While smartphones continue to trend, the lowly landlines have been facing plummeting popularity. Recent research from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has been cited for its suggestion that “3.3 million Australians (19 per cent of the population) have abandoned landlines altogether, and now rely solely on a mobile phone to make calls.” However, Telstra in Melbourne will remind you how much you need it.
The detachment from home phones is a telling dissatisfaction from the devices’ lack of innovative features. Unlike its dynamic counterpart, the landline stays in low-tech limbo. However, Brie Dyas of The Huffington Post is one of the few who defended the home communication medium.
Dyas argues that landlines still are the communicative alternative that people need today. Omnipresence in emergencies, absence of social media disturbances, clarity in reception, and its vintage factor, are the defining features that make the landline still attractive and functional.
It is easy to forget the function of yesterday’s gadgets. Today’s smartphone bias has rendered the landline almost obsolete and into a mere accessory. Sometimes, people inflicted with the bias only need one thing – a reminder. A telecom company needs to prove and convince that landlines are still worth the home space, and the monthly bills.
Melbourne is a market reliant on their smartphones. However, it is still a space where options thrive. TelcoWorld, a Melbourne Telstra dealer, offers home line plans that come in different packages based on customers’ communication and data requirements. This enables homeowners to reflect on how useful the home phone will be to them.
That has always been the key to keeping the landline alive. Always showing how you will need it.
(Article Source: 11 Reasons to Bring Back the Landline this 2014, The Huffington Post, 21 Jan 2014)