TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: 3.2 Mln US Homes Have a PC, But no Landline

Re: 3.2 Mln US Homes Have a PC, But no Landline
Fri, 11 Feb 2005 10:33:05 -0800

Jack Decker wrote:


> According to MetaFacts, the number of PC-using homes without a
> standard landline increased 60% since 2002 (3.2 mln in 2003 versus 2.0
> mln in 2002). In terms of all PC-using homes, the numbers are just as
> dramatic. The percentage of users without any telephone line grew from
> 2.4% in 2002 to 3.5% in 2003, a 46% year over year increase. Within
> homes with one person, growth was even faster, rising from 2.3% in
> 2002 to 5% in 2003.

I have had Vonage for two years now. Today, I was using it for an
important business telcon. 1 hour 15 minutes into the conference the
Vonage dropped off and would not dial out. This condition lasted for
perhaps 30 minutes.

I was able to recover by dialing back in on my POTS wireline.

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