You should NEVER get rid of your land line. The number one reason is this. Emergencies!! Many people do not realize, that if you call 911 from your cell phone, it is useless, unless you are able to tell the 911 operator/dispatcher where you are at. Everyone is told to call 911 in case of an emergency and children are taught this a lot. However, as I stated, this is only good if you are able to tell the person who answers the phone, where you are at. When you call from a land line, when the 911 call comes in to the dispatch center, all of your information comes up on a display. Your name, address and phone number. However, when you call 911 from a cell phone, this is what you get on the display (area code)911-0000 and no address. Now, many 911 calls come in as a hang up or someone calls and leaves the phone off the hook, so the dispatcher can hear what is going on. With the land line, even if I don't speak with anyone, I can send help, because I have the person's address on display. With a cell phone call, if the person sets the phone down or hangs up, I have no way of telling where that call came from or from who. Yesterday, I took a 911 call for a domestic violence situation. I did not speak with anyone, but a child in the home called 911 and set the phone down. I could hear the yelling, screaming and crying in the background. Since they called from a land line, I was able to send the police there immediately. Had that been a cell phone, I would have had no luck knowing where the call was coming from. Another good reason for keeping you land line. What if there is a big storm and the cell tower is damaged? No cell phone, but your land line will still work. Even during major power outages, your land line will still work (regular hard wired phone, not the cordless type), due to the phone comapny having back up power sources. Many cell towers do not have this. Use caution whith internet phone service as well. Most of those do not work with 911 as well. If you have or are planning on getting internet phone service, check to make sure the 911 call works properly. You can call 911 to test your phone. Just tell the person who answers, that you are doing a 911 test. So, it's still a very good idea to keep a land line in your home.