Implications: If not immediately, it looks as if—eventually—the home phone line will join the ranks of the payphone as historical artifacts. Phone numbers have evolved from residential to personal items. And why not? I can do lots of things from my smartphone, including check sports score, do my banking, see if my couch sold on Craig’s List… and even ask my voice-controlled assistant to find a nearby restaurant for me.
In comparison, my home phone is stupid. And fired.