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[Discuss] AT&T eliminating copper phone lines


On Tue, March 28, 2017 3:01 pm, Daniel Barrett wrote:
> AT&T is finally eliminating its copper phone lines in my area. (I
> recall Tom Metro starting a BLU discussion when Verizon did the same
> thing in 2013.)
> The alternatives for a home landline now seem to be:
> 1. Let AT&T replace my copper with a fiber optic line. (Con: Expensive
> service, $100/month.)
> 2. Add phone service to my existing Verizon FIOS Internet plan. (Con:
> I lose my phone number of 25 years.)

I don't understand this second point.  Why can't you port your existing
phone number over?

> 3. Switch to Vonage. (Con: Might not work with an alarm system.)
> 4. Eliminate the landline. (Con: Screws the alarm system, and
> cellphone voice quality is too poor for my damaged hearing.)
> Am I missing any better options?
> --
> Dan Barrett
> dbarrett at


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