Do you still have a land line phone?

@lacieice (2065)
United States
July 8, 2010 12:15pm CST
Several years ago, everyone had a land line phone. I know I did. Then I went to a voip (voice over internet) phone, and now I have a cell phone. I no longer have a land line phone or a voip phone. It seemed like a waste of money when a cell phone does the job. It's easy to pick it up and put it in your pocket when you go out, and you never miss a call. I know cell phones are more expensive than a land line phone, but if you have a cell, I see no reason to have a land line phone and pay for both. What do you think?
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@Boyetski (989)
• Philippines
8 Jul 10
Well in my part of the globe. Cellphone's can be expensive vs the land line. If I pay 700php a month for a land line and call from it and stay talking for 1 month considering im calling a local call. In my cellphone doing it will cost me around 280,800 php. While in a landline to landline call it will only cost me 700php. So yeah I vote land line hehehehe
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@lacieice (2065)
• United States
8 Jul 10
Hi boyetski...thanks for responding I think cell phones are expensive everywhere. Right now, I have a prepaid one...I buy the minutes as I need them..no contract...so it's pretty inexpensive for me. Of course, I keep my contacts short, but that's ok. I just found that, in my circumsance, I only need one phone, so goodbye land line.
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@Boyetski (989)
• Philippines
9 Jul 10
Well if your always on the go, I think cellphone is best for you. But here in our country, some tele commucnication companies developed a wireless land line that act like a land line but in cellphone form. So we basically paying for our land line and the calls are the same with ah land line. Hmm I hope you wont get confused with that statement hehehe
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
10 Jul 10
Well, maybe a little confused. I'm just beginning to hear about this wireless land line. Sounds very interesting.
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@Memnon (2173)
8 Jul 10
My partner still insists on a land line, so that her son can ring us rather than pay more expensive across network rates. It seems a waste to me. I suppose that will still be the case as long as people still use pay as you go mobiles.
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
8 Jul 10
Hi memnon...thanks for your comment I am one of those pay as you go mobile people lol. I can see having a land line if there are children in the house. They need to have outside contact, especially in case of emergency.
@Memnon (2173)
8 Jul 10
He's 27, in the Army- should have explained that! My partner recently stopped her pay as you go, since she found that she spent nearly as much on that, for fewer minutes than she could get on a new contract. Many newer contract phones have a large number of any network minutes. That's good with mobile to mobile, but for you guys with pay as you go, that must make you cautious about phoning networks other than your own.
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
8 Jul 10
I wuld love to have a phone where I don't feel guilty about using the mihues, but I simply can't afford one. Even a criket, for $30 a month is beyond what I can pay. It sucks to be poor.
@attente (987)
• Philippines
8 Jul 10
Same here, we don't have a landline phone already. I don't think it still needed since all of the family members already have cellular phones. And you can talk over the phone at the same time. I used to wait for a family member to hang up the phone so that I can use the phone. Cellular phone is more expensive though. I'm not familiar with voip.. hehe. :)
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@lacieice (2065)
• United States
8 Jul 10
Hi attente Thanks for coming in That's kinda the point I was making...almost everyone has a cell anymore. A voip phone works over the internet. Some companies charge about $25 a month for about 500 anytime, anywhere minutes in the US. Only problem is, if the power or your internet go out, so does your phone.
@attente (987)
• Philippines
8 Jul 10
Ohh. is calling through skype (computer to phone) one of the voip services? So ignorant to that thing. Yes, I agree with you. A whole day without current, since we have that here in our country, would mean a whole day without a phone when you use voip.. tsssss.
• Philippines
9 Jul 10
We all have cellphones now, but we still have a landline at home. But we're thinking about switching to a portable landline, which is basically a cellphone with landline service. It's much more economical than our landline, and the portability is an added convenience!
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@lacieice (2065)
• United States
9 Jul 10
Hi goldenkagi There is just me and my husband here, and he hates any phone, so we have just one cell and no landline. Plus the computer of course, which givee access to AIM to talt to my friends and family. Thanks for commenting.
• Philippines
9 Jul 10
its been a long time that we have a landline phone . . we are just using cellular phone post paid , its quite pay less than land line plan . .
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@lacieice (2065)
• United States
9 Jul 10
Hi rhainosar Thanks for commenting. You sould like my family..we do the same thing.
@essaadam (36)
• United States
8 Jul 10
landline phone are still used by many people in third world countries duh.cellphone is the most used voice communication method because it is esasy to use and u can carry it with you.voip calling is also becoming very popular because the prices are cheap and many websites offer free minutes .i have a staleelite phone that io got for christmas it is very kool and i also like the new portable direct tv by direct tv it is really sool
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
8 Jul 10
hello essaadam thanks for commenting Sounds like you're totally up on the new technologies. Have fun with your kool phone
@dsrp82 (678)
• Brazil
8 Jul 10
Yes I have, here in brazil cellphones are too expensive.
