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# 175383 26-Jun-2015 20:28
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Hey guys,

Not sure which forum to put this in so mods feel free to move if there is a more appropriate one.

Just wondering if anyone knows, or if there is a way to find out, what percentage of people are still using the old school landline phones? This would not include VOIP so basically the % of people with landlines vs % with voip or mobile only. Pref stats in Auckland but NZ would be fine. Ballpark estimate OK.

Any ideas?

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  # 1332351 26-Jun-2015 20:32
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ComCom or InternetNZ would have that sort of data I imagine.

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  # 1332354 26-Jun-2015 20:36
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At a guess, I would say 80% or more. Many people like the free local calling still. The thing is that you don't save much for naked internet, to just cut off VOIP or copper calling.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1332358 26-Jun-2015 20:44
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A what?

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  # 1332361 26-Jun-2015 20:47
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I have a landline, it is used for Alarm monitoring (I must change that) and getting survey calls.




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  # 1332368 26-Jun-2015 20:54
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Thanks guys. I imagine it is still quite a high percentage but would like to get somewhat solid numbers. I don't suppose telcos/ISPs would divulge this kind of info right?

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  # 1332377 26-Jun-2015 21:03
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Millions of lines........

Check the spark annual report.





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  # 1332383 26-Jun-2015 21:05
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It was covered in the 2013 census. The only problem is the questions were flawed; I ticked both "a telephone" and "a mobile phone" because both of those correctly describe my iPhone.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1332409 26-Jun-2015 21:59
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Interestingly I read yesterday that Telecom in the UK is seeking leave to disband the entire POTS network there.





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Percentage of people who use a landline?
Or
Percentage of people who have a landline?

Those are likely to be two quite different stats.




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  # 1332418 26-Jun-2015 22:06
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Geektastic: Interestingly I read yesterday that Telecom in the UK is seeking leave to disband the entire POTS network there.


That will eventually occur here




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  # 1332445 26-Jun-2015 22:26
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i have one that i don't use. why, because same price as naked BB




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  # 1332456 26-Jun-2015 22:31
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MikeB4:
Geektastic: Interestingly I read yesterday that Telecom in the UK is seeking leave to disband the entire POTS network there.


That will eventually occur here


We abandoned ours when my father died a couple of years ago. He was the only person who ever rang us on it and my wife and I found we had so many minutes (now unlimited) on our mobiles that keeping the landline for $250/year seemed pointless.

Skype and FaceTime make keeping up with friends and family overseas a breeze and even if I call them on my mobile the charges are small beer in the scheme of things.

POTS is doomed.





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Geektastic:
MikeB4:
Geektastic: Interestingly I read yesterday that Telecom in the UK is seeking leave to disband the entire POTS network there.


That will eventually occur here


We abandoned ours when my father died a couple of years ago. He was the only person who ever rang us on it and my wife and I found we had so many minutes (now unlimited) on our mobiles that keeping the landline for $250/year seemed pointless.

Skype and FaceTime make keeping up with friends and family overseas a breeze and even if I call them on my mobile the charges are small beer in the scheme of things.

POTS is doomed.


As someone who is heavily involved in running voice services for a large telco... I can tell you that the demise of POTS, or at least fixed telephone service in general, is a long way off yet.

I doubt very much that Telecom UK could turn off the POTS network without replacing it with another kind of fixed telephone service.




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  # 1332463 26-Jun-2015 23:02
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BigPipeNZ: Percentage of people who use a landline?
Or
Percentage of people who have a landline?

Those are likely to be two quite different stats.


Percentage of people who have one. That would be able to receive a call

No I'm not setting up a telemarketing scheme :)

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  # 1332464 26-Jun-2015 23:11
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ubergeeknz: As someone who is heavily involved in running voice services for a large telco... I can tell you that the demise of POTS, or at least fixed telephone service in general, is a long way off yet.

I doubt very much that Telecom UK could turn off the POTS network without replacing it with another kind of fixed telephone service.


It's going to be one of those things where a small minority insist that they can't adapt to new technology, and the telcos will be left to weigh up maintaining an uneconomic service against the political backlash of shutting it down.

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