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Do you think landline wall jacks are necessary today?

We’re repainting a bedroom and I told my wife we should remove it and cover the hole. We haven’t used a landline in almost 7 years.
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HannahSky · F
People still use them.
Need it for the modem..
BreezeyBree · 56-60, F
I still use mine. I prefer it to cell phones/stupid smart phones.
If you plan on living there forever, it may not matter.
wildbill83 · 36-40, M
wifi can be jammed, landline cannot
DrWatson · 61-69, M
You definitely need a landline with voicemail, so from time to time you can kick back with a beer and listen to "Scammer's Greatest Hits".
fun4us2b · 61-69, M
[@338282,DrWatson] 😅 Like [i]Car Warranty Moonlight[/i]
Ambroseguy80 · 51-55, M
Necessary? Probably not. But since it’s there, you might as well keep it there in case you were to sell the house. Or maybe you could convert it to a jack that has that and other more useful outlets like USB’s with it.
samueltyler2 · 70-79, M
but, VOIP lines are also carried through the house by wires.
Dolimyte · 36-40, M
Fill in the hole.
Elessar · 26-30, M
We still have those for internet over here (VDSL/2, FTTC). Slowly being replaced by FTTH.
Maleficent · F
I still have them, also an old rotary phone.
[@2021,MarineBob] Ahhhh. I figured there was something else needed these days. I remember with the rotary phones how they would sometimes give a single “ding!” when lightning would flash outside. It made a thunderstorm all the more ominous.
MarineBob · 56-60, M
[@604557,stratosranger] costs less than. 20.
iamnikki · 26-30, F
[@604557,stratosranger] yes, my mom has one, and it works
Magenta · F
I still have mine for the phone, modem and to fax.
I much prefer it to a cell phone.
Bimyself · 61-69
Those things are useless as Tits on a chicken lol
Azlotto · M
I still use mine. I even still use fax machines.
samueltyler2 · 70-79, M
[@913049,Azlotto] i scan and send attachments, haven't sent a fax in many years. I actually have a plain old telephne line, POTS, which came in handy when all power was lost and the VOIP went down.
MarineBob · 56-60, M
Love mine
I wouldn't cover it but that's just me. You might need it later or you might sell your house and someone else might need it.
Leggs · 46-50, F
It won't hurt to have it there.
replace them with rj45/cat5.
fun4us2b · 61-69, M
I did the same thing. Mine was surface mounted with wiring all along the floor molding. Looks nice and clean now.
Lordlestermount · 46-50, M
No they are not nessessary
I have an Obi device for voip. I unplugged the physical phone line that runs to my house and plugged the Obi into my internal wired phone harness so I can bring voip access to every room in the house. I figured since the harness runs through the walls already, I may as well use it. Your needs may vary.

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