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Summary: Once upon a time owning a landline telephone was the only way to make instant contact with people outside your home. The rise of mobile phones, now used by 93 of the population, means fewer calls are made from landlines. By the first quarter of this year, 16 of UK homes no longer made landline calls, according to the industry watchdog Ofcom. - link

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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

12:05 AM

Brian, Could we have an article (or a link to one) with an explanation and evaluation of all the alternatives to a landline, both for telephone calls and broadband? What are the dis/advantages of using Skype, etc instead of a phone? I didn't know satellite phones were an 'everyday' piece of kit now. Are there any big changes in the offing?

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