Farewell landline connection?17. December 2019 Published by Raphael Doerr
You can make calls with a smartphone anywhere – at a café, in the park or at the airport. So why not go the whole hog and get rid of the landline connection at home? There are good reasons that keep Germans from doing that – the landline phone will always have a raft of crucial advantages over the smartphone.
There were a total of 38.8 million landline connections in Germany in 2018 – even more than the number in 2017. However, the mobile phone is the front-runner in terms of talk time: According to the German Federal Network Agency, around 119 billion minutes of calls were made by smartphone in 2018 – compared with “just” 107 billion minutes over the landline network (incidentally, that averages out at more than 21 hours per inhabitant and year).
Absolutely stable connection
Regardless of how quick or slow the pace of mobile network expansion is: The landline phone has always boasted consistently high voice quality. That means important calls, such as job interviews, should always be made with the landline phone. Tried-and-proven DECT technology ensures a stable connection to the base station – even from the furthest corner of the home and no matter where you happen to be.
A landline connection with a flat rate is included in many VDSL tariffs. So why leave it unused? You can save money over the landline network, especially if you regularly call service numbers such as customer hotlines – the charges are often higher with a mobile phone. And buying a terminal device doesn’t burn a big hole in your pocket: Cordless landline phones from Gigaset start from €40.
Up to now, there has been no proof that mobile phones emit radiation that is dangerous to humans. The German Federal Office for Radiation Protection states that mobile phone technology is still too young to be able to assess the long-term consequences. Anyone making calls over the landline network plays it safe. The best thing is that cordless phones from Gigaset with ECO DECT are not only especially energy-efficient, but also extremely low in radiation. The transmitting power is automatically reduced with the distance to the base station. In standby mode the devices are even completely radiation-free.
Large choice of phones
Large keys, a bright display, convenient size – landline phones come in all variations. As the European market leader, Gigaset has a large range to suit all requirements in its portfolio.
The Gigaset S850, for example, offers smart technology for discriminating users. It impresses with a large phone book, micro USM port and Bluetooth to enable data synchronization.
The new Gigaset A690 is an entry-level phone that boasts a high-contrast display, large keys and excellent voice quality, is intuitive to use and makes phoning a pleasure in any life situation. The landline phone now even comes in three versions: Whether with or without an answering machine or as a universal handset that can be connected directly with any compatible router – the A690/AS690 always offers the very best ergonomics and audio quality at an attractive price.
The landline phone is an important element in enhancing the quality of life for elderly people in particular. Here, too, Gigaset has the right answer. The products from Gigaset’s life series are specially tailored to the needs of senior citizens: The phones have hearing aid compatibility and are simple to use, while their displays are easy to read. They are available as corded and cordless versions.