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Old 02 January 2014, 08:31 PM
jimmy101_again jimmy101_again is offline
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Originally Posted by overyonder View Post
In any case, I don't see VoIP as being a "traditional land line". The voice to numeric conversion is done at your house, and not by the phone company (if any).
True, it isn't a "traditional land line" but it is still a "land line" as opposed to a broadcast (wireless) system.

I wonder, are land lines (of copper or glass) more or less likely to get saturated in an emergence? IIRC the cell system in New York on 9/11 shut down due to too much traffic. Did the land lines keep working or were they overwhelmed as well?
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