Gone! No regrets! No remorse! No landline!

Jul 28, 2022 | 4 comments

Goodbye! Over and Out!

You’d think that I’d miss it.  But, I’m here to tell you that after 86 years of being tethered to the outside world via a telephone line, I don’t feel even a twinge of repentance for my decision.  Actually, “our” decision.  Nyel was the one who ordered Starlink so that we’d have a chance at reliable internet.  And he was the one most looking forward to cutting that CenturyLink cord.

So… as of 8:30 a.m. on Monday… tah dah!  My connection to others on this planet is dependent upon cell phone towers and the neat little Starlink dish and router which “beams internet data, not through cables, but via radio signals through the vacuum of space. Ground stations on the planet broadcast the signals to satellites in orbit, which can then relay the data back to users on Earth.”  Do I understand it?  Hardly a word.  So… we’ll see.

Starlink Dish

The only part of the changeover which gave me a momenetary pang — letting go of my landline number which I’d had for 43 years — half my life!  But, in recent years most incoming calls on that number have been sales pitches, donation requests, or spam.  People who really need to get in touch either have a cell number, an email address, or can find me on social media.  Options galore!

Now if I can only remember to keep track of that cell phone…



  1. Jane Smith

    Sydney, we dropped out landline about 3 years ago. I was surprised at how peaceful it was not having that invasive ring. No more requests for donations or political ads. We have not missed the landline one bit.

    • sydney

      I don’t think I’ll miss ours either. It would be like missing a toothache!!!

  2. Kay Chabot

    We gave up our landline last December and it was such a relief not to have all the constant solicitations. We have not missed it one bit.


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