It’s time to ditch your landline

By : Christopher Wray | September 05, 2017 | Blog

It’s time to ditch your landline

September 05, 2017

 “The day will come when the man at the telephone will be able to see the distant person to whom he is speaking”.

Alexander Graham Bell

(Credited with patenting the first practical telephone in 1876)

For most of us, there has always been a telephone at home. Whether it is sitting on a table in the hall or in the kitchen or if you are using the cordless ones, they could be anywhere throughout the house – it’s always been an indispensable part of the home. It is a lifeline. It has brought loved ones closer together. Most of all it has always been our go-to to connect us to the world. But that’s changed…

Let’s take a quick quiz:

  1. Do you ever use your landline at home to call someone anymore?
  2. Do you ever give anyone your landline number?
  3. Do you even know what the number is?
  4. Does it ever ring?



For most, the answer to all of the above will be a resounding NO. Why, you ask?


The reason is because the cost of cellular communication has come down quite considerably over the past few years, so we are using our cell phones to chat more and more. And, because we can access the Internet via our mobile phones (and computers) we are now making use of apps to call and chat with our friends and family and even business too – think Skype, WhatsApp Audio, FaceTime, Facebook Video Chat, Google Hangouts and more. And what’s more, we are doing all that for free and even on the go. Those were wise words from Mr Bell right!


The question now really is, why are we paying for a service every month that we don’t really need? Some might think that we need a landline to access the Internet. Well, as per above – that is also a resounding NO.



By installing Fibre in your home the best part of the service is that you do not need to have a landline to get connected to the Internet. Not only will this save you a lot of money every month, but with fibre, you will be able to connect multiple devices and enjoy a reliable and fast connection from every room in the house. Plus, if you are someone who feels more comfortable having a landline for emergencies and security purposes or you have a need for cheaper international calls, you will be able to use a VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) phone – essentially a phone that connects over the Internet that will allow you to have a “landline” number.


Go on move with the times, install Fibre in your home and start saving money today.

Contact us on 087 470 0010 or [email protected] for more information on Fibre to the Home or to get connected.

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