Above is the standard form letter being sent to Verizon customers in multiple states to shut off their current working copper-based telecommunication service.
If you leave the house and realize you've left your phone home and feel a deep sense of panic, then maybe it's time to step back. Surely this is no reason to panic in the grand scheme of life.
From October 15, 2014 to January 11, 2015, I ran a rather peculiar experiment... traveling from Paris to New York, and spending 90 days there without Internet, computer or a cell phone. Why? I needed to disconnect in order to better reconnect in a hyper-connected environment.