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About 50% of all copper telephone circuits are still in service.

 

I live in a cell phone black hole.  No service.  .5 mile away, yes.  Here, no.

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More money (services, phone upgrades), less maintenance costs with cells for service providers. No surprise,  service providers want out of land line business. ATT wants to drop landlines. Here is a story about Illinois.

 

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-att-landline-phone-service-0507-biz-20170503-story.html

 

I have not seen a public phone in years.

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They stopped being profitable.  In Ohio, one is required in each exchange area (first three numbers of seven).   I know where ours is - 3.5 miles away in the lobby of a Giant Eagle market.

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I too have a land line.

That's two for RememberSchiff.  :) 

 

1,200,000 more in Illinois alone. 

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They stopped being profitable.  In Ohio, one is required in each exchange area (first three numbers of seven).   I know where ours is - 3.5 miles away in the lobby of a Giant Eagle market.

 

One pay phone is required in each exchange area?  Does the State of Ohio provide this service itself, or does it compel someone else to do so?  And if so, how?

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Local incumbent carrier, mostly Ohio Bell telephone Company, DBA "AT&T", has to provide the service by order pf the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. Plenty of spare parts from sets pulled out and not junked.

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Cell phone non-essential? Who still has a land line?

 

Yes, a cell phone is NOT an essential. Your 5th grader does not require a cell phone. Your 8th grader does not require a cell phone. Parents may need them in lieu of a land line, but it is not a necessity for every person in your house to posses one...especially if it means choosing between that and healthcare, food or other essential items.

 

So substitute your land line for a cell phone. Fine. That is different from equipping every member of your household with a cell phone. That's a needless expense comparatively. 

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Sorry to derail the phone discussion. saw this today... As far as jobs go... that might not be a deterrent for Alabama boys... might just be easier to stick with scouts, at least if theyre going to try and mow laws. 

 

http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/06/01/some-alabama-teens-will-be-required-to-obtain-costly-business-license-to-cut-grass-this-summer/

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I'll mow your lawn for free.... and by the way, I have a GoFundMe account for my scout/school trips I will be going to this coming year.

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