Still have a home phone???

United States
April 28, 2009 1:29pm CST
Almost everyone has a cell phone now-a-days... I am wondering: How many myLotters still pay to have house phones?? Why?? Personally, I haven't had a house phone for over three years. It just seemed like a waste of money. With my cell phone, I can recieve my calles wherever I am. So, I turned my house phone off. Do you still have a house phone??
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@masonj (47)
• United States
28 Apr 09
I personally have both. What you are saying is very true and practical. The reason that I have a home phone is because the cable carrier gives it to me relatively cheap if I put it into a bundle with my cable television service and internet service. This also saves me some money on both cable and internet. It may not be quite as inexpensive as cancelling it completely but because of my personal lifestyle I feel that having both works really well for me. I know people that have done exactly as you did and it works well for them also. I guess what really matters is how and why you need what you have.
@katebell (80)
28 Apr 09
yeah i still have a house phone i think its great calls are so much cheaper then from a cell, and with my phone provider i get free weekend calls.
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• United States
29 Apr 09
I still have a land line house phone and always will. I do have a cell phone but I just bought it like a month again and the only reason I have bought one is for emergencies. I am not a fan of them at all, I don't really see the sense in them..it seems like whenever you need them you can't get service any how. I only went with a tracfone and I used it once it just to see if it worked and it took seven minutes off my card just to dial my own land line number. I know that you can get all these nice phones that can wipe your butt for you but I still feel better with still having a house phone that way when the doctors or someone like that or even friends or family calls I know that I can talk to them without static or walking out of range.
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• United States
30 Apr 09
I don't know how you do it. I feel disconnected from the world without my cell phone. If I accidently forget my cell at home and go to run errands or to the store, I feel lost! What if someone tries to call me and can't get ahold of me??
@eichs1 (1934)
• Philippines
29 Apr 09
If my phone is not bundles to my internet connection, I would have turned if off a year ago. But now that I am always at home, I am grateful that I haven't canceled my subscription. I am finding more use of my home phone. When I have to talk with some companies, specially utility customer services, the land line is a blessing. Instead of calling them through my mobile or going to the offices (which are booth costly), I can use my land line and discuss what is needed to talked about with the other party without thinking of the bills. The phone is also handy when asking for detailed information/explanation from somebody.
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@pink_lady (361)
• Philippines
29 Apr 09
Hi Aprillynn. Yes we have a home phone in our house. I have two cellphones and we also have two home phone in our house. One phone is the downstairs and another phone is on the upstairs of our house. I think home phone is still important. Like in our house, I live in our in-laws house. So my parents-in-law which ages 60 years old above, cannot operate cellphones, so the only one they know is to use our home phone. It is usually used for our emergency calls and to be able to reach us when they want to talked with us. I think it is necessary to have in our house a home phone. Also, our friends called us from time to time besides texting of course. So it is advisable for us to have home phone for our daily use also. Besides, calling from cellphone is much costly compared than using a home phone or a land line.
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
28 Apr 09
I do still have a home phone. I only have a prepaid cell phone because i find any calls on the cell phones always cost so much more than my land line - plus i have to have stupid dialup internet as I'm not close enough to town (and satellite is just too costly to set up and monthly fees for the speed are pricey) so i have to have the land line.
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@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
30 Apr 09
We still have our home phone. Here in our area, it's pretty hard to avail of the landline phone for reasons i don't know why. Besides, we can't just disconnect it because our DSL connection requires a landline phone. The package of landline phone plus DSL is cheaper compared to other stand alone wifi internet here. Mom needs to keep the phone because it's a lot cheaper for our relatives abroad to call via landline than on mobile phones.