It's good to see that the majority of posters here still have a land line. You should never get rid of a land line, not just yet. Main reason?? Cell phones are useless in an emergency, especially if you have children. Why?? Kids are taught to call 911 (in the usa) in an emergency and unless you can tell the dispatcher where you are, there will be a HUGE delay in sending help. With a land line, you can call 911, set the phone down and the police, ems and fire will know exactly where you are. Now, with the department I work, we do have a mapping system for cell phones. It is good, but not great. It still does not come close to using a land line. I am sure in a few years, this will become even better, but until it does, it's still best to have a land line should a emergency take place in your home. Take it from me, a 911, police, fire, ems dispatcher. When people have an emergency, it is hard for them to tell you where they are. And as we say, seconds save lives.