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@lacieice (2065)
• United States
8 Jul 10
sdrp, Hello. Thanks for responding I was wondering if they were expensive in other countries. They are expensive here in the US, too
@cedythra (196)
• Finland
8 Jul 10
i never had land line. i think i was something like 12-14 yo when i got my first cell. have been using cells ever since. never used voip either.
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@lacieice (2065)
• United States
8 Jul 10
Welcome cedythra...thanks for commenting Boy...this younger generation. I guess I'm really getting old :)
@1anurag1 (3580)
• India
8 Jul 10
I have a landline connection. There are some reasons like they tells the stability of the person. In my country landline calls are a bit higher then cell phones. Even cell phones are too cheap and in my home more cell phones then the family members. But we have the landline number too. And also the broadband service provider is the landline operator also.
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@lacieice (2065)
• United States
8 Jul 10
Hello 1anurag1...thanks for commenting I don't think the type of phone you have has any social connatations in the US, unless you wanna see who has the latest models. I wish cell phone were cheap here. They definitely are not.
@anne25penn (3310)
• Philippines
9 Jul 10
I still have a landline phone because a lot of businesses here are still dependent on landline phones. Also, cellphone calls are costly here in my country so a lot of people still use the landline to make calls.
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
9 Jul 10
Hi anne...thanks for replying That makes sense, particulary if you do a lot of business by phone.
@sagar21 (1583)
• India
9 Jul 10
esp the landline is like a landmark for our institution
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
9 Jul 10
Hi, lacieice. Well, I have an phone through my cable line. It is an digital phone. I have also a prepaid phone that I use only when I am out. I will add minutes to my phone every other month or so. I hardly ever use it though. So, it does not cause me a whole lot of money to add minutes to this cell phone. But for a person that is paying for an landline phone and a contract cell phone, this can become very expensive to have, I will admit.
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
9 Jul 10
I meant cost, not cause.
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
9 Jul 10
Hi cream welcome... When I got rid of my landline, I also got rid of my phones. So, now, if I wanted to go back, I would have to get a phone, and I really don't need 2 phones, so I will continue to use my pay as you go and talk quick[
@jennbart (1332)
• Philippines
9 Jul 10
We used to have a line for landline. But my mom had it cut because we all have our cellphones. We pay very expensive monthly charges for it that we hardly even use! So she had it cut and just bought a landline sim that we used for another cellphone unit and bring with us when we are out. :)
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
9 Jul 10
Hi jennbart, nice to see you Good thinking on mom's part...every penny counts nowadays.
@jennbart (1332)
• Philippines
12 Jul 10
update!! My mom is having problems with her prepaid landline so, I think she wants our line landline back! but we might be getting a line that already include some broadband and wifi router that goes with the plan. :)
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
9 Jul 10
We don't have a land line for 2 and half year now..My husband and I have our cell phone and it isn't practical anymore to continue having a land line phone.
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
9 Jul 10
Hi checapricorn I totally agree. If you don't need it for some other reason, why pay for it? Thanks for your reply
@jkar1234 (147)
• India
9 Jul 10
When i was young we used to have a landline but now everyone in family has got their own cell phone and the old friend(landline) is not needed any more. I find my cellphone quite disturbing but it is necessary. Today life is very fast and gadgets like cell phone are a necessity. Moreover cell phone are easy to carry and i can listen music while i am travelling.
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
9 Jul 10
Hi jkar That seems to be the way a lot of folks feel...thanks for commenting.
• India
9 Jul 10
yes now a days its becoming a status symbol if you own one, hence i have still kept it
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
9 Jul 10
Hello misstridreye... A status symbol? I never heard that before. thanks for the info
• India
9 Jul 10
Yes i still have a landline phone,i use a unlimited calling plan in it......
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
9 Jul 10
Hi gunjandubey...unlimited calling is good...thanks
• Philippines
9 Jul 10
Yes, sadly I do. My internet connection is currently dsl and eventhough i don't want to have a telephone or landline i still need to have one. Comes with the package why did you ask? Do you have the same problem?
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
9 Jul 10
hello fakeangst. Thanks for replying. No, I no longer have a landline. My daughter has a phone in a bundled package. She never uses it, but when she tried to cancel it, she was unable to, so she is paying for nothing.
• Philippines
9 Jul 10
We have a landline which is bundled with our DSL subcsription so it doesn't cost much. Besides, my parents still prefer using landline over cellphone. :-)
• Philippines
9 Jul 10
We still have a landline phone which is bundled with our DSL subscription so it doesn't cost much. Besides, my parents prefer using landline than cellphone. :-)
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
9 Jul 10
hello oo0kulasa0oo Thanks for replying. A lot of people have the bundled packages, and some people don't like new things, so they stay with what is familiar.
• Vietnam
9 Jul 10
Some people maybe still have a land line. But not me. I think cellphone is very important and convenience. So I dont have any trouble when I use it. Science is more develop. Maybe we will have a phone in the air
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
9 Jul 10
Hi llala...thanks for coming in. It seems a lot of people outside the US still have landlines, but I line the convenience of a cell, too