The age of the cell phone as a “home” phone is upon us. More and more households have gotten rid of their home phones in favor of their handheld devices. In 2004, 90% of United States households had a landline, but by 2022 that number dropped to 30%1. Even though the trend towards mobile phones continues, landline phones still have some essential and useful qualities.
The landline phone lives:
- Emergency use: Telephone lines aren’t affected by the weather or topographical challenges like cell phones can be. If you need to call for help or reach someone in the middle of a blizzard, you won’t be subject to spotty cell service. Also, 911 operators can detect your exact location via a landline phone. Since cell phones bounce off towers, your exact location may not be detectable.
- Privacy: Cell phones use radio frequencies from which calls can be easily intercepted. Eavesdroppers using simple devices, such as scanners or even other cell phones, can intercept analog radio waves that carry wireless calls. With a landline phone from Bloomer Broadband, you can be assured of privacy when calling.
- Quality and Reliability: Traditional phone service offers the highest quality voice transmissions. Wireless phones are known for poor signal and unreliable coverage areas, especially in rural communities. As more people begin using wireless phones, there can be instances where call volume surpasses a network’s capacity, leading to a higher number of “failed call attempts.”
- Local customer service: If you’re having phone issues, there is someone nearby who can help. You can give us a call or stop by the Bloomer Broadband office, no need to suffer in silence or get stuck in an endless wait line.
At Bloomer Broadband, we welcome you like the neighbor next door. With residential phone services from Bloomer, caller ID, call waiting, and three-way calling features are all part of the package. And you’ll receive one easy-to-read monthly bill. Give us a call at 715-568-4830 or check out our phone service plan here.