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Hurricane Sandy Wiped Out Its Telephone Lines, So Mantoloking Goes Cellular

Instead of replacing the telephone lines, Verizon has decided instead to install a cell-based system, according to Chasing NJ on My9.

Hurricane Sandy impacted in ways never expected: It took away the old copper-based telephone lines in Mantoloking.

But instead of replacing the telephone lines, Verizon has decided instead to install a cell-based system, according to Chasing NJ on My9.

Richard Giordanella, a Mantoloking resident, told Chasing NJ he's is worried about how his parents will take the changes.

“Even my own parents love using the landline. They hardly ever use the cell phone, that would be the only problem area,” Giordanella told My9

Jeff in Sa-ra-so-ta! June 13, 2014 at 07:30 PM
FiOS is not copper. Verizon is using Sandy as an excuse to change everybody over to FiOS thereby competing with the cable companies directly.
A Resident June 13, 2014 at 09:48 PM
Yes, Glenn, old news. Verizon has no intention of spreading FIOS to any more parts of NJ. Many residents wish Verizon would run FIOS to more areas, but they are not.
Sawdust Makerhere June 14, 2014 at 09:35 AM
verizon won't repair or replace the old copper based telco service because people have gone cellular. Mantaloking had only about 100 land line customers. Millions of old fashioned landlines have been given up by customers all over the country who have opted to go to cell phones as their primary source of telephone communications instead of having to pay a landline bill and a cell bill. It makes sense, not only business sense but logical sense. A cell phone can be used anywhere whereas a land line cannot. If you want the old fashioned land line go to your local CATV company and see how that works for ya. If Verizon is forced to put out millions of $ to put copper back into Mantaloking imagine the cost. Who will pay that cost? I think you know the answer.
Rock.n.Roll June 14, 2014 at 05:20 PM
There goes the fax also....


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