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Hanging up on the landline

At the end of last year I moved into my new house and became the proud joint-owner of my first ever mortgage. Financially, this was a complicated time. There were power companies to join, water bills to pay, council rates to budget for and internet to connect. Amongst all these considerations, my partner and I had to decide whether to get a landline telephone.

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Landline decline

A current trend in telecommunication is to ditch the landline and use a mobile phone instead. It is definitely worth considering if you want to cut down on utility bills. The move has been gathering momentum for a couple of years now, in 2010 it was reported that 14 per cent of Australian homes didn’t have landlines. This is mainly due to the higher use of mobile phones and the good value available on mobile plans.

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