Reasons to Keep Your Landline Phone

There’s lots of reasons to keep your landline phone service, here’s just a few!

  • Not all cellphone providers’ work in all locations. It’s very possible to be living in a “cellular dead zone” even in today’s highly mobile world.
  • Seconds count in an emergency situation. While the 911 system has vastly improved it still takes time for them to triangulate calls from cell phones. If you living in a multi-dwelling building Emergency services may have trouble determining your exact location.
  • It’s much easier in an emergency situation to find a phone if it’s always in the same spot. Cellphones roam around the house or end up at the bottom of a purse and can be hard to locate.
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What is Caller ID Spoofing?

Traditionally, one of the best ways to avoid phone scams has been to not answer calls from numbers that you do not recognize. However, scammers have started to find a sneaky way around this, spoofing Caller ID.

With Caller ID spoofing, they are able to make it appear as if their calls are coming from a local phone number. They try to hide behind an actual phone number, in order to increase their chances that someone will pick up the phone.

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World Backup Day is Today

Don’t be an April Fool. Back up all your important files — including family photos, home videos, and financial documents — on World Backup Day, March 31. It’s imperative to do backups on a regular basis, not just on March 31, since losing personal files can be a devastating experience.

If you think it won’t happen to you, think again. Losing files is common and can be caused by things like hardware failure and computer viruses.

24-7 & West Wisconsin Telcom care about our customers and want to share this backup reminder to help prevent technology disasters.

Visit to learn about our backup solutions.