Why our urge to answer the phone is long gone | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY TODAY | Scoop.it
There are a couple of other issues that have killed the phone. Perhaps the biggest is the unwanted calls that never used to happen. As I noted in an earlier post, the only time the phone rings now is for tax collection scams, robocalls, duct cleaners (because we have radiators) and Windows computer repairs (we have Macs and Chromebooks). Just yesterday when my wife went out for one hour, the phone rang four times — three were dead air (probably a robot checking to see if the line was live) and one was a recording.