I'm not saying there won't be a place for VOIP, but for homes, and basic services keep POTS around. Until VOIP is as reliable and the emergency power problem is solved I don't want to see mass adoption. Would VOIP cope well in a earthquake or major flooding with power outages? At least you can still call for help.


Can't say I agree with you here.

I live in Auckland, and our house is surrounded by other houses. 10 seconds walk (or about a 2 second run) to the neighbor. In an emergency I'm sure they would let us use their POTS phone line.

Saving $30 a month > an emergency 'what if' scenario.