End of the line may be near for land lines - WNEM TV 5

End of the line may be near for land lines

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The House of Representatives will see a bill Tuesday allowing telephone providers the ability to discontinue land line service. 

They would then give customers a short notice before that line would be cut. A lot of people who live in rural areas still rely on land line service including senior citizens and the disabled.

"I still have a land line, I have a cell phone too. I just think it would be taking rights away from people, especially senior citizens," says Cheryl Schlink, a Saginaw County resident.

While the switch from traditional land line phones could still cause many problems, a lot of people in Mid-Michigan said the switch to cell phones only is just a matter of time. 

"I'm kind of torn about it. I see where we're moving forward and for a lot of people that are younger, they're not that useful. But there are senior citizens that need something like this," says Bay County resident Eric Birkle.

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