Not so long ago, the main way in which we used our telephones to communicate was to make a call, send a fax or send a telex. To these tried and tested methods of communicating we added email and then online discussions. The underlying telecommunications infrastructure was fixed line telephony. Mobile technology had not evolved sufficiently to provide much more than voice and text messaging as its options. As mobile phone technology evolved to provide greater functionality and connectivity, there simply was not the bandwidth to make this exciting enough to displace our reliance upon fixed line communication.
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