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The Value of Retractable Phone Cords: Why You Should Keep Your Landline

Cell phones aren’t just a popular supplement to landline phones—more and more, they’re replacing older phone technology completely. As more people get rid of their landline service and switch over to exclusively using mobile phones, it’s important to remember why retaining a landline is so important. And not just any landlines, either—hard-wired phones with receivers directly connected via retractable phone cords. Only owning a wireless handset is just as risky as having no phone at all.

Landlines in an Emergency

Landline phones have a few distinct advantages over mobile phones, most notably that they never require charging. While mobile phones suffer from battery drains that require constant monitoring, your landline is always plugged in. Don’t think of that as an inconvenience, either, because old-fashioned lines with retractable phone cords—the classic spiral cords that stretch and shrink—come with an exclusive benefit: Power.

Hard-wired telephones almost always continue working even during a power outage, because they run off a separate power supply. This means that if your power is shut off or you’re in an emergency situation, you can still call for help without worrying about your phone’s battery dying. The same goes for when people are trying to reach you—no one will ever fail to call you because you forgot to charge your phone, or the electricity went out.

Corded Vs. Cordless

Before the ubiquity of mobile phones that consumers enjoy today, the landline cordless phone was a popular choice. Unlike the hard-wired, retractable phone cords that people were used to, cordless handsets gave consumers the freedom to move around the home without being physically connected to a stationary telephone. If you want to retain your landline with all of the benefits that come with it, though, a mobile handset isn’t particularly useful to you—the phone still has to be recharged on a regular basis, and if you forget to reconnect it to its base, the battery could drain. The only way to completely ensure the uninterrupted use of your phone at all times is to choose a hard-wired unit.

More Information on Wiring Your Phones

For more information on the availability and benefits of a hard-wired phone system, contact Arcor Electronics.