Should You Keep Your Home Phone? - Blackfoot Communications

Should You Keep Your Home Phone?

March 26, 2021

While nearly everyone has a cell phone today, home phones remain a valuable and essential service. Here are three reasons why you should keep your home phone.

  • Call Quality: Ensure clearer sound when making and receiving important phone calls.
  • Emergency Use: Home phones are connected to a specific street address, making it easier for first responders to locate you.
  • Power Outage: Home phones work even when the power is out!

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Check out these recent updates that impact phone service across the country.
  • The FCC is implementing mandatory 10-digit dialing across the U.S. To complete all local calls, you will now need to dial area code + telephone number. This applies to all calls within your area code that are currently dialed with seven digits. This change will begin April 24, 2021 and will be required starting October 24, 2021.
  • The FCC Acting Chairwoman, Jessica Rosenworcel, announced her first set of anti-robocall actions during the March Open Meeting to kick off efforts to combat unwanted robocalls.
  • The FCC recently issued robocall cease-and-desist letters to six voice providers. Learn more »