How many of you still have a land line phone?

@kaysue4 (951)
United States
May 11, 2008 4:34pm CST
I took mine out of my house YEARS ago. I had some wiring issues and they wanted to charge me $75 to fix the lines in the house. I told them no thanks and just stick to the cell phone now. We are not home enough to even need one here. I also have a phone that connects to the computer if they need to use a phone and I am not home. So, do you still have a regular land line phone?
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• United States
11 May 08
I have a land line at the moment and I'm starting to see myself in the same situation. About the only time that it gets used is if someone can't reach me on my cell phone for various reasons. Which isn't often. Other than that I just have to deal with telemarketers. I'm really considering getting rid of the phone service as soon as my contract length is up which is in July. Also another thing to think about (if you absolutely wanted a home phone) My mom has just gotten a MagicJak. It is a pretty neat thing. It connects to your computer and uses your internet. It costs like 20 bucks a year or you can get 5 years for 50 dollars I think. It works pretty good, the only thing is we live in North Carolina and they don't have any NC area codes yet so when she calls it is from a Virginia area code. But I just call her on my cell phone where long distance is free.
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• United States
12 May 08
Yeah it is a neat thing to have. But like you said, if my mom's internet goes out then so does her phone. But you still can't beat the price.
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@Adelida2233 (1008)
• United States
11 May 08
I haven't had a cell phone in years either. In fact, the last time I had a house phone was 2001. That lasted about 2 months until I realized that I was never home enough to warrant it. That, and when I was at home, I wanted it to be quiet and not have sales calls. Everyone that I wanted to talk to had my cell phone. If I really need to call someone and my cell phone doesn't work for whatever reason, I can use a pay phone in the VERY off chance that I would need to call them. In case of emergency, my whole family is cops, so they would all be called in to work(conveniently all at the same headquarters), so I could reach them there.
@kaysue4 (951)
• United States
11 May 08
WOW, a payphone! I don't have one of those close by me at all. I think they have done away with most of them in my area.
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@dandj929 (424)
• United States
11 May 08
Payphones are but a distant memory in my town :(
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• Atlantic City, New Jersey
12 May 08
I do still have a regular land line phone as well as a cell phone. Being the conspriray theorists that I am...I have to have a phone attached to the wall in case we fall under an attack where all signal is lost and there is no use of cell phones. Power outages also call for the use of corded land line phones- so that is another reason I still keep one. Matter of fact I actually have two land lines at my home ;)
@kaysue4 (951)
• United States
12 May 08
I had never thought about any of that, attacks and the lines go down. But, us being so poor, things wouldn't change too much at our house. Cut down trees, make a fire, cook the food keep warm. I would have to get a hand pump to get the water out of the well though.
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@dandj929 (424)
• United States
11 May 08
We do not have a land line in our house. We both have cell phones and don't find the need to pay for a land line. Land lines aren't cheap! We get free long distance calling with our cell phones, which is a great deal. It seems more and more people are getting rid of their land lines. I think the phone company need to lower their phone rates or everyone will be just opting to use their cell phones as their home phone. I've also seen this device where you put your cell phone on a cradle at home and it sends your cell phone calls to a regular phone, even if you don't have a land line so you are talking on a regular larger cordless phone rather than you cell phone. They seem pretty cool.
@kaysue4 (951)
• United States
11 May 08
That does sound cool. My mom is on a limited income and she has very limited long distance and unlimited calling from her landline phone for under $15 a month. So if you are low income, have no need for call waiting, forwarding, and things like that, then it is a great deal for those also that have medical needs.
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@winterose (39898)
• Canada
13 May 08
Yes I still have a land phone, I do not want a cellphone, it is a waste of money for me. i rarely go out and the land phone is cheaper and good enough for me.
@jer31558 (3683)
• United States
12 May 08
We haven't had a land line phone in several years. We couldn't see having both when most calls were made on our cells.