Telco Landline service is likely to disappear. What should you do if you need a landline?

Are you still hanging on to your landline? If so, you are part of an exclusive club with just a quarter of Americans still having a POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service). If you are like the rest of the 83,000,000 landline devotees, you probably have great reasons for not wanting to cut the copper cord. Like the fact that it works even during power outages. Or won’t fail because of cell tower connectivity issues. You like that peace of mind during an emergency. But…they may be coming to an end in your area.

It’s hard to stop progress. And as more new homes and offices are being built with ethernet jacks instead of phone jacks, the writing is on the wall. That’s why AT&T, Frontier, and other landline phone providers will be actively phasing out their landline services in response to the FCC Landline Shutdown Order 19-72. The order, enacted in the summer of 2022, no longer requires big telecommunications companies to provide you with a ‘copper’ POTS line even if you live in an area where cell service isn’t available. What are your options for reaching out—especially when it comes to an emergency?  Thankfully, landline lovers, you have a lifeline: VoIP technology from Oasis Broadband.

What is VoIP?

VoIP, Voice Over Internet Protocol phones convert analog voice signals into digital signals so you can make and receive calls through your internet connection instead of a dedicated wire-based system like your traditional phone carrier has provided.

Advantages of VoIP over a Landline

Better Quality: VoIP quality often matches and usually exceeds the clarity of traditional landlines.

Cost Savings: VoIP services are often more cost-effective than traditional landline services, especially for long-distance and international calls.

Flexibility and Mobility: VoIP phones are not tied to a physical location like traditional landline phones. You can use your VoIP phone anywhere with an internet connection, so, especially with a WiFi enabled adapter, you can easily take your home phone with you when traveling!Advanced Features: VoIP phones often come with a wide range of advanced features such as call forwarding, voicemail-to-email transcription, call recording, video conferencing, and more.

VoIP Adapters

Bit by the nostalgia bug and don’t want to give up your current ergonomically designed phone set? Oasis Broadband offers a VoIP adaptor that plugs right into your non-digital phone equipment (as long as it’s not a rotary dial!). This Analog Telephone Adapter (ATA)allows you to connect your traditional analog phone to a digital VoIP network.

Oasis Broadband Makes It Easy to Get Quality Home Phone Service

You don’t have to give up safety during an emergency by giving up your landline when you use Oasis’ VoIP phone service. If you have backup batteries, our VoIP system will remain operational for quite some time during power outages or other disruptions where every second counts.  

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