do you stil have a home phone/ landline phone?

Philippines
May 27, 2011 4:52am CST
Since all family members has their own mobile phone, we already stopped our subscription in landline phone few years ago. No one uses it anyway, and we don't receive calls as well from that phone. In this "mobile" world, do you still have a home phone? Do you think it still benefiting you?
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18 responses
@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
27 May 11
I had a cell phone for about a month and realized I couldn't afford it. I have digital cable and the deal I have I have to keep all services or lose the great deal I got. I have always had a landline. Infact my granddaughter got us a wireless phone set up for Christmas and I had to remember that I could actually get up and move around, even go outside with this new thing. I have great reception and love the land line. It would take an awfully good deal for me to go cell.
@GardenGerty (99192)
• United States
27 May 11
I am with you on this. My services are bundled. We do use cordless phones and get good reception. This just works for us.
@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
27 May 11
I like my cable situation.
@Anitismo (229)
• Bahamas
27 May 11
I rather the land phone line than the cell because of the monthly fees.
• Philippines
30 May 11
Oh, so the monthly fees for land line phone there is cheaper? don't you have prepaid cellular phones?
@Anitismo (229)
• Bahamas
30 May 11
land phone is 30.00 a month rental fees. I don't have to pay for each call going out or coming in. and my prepaid cell phone is 30 cents a min for calls and 5 cents for text. I rather use the land line for my calls.
@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
27 May 11
Yes, I still have a landline phone at home and I think it is necessary. As even if I just pick up the call, it still charges me. But it can be free if I pick up a landline phone. Besides, we have ADSL as the internet connection and we must have a landline phone so that we can have this service. I love China
• Philippines
30 May 11
oh i see. good thing our internet connection does not require a home phone so we're saving a little from that.
@gelayagui98 (1337)
• Australia
27 May 11
Hi jasmin, although all of us have our own mobile phones, we are still maintaining our landline phone for internet and at the same time we are using the line for majic jack to call our family and relatives abroad.
• Philippines
30 May 11
Oh really, i didn't know that you need a landline for the majic jack. We don;t have majic jack, we only use skype and ym in communicating with my families and relatives abroad.
@sweet_pea (3326)
• Philippines
16 Jun 11
We don't have one. I think it is more convenient to have cellphones as you can contact the person wherever he is. Having a landline would just be another unnecessary cost for my family.
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
3 Jun 11
Hi! We still have a landline. Although all of us have mobile phones, the landline is still useful to us. Mother sometimes calls thru the landline when she's away because she doesn't know who to call on their mobile. So it's like the landline is our house's own contact number and anyone can answer. My relatives abroad especially my sister also calls us thru our landline. It's cheaper. Also, our landline comes with an unlimited internet connection so it's definitely useful. Cheers.
@lady1993 (17423)
• Philippines
1 Jun 11
Yes, we still have a landline phone since sometimes our relatives use it to contact us. And we also have dsl connection, so we need the phone. But I d not think it benefits us that much sine it's not that often people call us.
@dodo19 (32867)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
29 May 11
Yes, we do still use a land phone. We did have cellphones as well, but we didn't really use them. So we simply got rid of them, and decided to simply use a land phone. It just seemed easier that way.
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
28 May 11
I will not part with my land-line even though I do not use it much for local calls. I keep it because for €10 a month I can make unlimited calls abroad (to most countries) and therefore I use it almost every day to call my sister in US and friends and family in UK. I cannot get a deal like that with the mobile companies for international calls.
@mrgpk63 (444)
• United States
28 May 11
No that isn't True as many People do have their Analog Corded Phones. Cell Phones still are Costly and it is much Cheaper to use a Local Land Line Service Provider. Yeas I still for My Corded Phone and No Cell Phone
• Philippines
28 May 11
Last year I used to have one at my apartment, because the Internet service I got comes with a landline package. when that expired i switched to wimax so now no more landlines for me :) just cellphone which i use only for texting.... :)
@thepank (202)
• India
28 May 11
Hi Jasmin_niza, i'm still using my Landline phone.. its the best thing u know.. it actually provide a base to ur address.. like many new cellular companies are entering the market now-a-days and each and every one is providing offers better then the others.. so its really hard to stick with one service provider, which sometime make it difficult to keep in touch with every one but on the other hand Landline provide a rigid contact option which make it possible to be in contact with ur near and dear ones.. even they are cost efficient and with the introduction of wierless landline services, the cons like immobility in case of landline are rectified:)
@dong88 (796)
• China
28 May 11
Ha ha,I buy birdal chamber in five years ago,in the home is not installed fixed telephone.That is to say,this years my home is no fixed telephone.Indeed,every one of us has a mobile phone,for someone or handle affairs is very convenient.However,as the company of words,fixed telephone is a must.
@watergirl (569)
• Philippines
28 May 11
I'm also faced with this dilemma. I've had a landline for ages but with the advent of cellphones, the landline usage became less and less. for one, nobody uses the landline at home since we all go to work and school. Most of the time, we use cellphones and internet to communicate.
@Metatronik (5911)
• Pasay, Philippines
28 May 11
In our case we are still using the landline. It is still useful because here in our country calling in mobile phone is expensive that is why we need the landline in order for us to talk to a person in long hours. Sometimes it is inconvenient to talk using mobile phone because of the signal that is being choppy.
@slothgurl (573)
• Enumclaw, Washington
28 May 11
I still have my landline, and probably always will. I have had cell phones in the past, but got rid of them. I just don't like being that accessible.
@GardenGerty (99192)
• United States
27 May 11
I hold on to my landline phone, it is bundled in with my internet service, and as old as I am with the same number over thirty six years, it is part of my identity. We do not use the cell phones as much.
@KrauseHome (35035)
• United States
27 May 11
Personally we never used to have a phone at home. We did get one now that is included with our Cable, and hooked up thru the cable. We got this one so that since I also run a small Business from my house I would be able to use my Credit Card as well. But for most people I think they have resorted to just Cell phones to not have 2 different bills as well.