Do landline phones even exists anymore?

December 6, 2016 1:48pm CST
I kind of laugh when I saw one of the requirements for the psychic line that I singed up to work for they said you had to have a land line phone to take calls on. For you young ones out there that mean an old fashion phone that you have to plug into a phone jack in your home. I was really surprised and wondered if they even really exists anymore. Our apartment still has phone jacks but you can tell they've been painted over and I doubt if they even work anymore. I explain the situation to my supervisor and she said I could use something like with my cable provider or magic jack or something like that. So I called Xfinity (comcast) which is my cable provider and added a phone package to my service they was able to turn it on right away so that's good.
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@topffer (34609)
• France
6 Dec 16
I have also a landline with my TV/internet package. I have never given its number to anybody ; in my previous home, I had not even a phone connected to it.
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6 Dec 16
I like the idea of having everything on one bill like that. I didnt want to have to deal with using another provider.
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@topffer (34609)
• France
6 Dec 16
@AutumnSnow It is not bad. All our providers are offering these TV/internet/phone packages. I asked in the past to remove the phone, and I was said that it was impossible, because it was in all their packages. Calls to other landlines in France and a few foreign countries are free, and I have finally connected a phone.
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6 Dec 16
@topffer That's good yeah my husband was always on me to get a phone with him being gone for work as much as he is and since this is for a job I guess I will give in,lol. When I told him he good about time, lol.
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@marguicha (97282)
• Chile
6 Dec 16
I have a landline phone that I use more than the cellphone. It comes in a combo with the cable TV and internet so I would not pay less if I returned it. The calls I make to other parts of the country with that phone are free of charge so I can do "phone visits" without the hearing problems of whatsapp.
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7 Dec 16
That's what I liked about doing the bundle package like that. I like to try an keep as few as bills as possible. Makes it easier to remember to pay them all,lol.
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@marguicha (97282)
• Chile
7 Dec 16
@AutumnSnow My Bank pays most of my bills. I only pay taxes and the like by my own as I donĀ“t completly trust Banks.
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@louievill (18922)
• Philippines
6 Dec 16
Our landline comes bundled with our internet connection, people using it are getting fewer but they still do exist
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6 Dec 16
Yeah that is very true.
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@louievill (18922)
• Philippines
6 Dec 16
@AutumnSnow I even need to teach my children how to answer and speak in a line courteously
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@valmnz (12756)
• New Zealand
6 Dec 16
Yes, here in New Zealand many homes still have landlines and businesses certainly do. We do.
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7 Dec 16
When I thought about this post I wondered and I guess assumed that most other countries would probably still use landline. I can see why businesses would.
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• United States
6 Dec 16
Yes land lines do exist, I have one AND I am wondering what great psychic ability do you possess in order to work for a psychic hotline @AutumnSnow ?
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6 Dec 16
It varies depending on who you work for. Some are looking for specific abilities others it can be a wide range. Im a tarot reader and I have clairvoyant and clairaudient abilities as well.
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• United States
6 Dec 16
@AutumnSnow well then very nice to meet you as I have been officially designated as having clairvoyance and self-healing under my psychic belt and it is awesome . . . most of the time
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6 Dec 16
@enlightenedpsych2 it's nice to meet you too. Nice to meet someone of a kindered spirit.
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@akalinus (17419)
• United States
6 Dec 16
We have a landline that is bundled in with the internet. I have thought of getting rid of it because we just get junk calls all day, every day. We have better cell phones that work in the house now. We had to go out to talk on the old ones.
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7 Dec 16
My husband has a cell phone because it's a requirement for his job. I don't really talk to anyone so I never thought about it before but since it's for a job I'll do it.
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@akalinus (17419)
• United States
7 Dec 16
@AutumnSnow I have kids in another state and a best friend so we often end up talking on the landline.
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@ramapo17 (24537)
• Melbourne, Florida
8 Dec 16
@akalinus I like the landlines better as I can put it under my chin and do things that require my hands. I cannot keep my cell phone under my chin. I get very frustrated.
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• United States
6 Dec 16
I still have a landline in my home
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7 Dec 16
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@marlina (74866)
• Canada
6 Dec 16
We still have a landline .
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7 Dec 16
I guess landlines are more widely used that I thought.
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@sharon6345 (130900)
• United States
7 Dec 16
I have magic jack but it sucks so I won't renew next month.
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7 Dec 16
I thought about magic jack but when I found out it wouldnt cost that much more to add it to my cable/internet package I decided to go that route.
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@sharon6345 (130900)
• United States
7 Dec 16
@AutumnSnow Yes but magic jack is one fee and your cable is every month.
