Lot of people I know are getting rid of their landlines, only using their cells

@realan (520)
United States
September 2, 2009 1:46pm CST
Seems like a lot of people I know have gotten rid of their landlines and only use their cell phones. Have you done this? Would you consider it? I guess you can't forget to charge your phone!
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@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
2 Sep 09
Trouble with a lot of ISP suppliers one of the terms and conditions in having broadband internet is that you have a landline connection. Otherwise I wouldn't have a landline, I find them troublesome and intrusive, for example we get a lot of sales calls ringing us throughout the day and you don't get that so much, well I don't on your cellphone and they are easier to block, you can turn off your mobile, the landline will ring regardless. So many times also the phone will ring when you are cooking or eating a meal, again you can turn your mobile off, simple. I also think it is cheaper having a cellphone than having a landline, dependent of course of what you are being charged by both suppliers. When I live alone I am not going to have a landline, far too intrusive!
• Canada
2 Sep 09
My fiancee & I had no land line for a few months when we were temporarily living in a new city but I don't think I would be able to do this for any longer than that.
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• Philippines
18 Sep 09
i wish i could get rid of our landline but we are using it for the dsl internet connection. there are providers that don't require a landline but it would already be costly and a hassle to transfer to them because of initial fees of installation. we are satisfied with the landline service and we are keeping it. although everyone in the house has his cellphone, we still find the need to call from/to the landline.
@EliteUser (3968)
• Australia
15 Sep 09
Hey, Yea well where I live, you can get an iPhone on a plan where you pay about $69 per month and in turn you get $400 worth of credit to use each month. If I would have a plan like that, I also wouldn't want to have a land line either. Make sure you have a good day, Happy Lotting!!
• Philippines
12 Sep 09
we still have our landline. we are not getting rid of it because we have the dsl connection at home and it uses the landline. we also use our cellphones for unlimited calls between each other. we are subscribed to the same network for practicality.
@killersss (638)
• India
5 Sep 09
i am included in those people :) i don't have a landline at my place i mean i do have it but i don't use it. i have to have a landline because of the internet connection otherwise i don't use it at all. when my mobile is satisfying me with all the work why the heck i would require a landline. i can't take my landine outside the house, even i have a cordless landline but still i can't take it a few meters away from the set. this is one of the major limitation of the landlin phones.
@mastinet (467)
• India
3 Sep 09
Its a reality that most of the people have surrendered their landline phones and have replaced them with mobile phones. Mobile phones have several advantages over landline. Firstly we can take them wherever we go which is not possible with landline so many times we miss urgent calls. Secondly landlines are out of fashion and remain in unworking conditions many times and we have to search for lineman to make it functional every now and then.
@rlliam71 (34)
• United Arab Emirates
2 Sep 09
Economically, I do not approve of not a having a landline as it's always handy especially in making local calls. On the one hand, having only cell phones for some proves to be a more convenient way of communication and gives them a freedom of not having monthly or quarterly rental bills of land line usage. For me, it all depends on the user and on what type of work he or she is in. If you are a person like me who likes to stay & work from home, then you definitely need a land line.
@rosekiss (30256)
• Eugene, Oregon
2 Sep 09
I have alredy got rid of my landline, as I just didn't think I needed 2 phones. I got tired of all the telemarkers claling me all hours of the day, and in the most inoppourune time too. I do get wrong numbers on my cell phone, but not all that much. It sure does beat getting calls at all hours of the night, that is for sure. Now that I only use my cell, I tet as well as talk and I can also access mylot from t too, so when I am not at home, and can't get ot a computer, I can still come in here as I don't want tomiss one day of posting. Have a good day, and happy mylotting.