Our Gannett owned local paper here in Nashville, Tennessee is the Tennessean. There was a recent letter to the editor on November 12, 2010, from Stephen Lewis of Murfreesboro, TN. He called his telephone “Phoneius Landlineius” which is a perfect name for the landline telephone. Cutting the cord is a trend that continues to gain momentum across the country, not just here in Middle Tennessee.
The current economic contraction has definitely increased the pace of landline loss and it does have major effects to telephone companies. Placing many telephone company balance sheets into a tailspin. Many people today are turning to SIP phone devices that plug into your computer or use your wifi connection for their phone needs in an effort to cut costs. NumberGarage’s customers want to keep their numbers, and then they just forward their callers to any number they choose. This is why we use the explanation of the “cloud” for where NumberGarage virtual numbers are. We have plenty of room for more numbers here in the garage.
The landline as Mr. Lewis says, is indeed a dinosaur. “Phoneius Landlineius” and the telcos that feed him have the same expression on their face as this dinosaur illustration above … fat and happy. It is a tragic situation indeed, because those who maintain the landlines today are in need of the subscribers to pay for their infrastructure.
NumberGarage advocates telephone number ownership. Our service provides confidence to number owners that their telephone number is safe, and the customer service is here to back it up.