Keeping Your Connection Strong: Understanding Your Landline Options


You may have heard about landline services changing or even going away, which might make you worried about the future of your phone service. First off, it’s important to know that while technology is evolving, your ability to stay connected won’t be taken away. Eventually, some of the traditional landline phone services will be updated to more modern systems. But not all landlines are disappearing. Let’s look at the facts so we can offer you some reassurance! 

What’s Changing with Landlines?  

What is changing with landlines?

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) oversees phone services and hasn’t said all traditional phone lines must go away. However, in time your phone service will likely move to a newer way to make phone calls. The most important thing to know right now is that when those changes are made, phone companies must provide you with options and give advanced warning of any changes they plan to make to your service agreements. If you do live in an area where changes are planned, it’s most likely that they’ll move you from a traditional landline to an internet-based phone service (sometimes called Voice Over Internet Protocol). This is just a fancy way of saying your phone calls will go over the internet instead of old copper wires. 

If you’re unsure about what changes to expect the best way to get the most up-to-date information is to contact your current phone service provider and ask about your specific situation. They can explain what’s happening and what your options are.  

 No Need to Worry 

future landline changes - no need to worry

The most important thing for you to know is that although telephone providers in the United States will eventually move from old-style phone lines to new ways of making calls, you don’t need to do anything right now. Your phone company will let you know well in advance if anything needs to change.  

For your ClearCaptions Phone, you simply need internet access no matter the type of phone line you have. Our service works with new internet-based services as well as traditional landlines, ensuring you won’t miss a word of your important conversations, whether with family or your healthcare providers. 

Our team is also here to support you, ensuring you remain connected and confident in your communication. You can contact us at 866-868-8695. In the world of telecommunication, change is constant, but our commitment to clear and easy conversations remains steadfast. 

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