Do you use your cell phone more than your landline phone?

United States
September 21, 2008 7:34am CST
I do not have cell service at my house as there is no signal where I live so I have to have both a landline and a cell phone. I would like to only use the cell phone as I think I could save a lot of money that way. What do you have? and would you switch over to cell phone only if you could?
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@Swaana (1208)
• India
21 Sep 08
I have made my land line calls limited. But my mobile phone plan allows me to make lots of calls and send lots of sms messages. So I use my mobile a lot even at home rather than using my land line.
• United States
21 Sep 08
I've never used or done an sms message -- how does that work?
• Singapore
21 Sep 08
I think quite a bit also depends on the plan we choose and the features that come with it.
@shiloh_222 (5480)
• Philippines
21 Sep 08
hi there... mine is half and half. i would you both everyday. i try not to use my cellphone as much since it's costlier than chatting, emailing or using the landline. happy myloting.
• United States
21 Sep 08
That's a good plan. I cannot understand how they charge so much for minutes - there are so many cell users out there the companies must be making millions from the subscribers. Thanks for leaving a comment! Judy
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• Philippines
22 Sep 08
yeah... hehehe... you got a point. millions of people are using cellphones everyday. happy myloting.
@freesoul (3023)
• Egypt
24 Sep 08
I use both, actually I prefer landline especially for long calls, cell phones are still considered not safe according to many studies besides it's cheaper for me to make landline calls so I prefer to use it whenever possible.
• United States
24 Sep 08
I have heard about the studies relating high cell phone use and development of brain cancer and/or tumors. That would be a horrible thing with the millions of people that use cell phones!
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@irisheyes (4373)
• United States
23 Sep 08
I've never been much of a telephone person and I don't really use either of them much in the traditional telephone manner. I do occassionally use a program I have on my cell to check ISBN numbers to get sales info on books I'm thinking of buying although I prefer using a scanner. That probably means I use a cell phone more than a land line unless you count the fact that my computer dsl line is also the phone line. If you count computer time as land phone time, I definitely use the land line more. LOL
• United States
24 Sep 08
Yes, the computer can rack up quite a bit of land-line useage!!!!!!
• Philippines
22 Sep 08
we have a land line at home but seldom use it.. we only took the land line to have a dsl internet line.. otherwise we use mobile phones.. back at my home country, before we have a land line, but we decided to cut the subscription for cost-cutting.. anyway all of us uses mobile phones so we can be contacted any time.. for internet connection, we plan to share connection from our nearby neighbor who is also our cousin..
• United States
22 Sep 08
Yes, that's the problem with needing internet connection --- need a land line for that unless you are going to go with a "key card" for wireless access.
• Singapore
21 Sep 08
Hi ShadyGrove, I guess so! Because... I seldom use the phone! I seldom talk on the phone and I pretty much sms the most - but that is still like never! Over here, it is much more economical to talk over the land line, unless you are talking about you having free incoming and you don't normally make calls out, then things would be the opposite. I have both lines too.
• United States
21 Sep 08
I don't use the phone much either -- I e-mail alot and pretty much use less than 100 minutes a month on my landline and less than 300 minutes on my cell a month ~ and that's sharing the time with my husband! I wish they had cheaper plans -- but they add so much tax for this tax for that that it's nuts! Thanks for leaving a response! Judy
@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
21 Sep 08
Well when I lived by myself before, I didn't have a landline. It was cheaper that way because I wasn't home most of the time anyway. I just take calls on my cell and since I have a good deal on my plan I saved a lot. Now that I'm living with my parents again we have a landline to use. I use my cell more often, but when I need to make long calls like to make reservations or inquiries, then I use the landline. I think if you can live without a landline then it's best. Because I don't know how one can survive without a cellphone!
• United States
21 Sep 08
yes, I try to NOT use my cell when calling 1-800 numbers as I still end up being charged for the minutes on the free calls. I'll wait until I am home and use the landline for those types of calls. Thanks for sharing and leaving a comment. Judy
@lkoenig07 (289)
• United States
21 Sep 08
Yes, we actually just decided to use our cell phones as our home phone, because it would be cheaper.
• United States
21 Sep 08
I was wondering - do you have extra cell phones? What I mean is, do you ever forget to take your cell phone with you when you leave home? I am thinking you leave it plugged in at home and then take it with you when you go. I know a few times that I charge at home I have forgotten to take it with me -- I keep a charger in my car and at work, so I typically do not charge it at home for that reason. Thanks!
• India
21 Sep 08
I do not use cell to spk wen im at home...i use landline as i have many free calls....and i always send sms frm cell rather than spkin and I could save a lot of money that way..so i prefer using my landline phone
• United States
21 Sep 08
Yes, I find that I have so many minutes from my landline that I can make loads of call without an extra charge. One day we'll have a signal where I live and then I'll check out the cost difference and number of minutes. Thanks for leaving a comment.