As mobile phones become more pervasive across the island, telecommunications company LIME is not worried that customers will be giving up their landlines any time soon.
Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications at LIME Rachel Pilgrim said talking was something Barbadians loved to do and the landline service made it cheaper for them to do so.
“I don’t think landlines are going anywhere fast in Barbados; maybe in countries where you have to pay but in Barbados it is very important to people,” she said.
“We have seen that in the last two days when we’ve had our outage, how important the landline is.”
Earlier this week the company, which controls majority of the landline telephone market, experienced a technical problem, leaving a number of individuals and corporate entities unable to use their landline telephones to make calls. The problem was subsequently rectified.