Do you have a landline/home telephone or just a mobile phone?

@jugsjugs (13046)
October 27, 2009 12:11pm CST
I have both,some of my friends only have a mobile phone as they think it is another bill they will have to pay.I tend to use my mobile for my texting and to phone mobile telephones,where as i use my landline for internet as well as to ring other landline numbers.What about you?
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@doormouse (4619)
27 Oct 09
i've got mobile and landline,coz it's cheaper for me to do it that way,me and my boyfriend ring a lot of 0845 numbers for helplines and stuff,which we use the landline for coz it's cheaper than a mobile
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28 Oct 09
Sure it is. And due to the fact that the use of mobile phones is very rampant nowadays, I believe most landline providers are now offering a much more low-cost fees in order to sustain their business.
@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
27 Oct 09
We have both. When my husband was home, I thought it might be easier just to cancel our landline, and go with the cell phone. However, the reception out here is not the best, so we'd lose the signal sometimes. Now that my husband is working, we definitely need the cell phones, and the landline. I think I'm talking myself in circiels. lol
@jaiho2009 (39079)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
I am using a landline phone before with my internet,but due to slow connection,i had my landline disconnected and changed my internet connection with wireless broadband too. I don't think it is wiser for me to keep my landline phone when i had my mobile and internet connection.
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@ckyera (17262)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
we also have both... we need the landline phone for my husband's work, and we don't have a problem for telephone bill coz their office pay for it... we use our mobile phones for personal purposes...
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@Chey1970 (1193)
• United States
27 Oct 09
I have both a land line and a mobile. I much prefer my land line. I only have the mobile for my car and use it only for emergencies. Now my son on the other hand, his mobile is his life line.
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@jen20ixm (165)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
My family member, like my 3 brother and me owned atleast 1-2 mobile phone each, while my mother own one mobile phone, we do have two landlines, one is for family use and also for internet connection, while the other landline is for business purposes. mobile phones here doesnt really cost that much so, were allowed to have as many as we can as long as we pay our bills in time and my mother would not intrudes us for having so many. landline, we use 2 landline, because we still believed that personal calls and business should not mixed up. happy my lotting!
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@minx267 (11219)
• Hartford, Connecticut
27 Oct 09
I have both. My cell is prepaid. so I use it only if I am out and about or for some reason I didn't answer my home phone.. which happens a lot lately. I use the thing so infrequently - I totally ignore it when it rings. because it is always someone wanting to sell me something or someone trying to collect something. But I do a bit of text with my cell and that is pretty cheap. Mainly I keep my home phone around for home emergencies.
• United States
27 Oct 09
We are definately a cell phone family. 2 adults and 3 teenagers. Our family plan is very conservative and I have to stay on top of the usage constantly. However, with the conveinance it's far more cost effecient than having a land line. We have a land line, however, it is for data only (internet) or "dry loop", which means we can't plug our phone into it and use it. We have DSL for internet through our phone company which is far cheaper and IMO works just as well as an other high speed ISP. We save about $100 per month going this route.
• United States
27 Oct 09
I have a land line as well as a mobile phone but my land line is used the most out of the two of them. I just got a cell phone about a year ago but it is just a tracfone and the only reason I got it is so that I have it in case of emergencies. There are only a few people that even have the number and I have only used it a handful of times. Our internet is through our cable so our land line phone is only used as a land line phone. I know quite a few people that have just mobile phones and that is the only way you can get ahold of them, I think it is somewhat foolish because half of the time especially when you really need to you can't get a hold then and if you can it is usually all full of static or you get disconnected to often, to me that it not worth the amount you pay for them.
@jugsjugs (13046)
16 Dec 09
I always have my mobile turned on,but sometimes forget to take it out with me only to wish that i had my mobile with me.My mobile is also prepaid as that way i know that i will not get a bill for that.My home phone provider gives me free internet so that saves a bit of money,i also have anytime calls that are included in my monthly payment so it allows me free calls to local numbers anytime of the day.
• United States
16 Dec 09
That is the way with our landline, it is cheaper for us to have a landline, internet and cable all in one that to have two but not the landline phone plus it gives us free long distance anytime which I really like...
• United States
23 Dec 09
I used to have a land line, but in this economic climate, I had to cut back on a few things. The first thing to go was my land line. I have cable internet, so having it wasn't necessary. My family has a cell phone family plan, and they're quite generous with my minutes and texts, so I never feel the need to expand my usage limit. I do believe that having a land line is important though. I remember reading somewhere that during 9/11, a majority of the cell phone towers lost power, so the only way to contact someone was through a land line. Perhaps I'll reinstate my land line once my other bills have stopped piling up on me. :]
@jugsjugs (13046)
24 Dec 09
I am like you i have found it hard also what with all the rises in all of the bills it is very hard to keep up as well as do all the normal things that also cost.I have to have both a landline as well as a mobile phone as i have children that are ill and i may need to get help to them,i need to ensure i have a phone that works all the time.
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
15 Dec 09
Hi, jugsjugs. I have a landline phone through Time Warner Cable. It is a digital phone because I am able to access the Internet via Roadrunner. I also have a prepaid mobile phone but it is not turned on. My husband has his prepaid phone too. But his is currently on.
@jugsjugs (13046)
16 Dec 09
I always have my mobile turned on,but sometimes forget to take it out with me only to wish that i had my mobile with me.My mobile is also prepaid as that way i know that i will not get a bill for that.My home phone provider gives me free internet so that saves a bit of money,i also have anytime calls that are included in my monthly payment so it allows me free calls to local numbers anytime of the day.
