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Aussie landlines becoming extinct earlier than expected
"Unlimited calls are now a standard inclusion for mobile plans, so why should we be paying for a home phone as well?"
Spark protects seniors from scammers with new home phone
Nuisance-call blocking landline gives peace of mind around scam calls and new postpaid mobile plans designed specifically for over-65s.
By 2040, landlines will probably be dead
What’s causing landlines’ slow deaths? Smartphones, calling plans, and internet calling.
It’s officially time for Kiwis to say goodbye to landlines
“Voice calling over broadband is the future of calling..."
The age of the landline is over: 71% of Kiwis prefer naked broadband plans
“Kiwis know value when they see it and have been quick to adapt their preferences as landlines have become less and less necessary..."
Voice comes to fibre for Spark landlines
Spark has launched voice-over-fibre for landline calling, bypassing the need for OTT services, and has cut pricing for most of its fibre plans.
End of the landline as more Kiwis head online?
Three out of four households in New Zealand have internet access, while households with access to a landline telephone has dropped to 86%.
New Telecom Ultra Fibre plan signals decline of the landline
"These customers are quite happy to stop chatting to telemarketers and political pollsters if it means they can save a few dollars each month."