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@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
7 Dec 16
I have no idea about your place. However, in India land line phones exist and many people use it. Land line phones are better than mobile phones because voice quality is always better on landline phones. We have two landlines phones.
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7 Dec 16
Im sure in some areas landlines are probably better
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@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
8 Dec 16
@AutumnSnow My experience says that landlines phones are better than mobile phones in terms of connectivity and voice quality.
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• Pamplona, Spain
6 Dec 16
We have a landline and could not be without it really. As for phone packages I told them to forget it after the first and the second one did not ever work at all. So that was the end of that. Hope your job goes good for you.
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7 Dec 16
Thank you I worked a psychic line a long time ago but too many distractions got in the way because my children were young now. Hopefully now it should be better that their a lot older and they know when mom's on the phone be quiet. lol
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• Pamplona, Spain
7 Dec 16
@AutumnSnow Really hard sometimes when you have small children to be able to work like that. I worked at home for a time and I had to work harderr to find them things to play with whilst I could work tool
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• Peoria, Arizona
6 Dec 16
Well that was an easy fix for you haha Most places still have phone jacks, but phone services get so expensive that it is just easy to have a cellphone. But most things like psychic lines happen so they don't actually call your personal number, that would be creepy.
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7 Dec 16
Yeah Im glad too because I was worried that I wouldnt be able to work. In fact I start tonight. Yeah they set up it somehow so that the client your talking to never knows your personal number which Im glad.
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• Peoria, Arizona
8 Dec 16
@AutumnSnow That's pretty exciting. I hope you enjoyed your first night!
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@Marty1 (34809)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
6 Dec 16
@autumnsnow I have a cell phone but seldom use it as it is for emergencies. Thank you for reminding me to plug it in as a storm system is headed my way and the electricity may go out so that I will need it. IN fact, only two people who know me know my cell phone number! I use landlines as my regular phone, and I use Xfinity (Comcast, also!)
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7 Dec 16
Stay safe and Im glad I reminded you.
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@Marty1 (34809)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
7 Dec 16
@AutumnSnow Thank you, nice and safe today even had some sunshine early this morning! Not supposed to be really dangerous cold until Friday.
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@Happy2BeMe (75123)
• Canada
6 Dec 16
I have a landline!
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6 Dec 16
I can remeber those corded phones that you couldn move around. I remember trying to be miss smart pants and getting and an extra long cord that went into the jack so I could go into my bedroom and my mom throwing the phone across the room you could hear it dinging all away across.
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@Happy2BeMe (75123)
• Canada
6 Dec 16
@AutumnSnow lmao! Those were the day!!
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@EddieHands (37823)
• United States
7 Dec 16
They do but I mostly only use mine to get our dsl to work and just to talk locally. I guess cell ;-) photos phones are the new thing now. I remember talking to friends on land line. Way before cell oh phone knew phones were in everyone's hands.
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7 Dec 16
So do I. I remember the phone company Indiana Bell my grandmother was an operator there till they closed.
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@nanette64 (17697)
• Fairfield, Texas
7 Dec 16
I have a land line that I use 100% of the time @AutumnSnow . The only time I ever use a cell phone is if I'm going to drive any distance and would use it for an emergency.
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7 Dec 16
It's good to have something for emergencies especially when your away from home. Im sure once I get my car my husband is going to start in about me having a cell phone next.
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@dodo19 (33051)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
7 Dec 16
Although we do have a landline, we don't really use it. My husband and I use our cellphones more. It's the numbers we give, as it's the easiest way to reach us. Honestly, I do think that landlines are becoming extinct. I don't think many people use them much any more.
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7 Dec 16
I think so too I notice a lot of landlines come in the form of internet/broadband type of thing not the traditonal old fashioned landlines like they use to be.
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@Jackalyn (6651)
• Oxford, England
7 Dec 16
I have a landline. It was part of the offer for Broadband and rarely used.
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7 Dec 16
I had it added to our cable/internet package it didnt change the price that much so that was cool.
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@JudyEv (126246)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Dec 16
Here in Australia we only use a landline. While we have a mobile phone, the reception isn't always good. I think there are many who would be like us and have both. Landlines are alive and well here.
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7 Dec 16
Im sure in some places it's probably better to use a landline. Even here in the United States there are times when my husbands cell phone will cut out at times.
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@youless (92269)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Dec 16
The landline phone still exists at my home I accept that today we don't use it often because we all have our mobile phones. However, the elders still prefer to use the landline phone rather than the mobile phone. Perhaps the charge is cheaper. And besides we have an ADSL at home, we still need to have the landline.
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7 Dec 16
Sometimes you can get deals and the landlines are cheaper. I've never had any use for a phone till I got this job. I was able to add it to my cable/internet package and it didnt raise my bill that much more.
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