I hate our cable provider (who will remain nameless).
We pay it a fortune for a package of TV channels we would never dream of watching and for a landline we shouldn’t need. IF we arranged for a house alarm that doesn’t require a phone, and IF Peter could have his pacemaker checked without a landline, we could just pay for wifi. Both are do-able.
On a recent visit home, the phone drove our son Seth crazy with its endless ringing and announcements of callers, most of whom were robots. When the caller was someone we knew, we had to rush to get it before it went to voice mail. Often we were too late.
When I’ve asked about ditching our landline, our cable company tells me we’d no longer qualify for the “package price” and we’d end up paying the same, or more, for less service.
So our plan is to give up cable altogether, streaming TV through our computer, or using an indoor antenna, that is once we solve the pacemaker/alarm problem.
Once again, technology is a challenge and once again we shall overcome.