Monday, December 22, 2003

Goodbye Ma Bell

I've joined a growing revolution for saving money - dumping your phone line. With the cell phone plans getting cheaper, land lines are having a tough time competing with a technology you can take out of the house and have it still work. So we dumped our line and I'm sure we won't be the last. It's 100+ year old technology that might be seeing the end of days.

It's a good idea that some of the phone companies are getting into the cell business to keep their company alive. Some also have their hand in broadband internet which might be the only reason to keep the old phone lines around.

It's ironic that the internet growth helped the phone companies when dial up customers needed a second line to access their ISP. Now with broadband and cell phones, people are dropping all of their land lines.

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