In my line work I talk to people of all ages and all walks of life. Our world is more connected with technology than ever before. A good majority of us have wireless phones that do amazing things. They have apps that can help us manage our lives….one thing these phones can do that many have seemed to forget is to talk on them.
It is important for users of a certain age to be trained in how to have conversations that do not involve texting. Users of a certain age still use their phones to have a voice conversation and will leave voice mail. Using these traditional tools of communication is vital sometimes because you can’t convey emotion in the same way by text based chat. It’s important for people of all generations to take a call in all forms.
Caller ID is a brilliant thing, sometimes. Tonight it was handy because we got a call from an area code we didn’t recognize just before 9:00 PM. Really who makes phone calls in such a manner. It gets old after awhile. Strange calls are indeed strange.
Recently we have had a problem with our cell signal at home. The tower that we seem to roam off of the most was down most of the week. We could get signal in other parts of town but this led me to think about our landline.
So many people are cutting the cord as a means of sparing the expense of a landline but our experience this week made me glad to have one. I love the security of having a home phone line because its a wired connection that is up more than its down. I believe having both wired and wireless offers the most reliable connections possible.
Having a home phone also allows me to contact people without fear of losing a signal where I live. Every call is clear and when you call some numbers you need as much clarity as possible.
So I am a bit retro, Call me at home on a phone with a cord on it. We say yes to the landline.
I still think this is the most reliable form of communication. Landlines still have their place in homes and businesses. Reach out and touch someone as they used to say in the day.