said by StillLearn:
Why would seeing two telephones (mobile and landline) he's gotta a pay for be inaccurate? Or are you saying he views the internet connection as a third phone to pay for?
Based on the OP, father equated telephone with landline. Assumed landline was AT&T (both "lines").
Reality was, father has one landline phone (CenturyLink), and one wireless phone (AT&T).
Well, that is my best guess; based on subsequent post from the OP.--
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