As technology gets more advanced, we seem to be getting rid of something. This particular device has been very good to us and I believe that we should not just drop it from our lives because It still has a lot of value, even in today’s time.
In a report conducted by the government, it was found that 1 out of 4 homeowners have cut their home phones. With cell phones averaging 40 dollars per month, according to the government, it can be tempting to have a cell phone only.
However, before you switch I want you to be aware of some downsides. The main reason why people drop their home phones is because of the extra cost.
First, if you are only using a cell phone, it is more difficult to find you in an emergency.
secondly, in a crisis like hurricane Andrew or severe thunderstorms, you might not be able to get any signal since the towers are being overloaded.
Certain providers still use home phones in order for updates and features like pay-per-view events. So I would recommend that instead of dropping your home phone, you should call your provider and get a lower plan usage. In addition, you can also call your provider to inform them that you do not want telemarketers or any annoying people to call you, because in my opinion that will make having a home phone more enjoyable.
Quality and reliability!
One time I was waiting on an important business call. My cell phone never rang, however later I found that my business partner called my phone and but my phone never received the calls. For some odd reason, nothing popped up on my “missed calls” list. When I give people my home phone number, I am able to receive calls without any problems.
Most consumers constantly have to charge their phones because they use it too much. They use it surf the web and watch their favorite shows. However, home phones never need to charge as long as they are connected to your outlet. You can use them for as long as you like without ever having to leave an important call.
An organization call The World Health has discovered that most cases of brain cancer are due to radiation caused by our cell phones. Unfortunately, our kids are twice as likely to absorb the harmful radiation because they talk on the phone more than adults and their brains are not fully developed yet.
You have a back-up during disasters
It is better to have two different types of communicating devices at your home. Just in case anything happens, the odds of getting to safety increases when you have multiple resources.