@mkings (289)
• Germany
14 Dec 09
I do not have a landline and I use my mobile phone and the internet to make calls.I do not think that have a mobile phone and a landline is and addition of bills since each has its function.The mobile is just mobility while that landline is meant for the house.
@jugsjugs (13046)
24 Dec 09
I need to have both as i have children and two of them sometimes require instant help and i need to be sure that the other person on the end of the phone can hear me as well as i can hear them.
@dragon54u (31340)
• United States
28 Oct 09
I have both. When my mother stays with me she brings a personal alarm unit that needs a landline. The cost of disconnecting and reconnecting the line once a year keeps me from canceling it. Besides, what if the cell towers go down? And if I start using my cell phone for everything, I'll be flooded with sales calls which will waste my minutes. I just feel better with both kinds of phone.
@jugsjugs (13046)
16 Dec 09
I always have my mobile turned on,but sometimes forget to take it out with me only to wish that i had my mobile with me.My mobile is also prepaid as that way i know that i will not get a bill for that.My home phone provider gives me free internet so that saves a bit of money,i also have anytime calls that are included in my monthly payment so it allows me free calls to local numbers anytime of the day.
• United States
28 Oct 09
I only have a mobile phone. I don't need a landline. I consider it another bill to pay when I've already got too many as it is. I'd rather just keep my cellphone because it goes with me. I don't have to worry about missed phone calls. They can call me at any time and leave me a message. Then I can get the message later and not have to worry much about what I've missed.
@jugsjugs (13046)
16 Dec 09
I always have my mobile turned on,but sometimes forget to take it out with me only to wish that i had my mobile with me.My mobile is also prepaid as that way i know that i will not get a bill for that.My home phone provider gives me free internet so that saves a bit of money,i also have anytime calls that are included in my monthly payment so it allows me free calls to local numbers anytime of the day.
@dorannmwin (36697)
• United States
27 Oct 09
I only have the cell phone. I've had my cell phone number since before I was in college and I never used the dorm phone, but would instead give my cell phone number as my phone number. That as 11 years ago and I still have the same number. Before my husband and I moved into our house, I saw that the landline phone that my mother had was rarely used so it was at that point that I decided that we really didn't need to have a landline in our home. It's not been any trouble at all except for the times when I am away from home and someone calls for my husband.
@jugsjugs (13046)
16 Dec 09
I always have my mobile turned on,but sometimes forget to take it out with me only to wish that i had my mobile with me.My mobile is also prepaid as that way i know that i will not get a bill for that.My home phone provider gives me free internet so that saves a bit of money,i also have anytime calls that are included in my monthly payment so it allows me free calls to local numbers anytime of the day.
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
Just a mobile phone here. I still don't have anyone else to contact using a landline phone. Most people I know are kind of like me, on the go. May it be outside the house, inside the bathroom, I always have my mobile phone with me. Why? First, my parents kind of freak out when I am out of reach. I was once the black sheep of the family, so I understand they simply need to assure themselves. I am usually home, but almost always busy online (I am a freelance writer), and it has been a practice of them, eve my aunts, to constantly check on me (I have ulcer and I tend to forget to eat, that's why). I also use my mobile phone for internet sometimes. I don't like missing calls, so yes even when I'm inside the bathroom I have my phone with me. Some of my friends and family think its funny, but I just don't feel secure without it. However, I'm already thinking about getting a landline phone. Connection is always secured unless it is indeed cut off.
@jugsjugs (13046)
16 Dec 09
I always have my mobile turned on,but sometimes forget to take it out with me only to wish that i had my mobile with me.My mobile is also prepaid as that way i know that i will not get a bill for that.My home phone provider gives me free internet so that saves a bit of money,i also have anytime calls that are included in my monthly payment so it allows me free calls to local numbers anytime of the day.
@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
27 Oct 09
I have both. In addition to telephone, the landline is how I get my internet connection. The cell phone is useful for when I have an emergency or whatever, but I'm not duct taped to the thing.
@jugsjugs (13046)
16 Dec 09
I always have my mobile turned on,but sometimes forget to take it out with me only to wish that i had my mobile with me.My mobile is also prepaid as that way i know that i will not get a bill for that.My home phone provider gives me free internet so that saves a bit of money,i also have anytime calls that are included in my monthly payment so it allows me free calls to local numbers anytime of the day.
@drannhh (15002)
• United States
27 Oct 09
I have VOIP and mobile, having fired the overpriced under serviced landline company about 5 years ago. I got SO tired of all their rules and incessantly high fees. My VOIP gives me awesome service and features for only $14/mo with unlimited free calling nationwide--it is probably not that cheap for new subscribers, but I got in early and kept the price-break. The only issue is when the power is down, then I have to use mobile but that is OK as I love my smart phone.
@jugsjugs (13046)
16 Dec 09
I always have my mobile turned on,but sometimes forget to take it out with me only to wish that i had my mobile with me.My mobile is also prepaid as that way i know that i will not get a bill for that.My home phone provider gives me free internet so that saves a bit of money,i also have anytime calls that are included in my monthly payment so it allows me free calls to local numbers anytime of the day.
• India
21 Feb 10
ya we have both a landline and a mobile phone . first we bought a landline when i was a about 10 . in those days i will rush towards the phone when i hear a ring . after i joined the college i bought a mobile phone . everyone in my house has a mobile phone and their is a common landline too .
• United States
14 Dec 09
I have both a landline and a cellular number. Though having both can get pricey. But I need a phone line to run my internet as I don't have paid tv wich would be my other option for internet service.