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Re: Good thing
said by JimThePCGuy:I miss that about POTS, so damn reliable. The power went out, the phone battery went out, you can throw anythign at it but whenever you needed a dial tone, it was there for you, rain or shine.
Say what you want but my POTS line is looking better and better every day. The Diesel generator back at the CO with a lifetime of fuel makes for peace of mind. But wait, I can save $10/year with an IP phone.
said by egeek84:That old Bell System five 9s reliability was nice, but you paid for it. You have to ask with all the different comm channels available today, is it really worth paying for that level of POTs reliability at the residential level.
I miss that about POTS, so damn reliable. The power went out, the phone battery went out, you can throw anythign at it but whenever you needed a dial tone, it was there for you, rain or shine.
Personally I don't think so, I already have a FiOS home phone, a Work AT&T phone and a T-mobile personal phone.
The FiOS stays up for 8 hours, and theirs an emergency button that you can press to get a dialtone after that. Plus I have my two cell phones.
Honestly if the phone wasn't basically free with the FiOS promotions that give me a free DVR box I probably wouldn't even have a home phone.
reply to egeek84
POTS, contrary to the PR spin the telephone companies are trying to pull, has a lot going for it. Reliability is certainly the best one, followed by actual locations when you dial 911 no one else can claim that ....yet.
CXM_SplicerLooking at the bigger picturePremiumReviews:
The sad part is they are getting rid of it and using the excuse that the fiber is more reliable. After Sandy, one of their big PR pushes was how much better the fiber held up to the storm than the old copper. Of course, they didn't mention that the copper had been neglected for 10 years prior and the fiber was all brand new