Cell phones are now so popular that some people are using them as their only phone service. Be wary as there are still many advantages to keeping a landline phone in addition to your cell phone. Mobile phones are great for many reasons and their technology is advancing every day. However they have not yet gotten to the point where they can completely replace all the functions that landline telephones provide.
One problem that everyone with a cell phone can relate to is having an unreliable signal. There are certain places where there will be no signal at all. The worst thing is that someone might have great service in a particular spot only for there to be no signal in that same position the next day. This can be an even bigger problem when it happens at your home or apartment.
With a landline phone you won’t have to worry about losing your signal. You are wired in and ready to talk at all times. When you are waiting on an important call this is a crucial advantage. It can even make the difference between whether or not you get the job that you’ve been trying for. If you have a cell phone with choppy service and can’t answer the call when they reach out to you, they may move on to the next qualified candidate on their list.
When the cell phone signal isn’t driving someone mad the battery life may do it for them. They are only mobile when the battery is charged. Otherwise there may be a need to sit by an outlet for a few hours while the battery charges. Landline phones can be corded and ready for use at all times. Even cordless landline phones can last a lot longer than a fully charged cell phone.
In Case of an Emergency
Probably the biggest benefit of using a landline phone is that they can be used even when the power goes out. Cell phones of course will be functional until their batteries die pending reception. If the power is out for a while it can leave someone without a phone during an emergency situation. Landline phones will usually remain functional during storms and other violent acts of nature.
When it comes to 911 calls cell phones are beneficial due to being possessed by someone where ever they go. If there is a car wreck they could call 911 right from the scene. However landline phones have their advantages as well when someone is calling for help. Landlines are setup so when someone calls 911 the dispatcher will immediately see where the call is coming from. This could take a little while longer with cell phones.
Landline phones and cell phones are both important tools to have. They each have benefits and weaknesses but are great when combined. One day in the future the cell phone may come equipped with every feature that landline phones provide. On that day we may not have a need for landline phones anymore. For now though it still seems like a necessity even if some people don’t realize it.