UK customers still spend 44 billion minutes making landline
calls every year, Ofcom said.
The south Kashmir region, comprising Islamabad, Pulwama, Shopian and Kulgam districts, is still incommunicado since August 5, with a majority of the total 7,000 landlines
in the region not yet restored by the authorities.
To people of an older generation, a landline
, like the TV (read the idiot box), was the heart and hearth of the home, an instrument that brought the family together, a gadget by which parents could still keep an eye on their children and know who they were speaking to.
Millions now only have a landline
for broadband - one in five homes, according to the broadbandchoices website, haven't used fixed phones in over six months.
All of which leads to the question of whether we actually need a landline
Mobile phones have become constant companions for most people in the world and landline
phones are rapidly losing relevance.
The company will also provide discounted price to recovery centers, which text-enables multiple landline
or toll free number of the rehab center.
"The reason we gave up our landline
was, mainly, we would come in from work and our [phone] message box would be totally full" with voicemails from marketers and other unwanted messages, she said, despite having listed the number on the National Do Not Call Registry.
All major landline
providers in the UK have increased their line rental charges significantly in recent years, according to Ofcom.
According to the report, 6.35 million people used landline
phones in January 2016, up from 6.24 million users the previous month.
(NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) has completed its sale of local landline
assets, operations and businesses in California, Florida and Texas, the company said.