. I thought this was better times. This is a con. Another con is the fact that Landlines are not portable. You could have a call transferred, but that’s not always convenient.
Landlines do have some pros to it. Such as many cable companies offer less expensive “digital phones” products that can be bundled with your cable and broadband service. Another instance is that Skype, Google Voice and VoIP services can often knock phone service cost down to just a few dollars a month. If there’s an emergency, the emergency operator has your address so help will be on the way. Also, if power goes out, you still have power to use the landline phone.
You can send and receive faxes when using landline phones and it’s often easier to teach a small child to use a phone when it’s a landline phone. Plus, such companies as ADT use a landline phone lines for the use of their services. If using a wireless technology for using a monitored alarm system, it’ll be more costly.
The speed of a Landline for use with a modem is 56Kbps, though DSL is making it much faster to do this procedure and ISDM is even faster.
Now as far as the Cellular phone is concerned, one of the key items that makes it great is its portability. You can take it with you anywhere. Landlines can’t compete with that. You have the...