Is it the end of the line for landline phones?

We've been locked inside for a year, but landline use has actually fallen. Working from home has forced people to get used to video calling.

Many people are also under the impression that, once they've got a landline installed, calls will be cheaper on that than on a mobile and that's changed in recent years. The cost of calls on a mobile has fallen dramatically, especially if you make them over the internet.

Some parts of the country, particularly in rural areas, a landline remains essential for many, patchy mobile signals mean it may be some time before full-fibre broadband is rolled out.


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