This isn’t some sort of Luddite idea that people will all of a sudden stop wanting to communicate with each other. The question is, when does a phone stop being used to make phone calls?
Here’s the reality. Text messaging has replaced the need for the majority of phone calls. In fact, text messaging topped mobile phone calls back in 2008. Why? A phone call requires an ideal situation – two people both free to talk. A text is more convenient.
Now, the phone call will never become as obsolete as the written letter. But, it’s simply being replaced by more efficient and convenient means in certain circumstances. What’s more interesting is that you can expect your phone reception to get worse as things go on. Because phone carriers are more concerned with their data network right now than anything else. So, the question becomes, when will phone calls take place strictly over the data network – through Skype or some equivalent provider?