Just as we are awakening to the health dangers of cellphones due to electromagnetic, radio, & wireless waves (not to mention tracking & spying in your pocket), now we learn Verizon & AT&T are already planning to discontinue their much safer (health-wise) LANDLINE PHONE SERVICES within seven years, by 2020!

Wow! Another “tried & true” long-loved (1877) historical & “can’t live without” invention, the wired “landline” telephone service —
like the incandescent lightbulb before it — will bite the dust in just a few more years!

And just when I was pondering getting a landline again someday. It’s one thing to have cellphones for “out & about,” but it’s another thing entirely for them to be THE ONLY CHOICE THERE IS — OR EVER WILL BE AGAIN!

When people went from horse & buggy to automobiles, at least the horses continued to exist!

I can’t imagine governments & “The Powers That Be” going totally wireless & being without ANY landline phones. What will happen to the legendary (fake) Red “Hotline” Phone in the White House? (j/k! :) )

More wireless means more cell towers which means more & more radiation being sprayed on everyone everywhere. Not good (see for starters).

Here’s the news scoop…


7/9/13: “Telephone companies to abandon land lines” –

In Washington, the Federal Communications Commission is looking at an application from the country’s largest landline phone company, AT&T Inc. … It wants to explore what a future without phone lines will look like by starting trials in yet-to-be-decided areas. […]
The FCC put together a formal task force on the issue in December, after AT&T put in its request, and has asked the company for more details.

…most phone companies aren’t set to retire their landline equipment immediately. The equipment has been bought and paid for, and there’s no real incentive to shut down a working network. He thinks phone companies will continue to use landlines for five to 10 years, suggesting that regulators have some time to figure out how to tackle the issue.

AT&T would like to have all its landline phone equipment turned off by 2020.

Verizon’s Maguire envisions a gradual phase-out, starting right now. […]
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I should have seen that coming but somehow I didn’t!


Notes: Thomas Edison photo: I added the teardrop & “censored” to that pic a few years ago for this post, but the photos did not import from Posterous. Thankfully google had a copy!



Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in A_, C_, E_, F_, H_, L_, R_, T_, V_ and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. California is on the ball, as usual, this time fighting against the destruction by AT&T of their landline service:

    Here’s the grassroots site to get involved:

    And here’s a recent post at another site:

  2. UPDATE:

    10/4/16: “Verizon workers can now be fired if they fix copper phone lines – Techs must try to replace broken copper lines with wireless, Verizon memo says”:

  3. UPDATE:

    5/4/17: “AT&T ready to hang up on traditional landline phone service in Illinois”:

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