Who Still Uses a Home Phone Anyways?

by | Jun 3, 2014 | Home Security

Despite the constant technological updates being made to cell phones, it still pays to have home phone service. You might be wondering, what would justify paying for home phone service on top of cell phone service? Allow us to humor you:

“Can you hear me now?”

No? Clarity is perhaps the most enticing reason to keep home phone service. Whether you’re outside on your patio having a barbeque or in your storm shelter trying to reach the outside world, home phone service guarantees that you will be able to clearly hear the person on the other end and you don’t have to worry about dropping the call.

Home phone service can also improve your cell phone reception and even enables you to take and make cell phone calls through a cordless handset. This is ideal for those who don’t get good reception in parts of your house such as the basement.

Enhanced Security

Sure, cell phones have GPS that can ping your location but what if you happen to be in an apartment building or a building that has multiple suites? With home phone service, the phone number is tied to an account that includes the exact address including apartment or suite number.

Another security feature home phone service provides is saving you from paying extra for a home security system. Most home security systems required a home phone connection to monitor the alarm sensors and if you don’t have one, they will need to install a communication device for an extra charge.

Improved Features

If you jumped on the mobile only bandwagon early in the game (think Zack Morris era), you may not know about all the improved features of new home phones. Try picturing the Voice Over Internet Protocol phones many business use, or click here to see a visual.

So what are these features we speak of? Well, newer home phones have everything from talking caller ID that announces who is calling you rather than having to look at the phone to see who it is to Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications that provides the best call clarity by eliminating noises that travel on other frequencies such as microwaves and other noisy appliances. Add easy-to-read displays, handsets, etc. to the mix and you may just be asking yourself why you ever considered getting rid of your home phone service.

Find the best deals on home phone services including the best features here!


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