Yes.  But it's historically not as reliable.  I think it's gotten better in 
recent years.
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Subject: Re: [BVARC] the phase out of landline phone service

Is there a way to run a fax machine over VoIP?

On Tue, Feb 13, 2024, 3:19 PM Jeff Greer via BVARC 
<bvarc@bvarc.org<mailto:bvarc@bvarc.org>> wrote:
At work, we're having to convert all our old POTS lines to VoIP.  The telcos 
don't want to spend the money to keep the old copper phone lines working.  
You'll still be able to have a VoIP phone at home, but it'll be useless if you 
lose Internet.

All the more reason to know how to get a message out via ham radio.  😉

-j

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Subject: Re: [BVARC] the phase out of landline phone service

To all

 I have a land line and need to keep it since I have a captel phone for hard of 
hearing

In a message dated 2/8/2024 2:38:27 PM Central Standard Time, 
bvarc@bvarc.org<mailto:bvarc@bvarc.org> writes:

Yeah, I’ve had a landline for years and I don’t plan on getting rid of it 
anytime soon but unfortunately they decide to pull it. They’re gonna pull it.
Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 8, 2024, at 1:39 PM, Chris Medlin via BVARC 
<bvarc@bvarc.org<mailto:bvarc@bvarc.org>> wrote:




I heard this story in the news this week.. that landline phones were being 
phased out.. that cellular is king… and even though I haven’t had a home 
landline in years, I do know the power of having one in times of 
infrastructural crisis… so this story just adds that extra validation of the 
importance of Ham Radio in the event of infrastructure outage.

When all else fails, Ham Radio.



“Don’t let them drop us!” Landline users protest AT&T copper retirement plan | 
Ars 
Technica<https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2024/02/dont-let-them-drop-us-landline-users-protest-att-copper-retirement-plan/>



Enjoy!

73

Chris/AC5CM

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Subject: Re: [BVARC] the phase out of landline phone service

To all

 I have a land line and need to keep it since I have a captel phone for hard of 
hearing

In a message dated 2/8/2024 2:38:27 PM Central Standard Time, 
bvarc@bvarc.org<mailto:bvarc@bvarc.org> writes:

Yeah, I’ve had a landline for years and I don’t plan on getting rid of it 
anytime soon but unfortunately they decide to pull it. They’re gonna pull it.
Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 8, 2024, at 1:39 PM, Chris Medlin via BVARC 
<bvarc@bvarc.org<mailto:bvarc@bvarc.org>> wrote:




I heard this story in the news this week.. that landline phones were being 
phased out.. that cellular is king… and even though I haven’t had a home 
landline in years, I do know the power of having one in times of 
infrastructural crisis… so this story just adds that extra validation of the 
importance of Ham Radio in the event of infrastructure outage.

When all else fails, Ham Radio.



“Don’t let them drop us!” Landline users protest AT&T copper retirement plan | 
Ars 
Technica<https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2024/02/dont-let-them-drop-us-landline-users-protest-att-copper-retirement-plan/>



Enjoy!

73

Chris/AC5CM

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