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  •  In a rural area landlines are all there is. (5+ / 0-)
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    elfling, Brown Thrasher, JeffW, sb, mrkvica

    Use my cell when I go out of state. In general, quality is lousy on cells and yes, people do talk over each other all the time. Also, isn't there some thought that even if rural areas suddenly had enough towers or boosters, that in a real emergency if everyone was using cell phones, there would be the 9/11 effect where no one, including first responders, could get through? I am fairly ignorant of the technology involved here, but agree with G2 that cell phones are terrible at "nuance". And nuance is why I often use the phone instead of email. Wonder if Bernie Sanders is ready for this battle? I'm worried that the Post Office battle may already be lost.

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