i am a long term buy and hold type and got FTR through VZ spinoff
i am keeping it for now because of the Yield(after all these shares were free for me) but 10 years from now who the hell would want a line line still
Rural america is shrinking(see 2010 census) and the old tards that still use land lines will be dying off
so please some one tell my WHY I should buy more for the long term?
lands are not going to go away in your lifetime ..
over the next 5 or so years ,, expect to see all lands consolidated
to a few companies .. all who can enjoy nice revs and earnings ...
the trucking industry killed the rail industry just like
wireless is killing land lines ..
WAIT A MINUTE .. the rails have found their place and are
making tons of money ???? .. hmmmm ..
study some industrial history and include macro analysis
in your DD ... surprise ....
i believe, that somehow , lands are going to fit into the
picture .. once a lot of concerns realize how much cheaper
it will be to send massive amounts of data over lands ,
when speed doesn't matter , it will start to sink in ..
whatever is being transmitted on lands , is keeping things
off of wireless , allowing wireless to be something .
if lands are so outdated , lets do away with all of them
tomorrow ... believe me .. nobody would be able to make
a phone call , text , or get on the internet ....
8 track tapes and even cassettes could not kill the vinyl
record industry and even cd's didn't do a very good job .
and there is still a small niche for vinyl , though not
much revs ....
later .. garce
Frontier services *rural* America. Let's review what that ensconces...people in remote open-country areas often with mountains and valleys. Many of these areas have poor to zero cell reception. Therefore, rural america needs landlines and a company to service them.
80+% of the U.S. population has a landline, and DSL is oftentimes the only way to get broadband into their homes. One third of the country still does not have access to broadband.
Urban dwellers take these services for granted.
Wireless carriers purchase capacity from the lands for backhaul, the government specifies wired communications for their contracts, and many businesses would never trust wireless due to security concerns.
Do some homework before you post uneducated statements like these.
I have owned this stock for almost 50 years and have been very satisfied with the results.
<<An old phone and a land line will keep you "connected" >>
So will a subscription to Verizon's rural LTE.
The land line won't help you if you get lost in the woods but a Verizon LTE phone will.
I agree. The "911" feature is worth keeping the Frontier landline for me living in a very remote area. I call 911 and the sheriff knows immediately what my address is...as I'm grabbing my 10 gauge. Try calling 911 in an emergency with a cell phone and giving necessary information in a panic as 2 drugged low-lifes are crashing through the front door...not!
Landline quality is superior. I have maintained my Frontier landline for backup use and use a Verizon Wireless unlimited calling package for most of my calls with the Droid X. I also have the Iridium satellite phone in case the world turns crazy.