Do you still have a landline phone?

@Amstardam (1348)
United States
July 7, 2007 5:53pm CST
I haven't had a landline in about 5 or 6 years now. There really is no point for me. My husband and I both have cell phones and cable internet. Do you still have a landline?
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• United States
8 Jul 07
Yes I do and I am ready to cancel it. I get way too many telemarketers that won't go away. I actually had to unplug it from the wall because it got too crazy. Cell phone is good enough if you get a plan that works for your phone-chatting style. Plus the internet is a great way to keep in touch with ppl anyway.
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@jene1985 (228)
• Australia
8 Jul 07
here in Australia they have launched what they call the do not call register I just looked it up on the net added my phone number no more calls.. maybe worth finding out if you have one in the states I dont know
@ngobis (237)
• Philippines
7 Jul 07
Well, i guess its still important to have a landline. Not everyone can afford to call you on your cellphone, (especially if its an overseas call). That being said, my landline still stays put!.
@smileonstar (4014)
• United States
7 Jul 07
What do you mean by landline phone? You mean phone that have line connect to the wall (home phone)?everyone has cell phone now but I still have phone home with line... just in case my mom need to call us or just for some reasons. It is only $10 per month, so i can use when I go over minute on my cell phone lolz...
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@jene1985 (228)
• Australia
7 Jul 07
yes I still have landline I also have mobile but havent made that final step yet. my brother doesnt he only uses his cell phone and thats it
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@CEN7777 (858)
• India
8 Sep 07
yes i still have and use land line phone. though i and my both son has mobile phone, we still need landline and also same land line connection is used for broadband internet connection.This landline connection also use full in verifying address proof for banks, insurance and other finance companies to preapprove by tele confirmation.
@dpk262006 (52284)
• Delhi, India
30 Aug 07
Yes, we do have land phone in our house and we enjoy talking on this.
@limcyjain (3523)
• India
29 Aug 07
Yes i do have a landline phone which is basically used to get connected to the net as the access is free from 10 pm to 6 am. Apart from this it is used by my mother in law who remains at home when we are out on our jobs. She could have been provided a cellphone instead of a landline which i think we need to surely consider as the call rate from cell to cell is surely cheaper.
@lubasa (28)
• Brazil
29 Aug 07
not more today use more msn or gtalk to talk with friends or go make a visit to them
@eprado (1473)
• Philippines
29 Aug 07
Yes I do still have a landline phone at home. Its very useful for us here to have landlines besides cellphone and the internet. Most of us do here prefer to use the landline as its cheaper and you can talk as much as you want. :-)
@xiuluoelly (1225)
• China
29 Aug 07
I only have one phone, a 24-hour operational conditions, I think a cell phone sufficient, but I do not have anything important to the business, for me, using cell phones only to friends and family received a phone call.
@amitavroy (4826)
• India
29 Aug 07
Years although mobile phones are very common nowadays but I still have line line connection at my home. Because I have seen that whenever there is a desperate need for mobile networks they get jammed. This has happened every time there is a weather storm, heavy rainfall of something like that. I always try to get in touch with the relatives to my mobile phones but every time the networks are jammed or there is no network at all. So I think the land lines of the best way to connect at that time. And also the world have the problem of charging and the network with the landline phones. Buchanan have easily and old-fashioned telephone used although there is no electricity. But if there is a major power cut and your mobile phone is not charged then you are completely out of communication. Apart from that in our country if you have a landline then you can show the bell of that landline phone special is the one that is provided by the government which is used as a residence to which comes in handy many times.
@bluishrose (2291)
• Philippines
29 Aug 07
I still have a landline, its important for me since i sell clothes online and there are some people who still uses landline and its reliable for long conversations since cellphone rates here in our place are quite pricey.
• China
28 Aug 07
I have a landline in my rented house but I seldom use it.Normally,I communicate with my boyfriend or relatives on cellphone.And sometimes we talk through QQ or MSN.Its free and convenient.
• United States
28 Aug 07
We have a quasi-land line, it's actually digital voice, through our cable and internet provider. The only reason we got it was because it was a good package deal, but when our year is up, we're going to cancel it. We both have cell phones, and all the land line does is gets us a lot of telemarketer calls.
@vishwas81 (359)
• India
28 Aug 07
Yes , I have landlines at my residence .it is most useful when network coverage is not available.
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
9 Jul 07
We still have a land line phone. It is part of a packaged deal with Verizon Fios - our cable, DSL and phone are all hooked up to it. We also have cell phones, which is a good thing because when our power goes out we are not able to use our landline phones. I don't understand that, and I just don't even question it since I can still use my cell.
@anjoks (2084)
• Philippines
8 Jul 07
Yes. That is very important here in our home even if we all got cellphones, internet and other communication stuffs, we still need it.
• Singapore
8 Jul 07
Sure I do. We have both cell phones and cable internet in the house but we still have our landline. We use the landline when we are in the house. I am not sure how things are where you are based but here, it will cost a bomb relatively if you call out using our mobile phones once the free mins are used. Some plans have free incoming but it would not seem too civilized to call someone and ask him to call you back on your free incoming line. :P
• Philippines
8 Jul 07
yes we do have a landline 2 landline phones to be exact....just in case the other get's busy you can call the other number..
• United States
8 Jul 07
I forgot to add - dialup is only available here ... no DSL, no cable modem ... so I have to have a landline!