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Old Landline Phones Are Being Phased Out Here

Over the next six to seven years, AT and T will be discontinuing their traditional wireline phone service, while continuing to hold onto the more modern digital network. And now they’re asking Nevada County to help them identify and connect with local customers. County Administrative Analyst, Sarah Holyhead, says that’s people who would have no other voice service alternatives…

click to listen to Sarah Holyhead

Holyhead says this service has a copper-based wire network…

Holyhead says AT and T understands the public safety hazard of having no phone service and wants to maintain service for those households. And although many have mobile phones, reception can be spotty and unreliable, including during emergencies. If this describes your household, send an e-mail or call the Nevada County Board of Supervisors office, and provide your address and landline number, as well as information about your lack of other voice service options.


July 28, 2023

Kevin Gross

I use my landline daily. My landline is my primary communications outlet.

I would be left without a way to call for fire/ambulance
if AT&T shuts me down.

They have a responsibility to ensure my landline works for the foreseeable future. I would appreciate it if Nevada County puts the screws to AT&T's greed.

July 30, 2023

Tomas Borsky

I am writing to voice my concern about keeping my landline functional. Cel phone reception can be spotty and unreliable, including during emergencies. I do not have a generator so if my power goes out for any more than a few hours my only source of communication is my land line. I also run a small business and I need to fax paper to an office in another state the old fashioned way and my fax machine is connected to my land line. I have no other way of faxing at present. Please keep my landline phone number: 530-478-1701 up and running. Thanks

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