Landline Telephone

The Importance of a Landline Phone

BY Jennifer Wilkins

With so many choices and methods to communicate, we sometimes get asked, “How important it is to keep an active landline phone?” While cutting expenses may be a priority in your household, here are some vital and compelling reasons why keeping your landline is more important than you might think.

Buried lines.

Our network is 100% underground. This helps guard against disruption in service due to wind storms and our unpredictable Pacific Northwest weather. Having a landline with Whidbey Telecom allows you to check in on loved ones, report an outage with your power company, or, if need be, call emergency services for help—911 calls from a landline go directly to emergency services for that service address. 

Too young for that cell phone?

Choosing an appropriate age to allow your child to have a cell phone can be tricky. If you have a child under the age of 12 in your home you may want to hold off before letting them go mobile. A landline phone is a great way to ensure that your child can keep in touch with loved ones. Most importantly, they can reach out for help in an emergency.

Poor cell service.

We all know cell phone reception is spotty in many areas of Whidbey Island, Hat Island and Point Roberts. What do you do when that cell tower goes down? Or when your cell phone battery is dead? Knowing that you and your family have a way to reach out, can give you some precious peace of mind.

In addition to your own landline, you can also find over 30 free courtesy phone booths across South Whidbey, Hat Island, and Point Roberts. View our map of public courtesy phones here to find the one closest to you.

Telephone directory.

Your number can be made available for fellow community members to find in our local telephone directory. Click HERE to check your local listings.

Local, 24/7 support.

We’re here for you. Support and repair from Whidbey Telecom is usually the same day. Issues with cell phones require you to take a trip to the nearest store or wait on hold for what seems like forever.

Last but not least, a landline can save you money! Combining your phone and internet together is a great way to cut down your monthly bill. We’re here to talk about your options and help you find the right plan that fits your needs. Don’t hesitate to contact us. Our Tech Support Center is available to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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