Do you use Caller Id on your home phone?

United States
May 19, 2008 8:39am CST
I have caller Id but here lately I've been thinking about getting rid of it. Its just another things to pay for . And in this economy right now the key is to consume!So do you use caller id? I do like it because sometimes I really dont feel like talking on the phone and I can avoid a phone call or two lol Please share!
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@kykidd (6819)
• United States
19 May 08
I have caller id included in my Comcast package. It also includes voicemail and call trace. Call trace is a really neat feature if you get any unknown name unknown numbers.
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• United States
19 May 08
thats neat. so even if they call private it will trace the call anyways?
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
19 May 08
I also have mine free with my QWest package as well free with Direct TV. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@anawar (2406)
• United States
22 May 08
I ditched my house phone. I only use my cell phone and I think more and more people are doing the same. If you have a cell phone, why pay for a house phone? Cell phones come with caller id and free long distance. I cut my costs by $60 a month, just by getting rid of the house phone. With caller id ( cell phone or house phone) I can prepare myself to respond to the person calling. Without caller id, it could be my doctor, my friend, someone I don't want to talk to_ It makes life easier.
• United States
22 May 08
anawar! I would get rid of my house phone but we only have one cell and I have a nice home plan that has free long distance and voicemail and caller Id and some other options for only 34.99 and then my dsl with it is only 19.99 so I think its a pretty good deal So I dont mind having a house phone!
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@anawar (2406)
• United States
23 May 08
Sorry, I got confused. I thought you were asking if it was worth keeping caller id because of the cost. Sounds like you've got a great plan going. Good job.
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@IddiKlu (176)
• United States
20 May 08
I have a phone system with 4 cordless phones and each displays the caller ID, even if you are on the phone with someone else already. If I don't know the caller, it goes to a special device, that informs the caller that this number does not accept solicitation calls, but if that is someone I know, they can press 2 and are fed through. I can then still let it go to the answering machine. My screening device allows me to add callers to a VIP file, which after the first time allows calls to go through from their number directly, without having to listen to the screening process. Oh, caller ID is sooo worth it!
• United States
20 May 08
wow i really like that!whos service do you use
@IddiKlu (176)
• United States
20 May 08
Actually it is a device called 'Phone ZAP Platinum' which I bought about 5 years ago. I don't know whether it is still available, but you can always do a search for it. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1571/is_11_19/ai_101941801
• United States
23 May 08
Did have it with my Comcast phone but we got rid of it because we just did not ever use the house phone and just went back to our cell phones which has caller id and good enough for me. Having a house phone seems more like a hassle now because I have to keep track of a new number and never use it and on top of that have a bunch of telemarketers bugging me, to me, that seems so old school to have to deal with that. I have not had problems like that with my cell.
• United States
23 May 08
it def seems like more and more folks are getting rid of their home phones
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• United States
22 May 08
On my cell phone; which is my home phone, my only phone, I have caller id as well as voice mail. It is great to have a lot. I always carry it with me in case of emergency. I have my own phone through Sprint/Nextel. That company is awesome.
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• United States
22 May 08
hey jake. I'm not a real big fan of sprint but I have verizon for home and wireless and I love them both!
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• United States
19 May 08
I do like caller Id because like you said you can avoid talking to someone you don't want to talk to. My phone doesn't have caller ID so that caller Id appears on T.V. So when we are watching T.V. the name of the person and the phone number appears in the left top corner of the TV and we know who is calling. Although we can't see it when the TV is off but we are able to avoid talking on the phone to some people.
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• United States
22 May 08
Having a caller id and voice mail altogether on my own cell phone; my only phone I have as home phone is always great. It is always important for me to carry it with me in case of emergency. I have it through Sprint/Nextel. You can look all that up at www.sprint.com.
@chertsy (3805)
• United States
24 May 08
My caller ID is part of my phone plan. I have been thinking of cutting it down to a smaller package to save on money. Even if I did that, I would still have my caller ID. I love to hug, whoever invented caller id. I can see who's calling and chose if I want to answer the phone or not.
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
22 May 08
I wouldn't be without mine, to be honest! I do't have to pay anything extra for it, it's all part of the package I get from my telephone company and I think most companies are like that these days and many phones have the caller I.D. on them so you don't need to buy a separate unit. I've gotten so used to "screening" my calls I wouldn't know how to act without it. Annie
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
22 May 08
Hi sophiasmom, I like caller ID, and I don't believe it costs much where I live, so I'm sticking with it. Blessings.
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
21 May 08
I don't think I can live without the caller ID at home. I just have to be selective in the phone calls that comes thru. There are people I avoid picking up their calls. Besides, with the caller ID, I know who calls me when I am not at home.
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@callarse1 (4793)
• United States
20 May 08
It's in our phone package so we love it so much because we don't answer the phone unless we know the caller. It cuts down on telemarketing and answering the phone to an annoying family member. While you are right about the caller ID that it's an added expense you could drink less soda or less bottle water. Those add up quick! Plus you can save by having a water filter instead of bottle water. I'm sure there are people out there that can live without it or that use only mobile phones. Pablo
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
19 May 08
I have it on my phone. And I also have it on Direct TV sattelite service which is neat as it shows up on the TV before it shows up on my digital display on the phone. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
19 May 08
We rely on our caller ID like you would not believe. We never pick up the phone unless we can check the caller ID first and see who is on the other side. We get a lot of phone calls from telemarketers and bill collerctors so we don't pick up the phone all the time if we can help it. And, sometimes there are people none of us want to talk to, so if it shows they are calling we won't answer the phone.
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• United States
19 May 08
We do have Caller ID and we use it all the time. The only way that we answer the phone is if we look to see who it is that is calling us first. We have our phone set up so that it recognizes certain numbers and gives them a distinctive ring. This function would only work with having Caller ID activated. It makes answering the phone a little easier for my husband. He doesn't recognize everyone's name and number, however having the distinctive ring makes it so he doesn't have to think about who it is, it's someone that we "want" to talk to.
@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
19 May 08
I use the Caller Id on my phone. I don't pay extra for it either, it is standard on the phone line.
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@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
21 May 08
i havent used caller id. i just use my answer machine if i dont want to pick it up.
• United States
21 May 08
thats a good idea for people that dont want to use caller id!
@jrsmith (293)
• United States
20 May 08
I do use caller id. I would get rid of the landline but where I live my cell don't pick up at all inside and sometimes not good outside.
• United States
20 May 08
i have both, onlt because i have the internet and i cant get wireless pickup at home!
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
20 May 08
We completely got rid of our land-line phone and now just have cell phones. I did use caller-i.d. back when we had a landline, now if i don't reconize a no. i just let it go to voicemail.
• United States
20 May 08
yeah I do that with my cell phone also if I dont know the number. A lot of families have gone to only cell phones
@crazylady (470)
• United States
20 May 08
I totally use the caller ID. I am a busy mom to six kids and sometimes its just not a good time, so I can look and if its someone I know I can call back later, I do. I also avoid taking the harrassing phone calls. I do not answer 800#, out of area or private caller on my home phone.
@patgalca (14480)
• Orangeville, Ontario
20 May 08
Really, if it's important they will leave a message, right?
@dangnabit67 (2021)
• United States
19 May 08
I have caller ID and it came with my phone package. It lets me know when telly markerters call not to answer. If I had to pay for the service seperate I wouldnt pay for it though.
• United States
19 May 08
hello dangnabit cant blame anyone for not wanting to talk to telemarketers!