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    some link said but i lost it said ten things not to buy and they said land lines phone wont be made anymore

    the damn cell phones or cordless phones dont work in storms when power is out but landline will work


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    I think landline phones will always be around. Ultimately, they're the securest form of communication since a scrambled signal isn't broadcast over the EM spectrum but constrained to a twisted pair or a fiber optic cable.

    Its the most reliable for the reason you already mentioned (power outages) as well as others (no need for cell towers, signal strength, etc.).

    As long as there are DSL lines and fiber optic cables, there will probably always be landline phones. They're cheap to implement and maintain as a service when you're already providing lines for data.


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    10-things-not-to-buy-in-2010: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance

    http://finance.yahoo.com/family-home...to-buy-in-2010
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    I thnik the analog landline itself is already falling into oblivion, as it is a waste of copper. Fixed lines may be here to stay, but only as digital multi-purpose links, increasingly merging with (or into) the internet. So the landline phone to buy for the next decade may be a Skypephone (or any-other-VOIP-operator-phone).
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    but cant you run phones though electrical wiring?
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    The history of electronic communications actually suggests the opposite. Few people know this history. Briefly:

    In the heyday of radio, broadcasters grew so numerous & competitive the airwaves choked. Governments attempted, and largely failed, to regulate radio emissions. Consumers had to mount bigger, better antennas on their rooftops & invest in the latest receivers... just to make out their favourite shows through all the interference. Sometimes one person on the block erected a tall antenna mast in the back yard, and neighbours shared the antenna by running wires to it; or an apartment building would sport one elaborate collective antenna. People learned they got a clearer signal through these cables by shielding them against all the crap in the air. New homes began to feature shielded cable pre-strung inside the walls, with a jack for plugging in your receiver. This arrangement evolved into the standard cable used for TV sets, and now internet connection and sometimes phone lines inside the home. Essentially it's still just a private antenna shielded from all the crap clogging up the airwaves.

    So what will become of our latest wireless revolutions? Same as radio? Why not?

    I can't guess when any particular cable standard becomes obsolete. Currently I'm putting "network cable" into houses as a strong "future friendly" bias, when the customer only wants telephone. Better yet IMO, run 1" conduit from a basement hub to every room, with a modular wall plate - then in 20 or 40 years the homeowner may pull through fibre-optic or whatever.
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