Quote Originally Posted by vvk View Post
I have a real copper landline from Verizon, not FIOS based. The voice quality is terrible. Way worse than my Obi boxed GV line, which is crystal clear. I often have problems using the POTS line because people have trouble hearing me. It costs over $20 a month in taxes and fees but I keep it for emergencies.
Verizon has been known to allow the copper plans to errode to almost (if not completely) unusable status.

Once verizon started rolling out FiOS, they all but stopped doing any non-emergency work to the copper plant.