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29-07-2020, 09:01   #1
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The Humble House Phone.

Is it still a a thing within Irish Households or has everyone gone mobile?
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29-07-2020, 09:04   #2
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Still have a landline, and both a corded and cordless handsets used daily.

House in an area with a poor enough mobile signal across all providers.
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29-07-2020, 09:05   #3
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Still have one, my Mother is the only one that calls it.
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29-07-2020, 09:16   #4
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29-07-2020, 09:18   #5
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Nah it's long gone. I have calls on my VM package I never even hooked a phone up to the modem.
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29-07-2020, 09:19   #6
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Mobile all the way these days. Do have the option with Virgin to use a phone plugged into their router as they provide a home phone of sorts but have never used it.
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29-07-2020, 09:20   #7
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I know there one as part of my VM package but have never used it. I'm not even sure where it is.
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29-07-2020, 09:22   #8
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have the dual set cordless connected to VM.
not sure anyone else knows the number other than me and wifey.
my 7 year old uses the handset to ring me on mobile when she has trouble with mommy ;-)
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29-07-2020, 09:39   #9
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Still have a house phone but these days it's hooked up to the internet modem as opposed to the telephone network. As far as I'm aware there is no fixed charge and we only pay for some calls, so there's no extra cost in having it. Lots of free calls to other international landlines that aren't available from the mobile networks.

I still use Web based free phone apps but they're not as convenient as a permanent phone (IMO) and the quality of service isn't as consistent.
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29-07-2020, 09:55   #10
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Still have a home phone, the only calls I get on it are scams so I never answer it. I keep meaning to ask Virgin to take it away, but I think I get a slight discount for having it. Presumably so Virgin can sell my phone no to all those scammers.
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I find it great when I have to send a fax. Only reason I have it.
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29-07-2020, 10:05   #13
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Still have a landline and the usual type cordless phone.

A while ago I bought a corded old style phone that doesn't need external power.
Meaning I can still make phone calls when the electricity and internet have gone and the mobile battery happens to be empty.


Hashtag zombie apocalypse
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29-07-2020, 10:07   #14
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I got a new landline number a few months ago when I upgraded the place to Eir fibre. I then invested a twenty-spot in Panasonic's finest beige plastic, just to commission the thing and have some sort of backup should cellular ever go titsup.com. I never use it.
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29-07-2020, 10:08   #15
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Still have a landline and the usual type cordless phone.

A while ago I bought a corded old style phone that doesn't need external power.
Meaning I can still make phone calls when the electricity and internet have gone and the mobile battery happens to be empty...
Nice and old-school. I see the landline plugs into the modem under the fibre setup, so my one does depend on the electrickery.
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