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[Discuss] AT&T eliminating copper phone lines

On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 03:01:49PM -0400, 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.)
> 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?

1,2 and 3 are all variations on 4.

What does your alarm company recommend? What does AT&T say when
you say "I have an alarm system that depends on a POTS line"?

VOIP service can be better quality than POTS now, but
well-maintained VOIP is generally not as reliable as
well-maintained POTS. But you probably don't have
well-maintained POTS anymore, so...


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