Originally Posted by lunasmom
It's true though. My cell phone is 600 day time plus unlimited nights and weekends..all for $45 incl/ taxes. With Landlines my bill was always $65+.
The area that I live in too has a lot of area codes (about 7 different ones) all within a 50 mile radius, so if I call down to my college that's 15 miles away from work or 8 miles from home, that's long distance. Plus some areas that are still the same area code still charge a "local toll" call where I'm dialing the same area code, but still get charged for dialing it. Having a cell phone eliminates all of that pain.
I see now that the Landline company does offer a set fee per month, but its still higher than my cell.
Ahhh, but don't forget. A landline has unlimited all the time minutes!! And like I said, not having a lindline puts yourself and your kids if you have them, at risk in case of an emergency. (This holds true for cable phone lines as well, at the moment. No 911 information from them either) Our cell phone yes, is a little cheaper than our land line but, if you go over the minutes on your cell, you are going to pay big time. Call information from your cell, you pay big time. My wife can talk all night long to her family, who lives in New York, and our land line bill is the same. No need to worry what time it is or if this is going to affect the any time minutes. Every number we call, is long distance or local toll calling. I do not live in the city or suburbs. I can talk as long as I want and the bill is the same. And the quality of a landline can not be beat by a cell phone. A land line is so much better. To me, a cell phone does have it's purpose, mainly for an emergency if you are out and about. There was nothing worse than being stranded somehwere, trying to look for a pay phone. I hate pay phones, you never knew what was on that thing from all the people who have used it. But, in the home, I would never use my cell phone and I will never get rid of my land line. I also love the idea that no one can get a hold of me when I leave my home.
|I hate cell phones. I have a landline, my DH got me a cell phone (I don't know why 'cos I told him I wouldn't use it), and my teenager has a Trac-fone. I don't like talking on the phone any more than I have to, and I don't understand people who always have a phone plastered to their ear. It's almost as if they're addicted. I can go months without using my cell. Makes me wonder, tho--how in the world did I manage to make it thru adolescence without a phone attached to my head?
You sound just like me
Another thing that bothers me, is when I see people on a date. They may be out eating dinner and the other person is on their cell phone. If that was me, taking a girl on a date or if I was out with a friend, and they were just yacking away on the phone, I would just get up and leave them there. I would figure hey, since this person on the phone is more interesting, they can pick you up and pay for the dinner as well
Have you ever listened to these conversations that most people have while they are out? It's like, "hey, what"s up? What are you doing? I am out blah blah blah. Ok, cool, I'll talk to you later". Hardly worth having the phone IMO. Maybe it's just me. Since I am on the phone and talking on radios all day at work, I feel no need to be on one at home. I must point out, that I don't make it a habit of mine, to listen to peoples cell phone conversations. It's just that I am very multi task oriented. Since I am a police/fire/911 dispatcher, I am able to talk on the radio, all the while listening to what someone is saying on the phone at the same time. So while I am out, even though my wife may be talking to me, I can listen to her, know exactly what she is saying and also hear and understand the whole conversation, that someone may be having on their cell phone next to me.