My 80yo mother lives on her own and she has an old-school home phone line with Telstra, it gives her piece of mind. She pays $45 per month for the privilege (supposedly the full price is $55 so maybe she gets a pensioner discount). In recent months, Telstra have had a number of outages, this month she has not had service for about 17-18 days. In short, the service is now unreliable, possibly deliberately so, and I’m guessing the outages will continue.
She does not have a computer and has no need for home internet. She has an iPhone 6S but is not very competent with it. It seems like nbn is being forced upon her. If she was more competent with the mobile phone, I’d suggest she solely relies on that, forgoes the home phone, and does not get nbn.
Does anyone else have an elderly parent who has no need for home internet? What is their setup?