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Extinction for the landline

Millions of Brits have no idea what their home telephone number is. Research launched yesterday by Relish broadband reveals Brits are paying for a landline they no longer use as one in five admit they don’t even know their own home number. The study also reveals six in ten Brits are now only paying for a landline just to […]

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Devices Opinion

What’s the best wireless home office phone (with headset support)?

It’s about time I stopped using the noddy BT wireless phone when I’m working at home. I often have to participate in lots of conference calls so I really need a headset. Not only is it useful to be able to bash away on the keyboard during a call to make notes, it’s also a […]

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Opinion

Can’t the emergency services do a location lookup on this 3 year old girl?

If you’ve been following any live TV today you’ll have seen this story about a 3 year old who called 999 about her mother who’d fallen down the stairs. The media is doing a good job of trying to raise awareness in the hope that someone in the area will know the family and be […]

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“Hello, this is a message about your payment protection insurance”

The landline rang this morning as I was working away at home. I looked at the handset’s battery and saw it had one bar left. Good enough to answer. I wondered who was calling. No one has the number. I answered. There was a pause whilst the automatic dialler software calling me calibrated itself. “Hello,” […]

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Devices Opinion

My landline just rang. I ignored it. I never bother with it anymore…

A strange thing happened this afternoon as I was working away at home. My landline rang and I did absolutely nothing. I let it ring out. I didn’t care. And for the first time ever, I’ve finally arrived into the mindset of: You’re completely irrelevant. Now then, I still use the landline for calling my […]

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Jonathan Jensen on Thursday – Mobile as a landline minutes stealer

When I was talking to Truphone CEO Geraldine Wilson recently, she made the comment that Truphone expects an increasing proportion of its business to come from landline minutes substitution, rather than the big mobile operators. Mobile calls as a substitute for landline calls fall into two categories. The increasing size of mobile call bundles means […]

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Operators

Orange landline problem – can you help?

Got a note in from a reader: My girlfriend is on Orange and whenever she calls landlines, the sound is distorted and she can hear herself talking, calling mobiles – its perfect.. shes had 5 different phones – still the same fault. Any thoughts? Very strange. My Orange connection is fine with landlines. It must […]

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Jonathan Jensen – Ditch the landline?

Is it time to go mobile only and cut off your landline? — More and more I think to myself – do I really need a landline phone at home? A landline always feels to me like a hangover from the days when people called a location, not a person. They phoned the home number […]