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News Google gets into the landline business with Fibre Phone

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 30 Mar 2016.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    Does anyone under 50 use landlines?
     
  3. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    I do but mainly dealing with HMRC, the local council and whatnot... it costs a small fortune to phone them from a mobile and whilst you can theoretically do most of it online, their website is/are usually crap and/or broken...
     
  4. suenstar

    suenstar Collector of Things

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    Yes, I live in a rural village where mobile signals are shocking.
    I suppose I could use VOIP using my broadband but the landline's never failed on me so I'm happy to keep it going.


    Regarding Google getting more involved in telecoms, I'd normally say the more providers the merrier but with the rate that they seem to all buy each other out it just seems that it'll add to the circus. $10 seems like a good price for unlimited local calls if the service quality is good...
     
  5. David

    David RIP Tel

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    Yes. It's a must when mobile service in your home is shocking. A point of great annoyance for me, because I checked the mobile coverage maps with the main providers before moving in - even now they all say excellent coverage outdoors and good to very good indoors. Lying barstools.
     
  6. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea The Double Insulates Super Moderator

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    I keep one too. Mobile signal = poo.
     
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    Or we can assume that everyone commenting is an old fuddy duddy. :D
     
  8. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea The Double Insulates Super Moderator

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    I never said I wasn't [emoji6]
     
  9. mclean007

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    This is why I always verify in person when I view a place before committing to move in. Harder to check is the available ADSL speed, unless there's an existing line and the existing owner/tenant is happy to let you hop on their wifi and check. If you're buying a place, that's a small ask from the seller, but if you're renting, what benefit is there to the existing tenant?
     
  10. ssj12

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    Yes, usually for the fax machine though.
     
  11. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    I still use mine daily. I have a mobile phone but I only gave the number to my wife and my mother. Any one else gets the landline, so if I am not in that usually means I am actually busy and couldn't take their call any way. I only really ever use my mobile for data (given it's pretty huge) but do ring the odd cab here and there using it.

    I put £50 on it when I bought it and it lasted me about seven months. Three's data is very cheap and I'm usually wifi hopping when I go visit family any way.
     
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    What's a fax machine? Some kind of console or something?
     
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    I'm surprised nobody has questioned that if the Big G is using their fibre service to monitor all data for research purposes, then what are they going to be doing on these landlines?
     

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