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wingrider01

join:2006-07-25
Saint Louis, MO
reply to IowaCowboy

Re: PSTN Sunset

said by IowaCowboy:

said by FFH:

said by IowaCowboy:

They should be allowed to shut down the PSTN and force their customers onto fiber networks. One of the reasons that Verizon is reluctant to upgrade to FiOS is that many consumers (mostly middle aged and elderly) opt to remain on the PSTN/DSL even though their house is passed by FiOS.

But is it OK by you that they abandon copper landlines if they offer no fiber connection to replace it? That is, leave a customer with zero landline option where cable doesn't have service.

Or at least shut down copper networks where the telco offers equal or better service passing those residences (such as U-Verse or FiOS).

there is nothing as reliable as POTS, had service on my landline while internet was down for 10 days


djrobx
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join:2000-05-31
Valencia, CA
kudos:2
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·VOIPO

said by wingrider01:

there is nothing as reliable as POTS, had service on my landline while internet was down for 10 days

Our home was fed from an RT. We had DSL+Pots go out together. DSL came back in a few hours. It took 3 days for POTS to come back!
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cubguy

join:2010-07-09
Greenwood Springs, MS
Reviews:
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Or you could be like us. The phone guy uses our line to make test calls at the RT. (have heard him on the line before)....Wonderful when he forgets to plug it back in. Last outage was 18 hours and the only way we got it back then was to request an escalation because we have a handicapped person in the house with no other reliable service to call for emergencies.