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post #31 of 37
Good Point!! That is why I will not get rid of my landline. Plus I'm still on dial up internet so it has to stay.

I think keeping a landline esp when one lives in a rural area is a must.
post #32 of 37
Yep - we still have a landline, same reasons everyone else is saying: would be way too expensive to do the calling we do on a cell phone. I regularly make 1 hr + calls to Ontario, and lots of other shorter ones/calls to other places that would jack up my cell phone bill to an amount I dont want to consider. Plus, I like being able to choose which numbers to give to people: there are people I dont want to think they can reach me at anytime!
post #33 of 37
I have a home phone. I also have a cell phone. However, I don't give my cell phone number out and I only use it for making calls when I'm out. After I make my call I turn the phone off. If anyone needs to get hold of me they can call my home and leave a message on my answering machine and I'll call them back at some point. I don't even phone home to check for messages. I wait until I get home to check them.
post #34 of 37
we still have one but might disconnect it as we dont use it much.
post #35 of 37
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Originally Posted by Persi & Alley View Post
Mine was finally disconnected yesterday. Everybody else that I knew had long ago got rid of their home phones as being as useless as lighthouses. My BILs and SILs kept asking me "you both have your own private cellphones, you don't use the housephone anymore as a dialup for your computer, so why do you insist on paying for something that has no use?" They finally convinced me. I was the last to go.
We have the minimum minute package because the whole extended family has the same service and the sisters and brothers and aunts, etc. can chat all day for no additional charge. That is why it does make sense for us. Included in the package is unlimited internet time which I am using right now. When my desktop computer finally breaks I will not replace it I am so used to doing it on my phone now. More than that, this phone with 16gb of music space replaces my old ipod and the organanizer replaces my palm pilot not to mention a phone that finally can take good photos and movies. I will ask this question again in 3 years. I imagine the response will be quite different.
post #36 of 37
Call me old fashioned, but I still chat on my land line about 8 hours a week. DH and I do a lot of speaker phone calls to our friends, and it just isn't the same as what you can get over a cell phone. I use my cell phone for work, so frankly don't want to see the thing when I get home. It goes in my purse turned off at night.

Besides, I happen to work for the phone company that provides service to my home, so I get the employee discount for a bundled package of land line, internet, long distance and wireless.
post #37 of 37
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I will ask this question again in 3 years. I imagine the response will be quite different.
I want to see it!...
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