According to Census Bureau data, more than a quarter of U.S. households do not have a landline. This trend is driven by younger Americans who rely solely on their cell phone. Although this is cost advantageous, there are still many reasons to keep one. First and foremost is call quality. Land line calls are far superior to mobile phones, which is the price you pay for mobility. Second is reliability. Storms and power outages often knock out digital communications while land lines are often untouched. Third is convenience. You always know where the house phone is. In the event of an emergency where time is critical, the time it takes looking for a cell phone can seem like an eternity. If you want the benefits of a land line, but without the expense, a VoIP line may be a better solution. The device which runs about $50, plugs into your router and the service runs about $2.50 per month for unlimited calling. One such device is www.nettalk.com, but there are others. If you have a landline or VoIP service, our alarm systems can communicate effectively and reliably over them. However, if you decide that you don't need a landline, we can also communicate alarm communications via IP/Ethernet, WIFI, or via cell providers. Each will all communicate the alarm signal, and all have their advantages. Let us know what you have in your home or business and we'll recommend the best solution for your needs!