Will Internet Phone Services Replace Landlines?

Cut the Landline Phone Cord

In the past, most businesses used landline phones for their primary communication. Today though, many are transitioning from analog landlines to VoIP phone systems. In fact, about 31% of businesses already use the VoIP phone system to unify communication platforms and reduce their phone bills. Residential use of landlines is also declining. According to Statista, 90 percent of US adults lived in households with landline phones in 2004 compared to less than 40 percent in 2020. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) offers more potential at a lesser cost. As the name suggests, it relies on an internet connection to make

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STIR/SHAKEN

If your time is short   Illegal robocalls are a nuisance and a vehicle for bad actors to commit fraud.  The telecommunications industry has developed a framework called STIR/SHAKEN to verify the authenticity of caller ID numbers. The deadline to implement these protocols is June 30, 2021. Phone.com complies with these requirements. The change will have no customer impact except for hopefully reducing the number of illegally spoofed caller-IDs. Some carriers may also flag calls as “Trusted.”   Background Illegal robocalls are a nuisance and a vehicle for bad actors to commit fraud. The recent surge in robocalls is due

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Man using a tablet

  Here’s what we’re reading this week:   Smartphone charging cable can steal your data too via The Economic Times “Next time when you borrow a charging cable for your smartphone or iPad, think twice. A hacker has shown that an iPhone charging cable can steal your data…”     Verizon sues City of Rochester over 5G fees via Telecoms.com “US telco Verizon has filed a lawsuit against the City of Rochester [NY], suggesting a newly created telecommunications code violates federal law and the maximum fees telcos can be charged…”     iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro

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Man using tablet in a cafe

  Here’s what we’re reading this week:   There’s no evidence 5G is going to harm our health, so let’s stop worrying about it via TechXplore.com “Hype continues to surround the roll-out of 5G technology in Australia and across the world. While there is promise of faster network speeds, and talk of exciting technologies like driverless cars, there’s also a growing movement to stop the implementation of 5G due to concerns about the effects it may have on our health…” Click here to read more >   Orlando publisher adopts realistic voice technology via TechXplore.com “An Orlando digital publisher has adopted

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Woman reading Telecom News

  Here’s what we’re reading this week:   Google builds gesture controls into new Pixel phone via The Economic Times “Google on Monday revealed that it is building gesture controls and face recognition into a next-generation Pixel smartphone as it looks to fuel early enthusiasm for its upcoming flagship handset…” AT&T reels in $984M contract with Department of Justice via Fierce Telecom “AT&T announced on Monday that it has reeled in a 15-year, $984 million contract with the U.S. Department of Justice…”   Cybersecurity is becoming impossible without AI – Capgemini report via Telecoms.com “According to a new report from

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Cut the Landline Phone Cord

In the past, most businesses used landline phones for their primary communication. Today though, many are transitioning from analog landlines to VoIP phone systems. In fact, about 31% of businesses already use the VoIP phone system to unify communication platforms and reduce their phone bills. Residential use of landlines is also declining. According to Statista, 90 percent of US adults lived in households with landline phones in 2004 compared to less than 40 percent in 2020. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) offers more potential at a lesser cost. As the name suggests, it relies on an internet connection to make

Read More »
STIR/SHAKEN

If your time is short   Illegal robocalls are a nuisance and a vehicle for bad actors to commit fraud.  The telecommunications industry has developed a framework called STIR/SHAKEN to verify the authenticity of caller ID numbers. The deadline to implement these protocols is June 30, 2021. Phone.com complies with these requirements. The change will have no customer impact except for hopefully reducing the number of illegally spoofed caller-IDs. Some carriers may also flag calls as “Trusted.”   Background Illegal robocalls are a nuisance and a vehicle for bad actors to commit fraud. The recent surge in robocalls is due

Read More »
Man using a tablet

  Here’s what we’re reading this week:   Smartphone charging cable can steal your data too via The Economic Times “Next time when you borrow a charging cable for your smartphone or iPad, think twice. A hacker has shown that an iPhone charging cable can steal your data…”     Verizon sues City of Rochester over 5G fees via Telecoms.com “US telco Verizon has filed a lawsuit against the City of Rochester [NY], suggesting a newly created telecommunications code violates federal law and the maximum fees telcos can be charged…”     iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro

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Man using tablet in a cafe

  Here’s what we’re reading this week:   There’s no evidence 5G is going to harm our health, so let’s stop worrying about it via TechXplore.com “Hype continues to surround the roll-out of 5G technology in Australia and across the world. While there is promise of faster network speeds, and talk of exciting technologies like driverless cars, there’s also a growing movement to stop the implementation of 5G due to concerns about the effects it may have on our health…” Click here to read more >   Orlando publisher adopts realistic voice technology via TechXplore.com “An Orlando digital publisher has adopted

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Woman reading Telecom News

  Here’s what we’re reading this week:   Google builds gesture controls into new Pixel phone via The Economic Times “Google on Monday revealed that it is building gesture controls and face recognition into a next-generation Pixel smartphone as it looks to fuel early enthusiasm for its upcoming flagship handset…” AT&T reels in $984M contract with Department of Justice via Fierce Telecom “AT&T announced on Monday that it has reeled in a 15-year, $984 million contract with the U.S. Department of Justice…”   Cybersecurity is becoming impossible without AI – Capgemini report via Telecoms.com “According to a new report from

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