Cutting 'Ma Bell's' Cord: Does Your House Need a Landline?
By John Voket
Most homeowners are cutting the cord—to their landline, that is. With wireless present in most households and smartphones at hand on the go, the case for the landline has become near-obsolete.
Some homeowners, still, appreciate the added convenience and security of having a landline. According to Jason Steele of MoneyCrashers.com, many homeowners have made the switch to Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP), which transmits calls over a digital connection, combining the best of both landline and wireless.