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Disappearing land lines

Tuesday, June 05, 2012 by eFax Team

As the world continues a shift to mobile phones and WiFi, landlines are likely to go the way of the dodo.

A recent government study showed that nearly 32% of American homes are now cell phone-only households. That's double the rate over 2008 and nearly triple that of 2007.

With businesses, families and individuals opting to use cell phones, fewer Americans consider traditional phone service a necessity. In fact, 84 percent of adults use cell phones, while 74 percent hang on to their landline, according to Live Science. The question, though, remains: what does "no land line" mean for faxing?

Not much, as it turns out. Even as landlines disappear, the need for faxing remains. With people shifting to cell phones, this might initially appear be a problem, but with the advent of internet faxing, it is largely irrelevant.

Instead of relying on traditional phone technology, online faxing uses email and mobile numbers to send its transmissions. This means that even if your home or office has let go of its old phone setup, you're still able to send and receive faxes.

This is great news for people who rely on faxes for communication but do not want to spend unnecessary money to maintain a landline. The shift from traditional phone service no longer means you can't send faxes.

Whether your office or home is discarding its landline, internet faxing allows you to continue sending and receiving faxes without a hiccup.

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