Cell Phone Call/Land Line Long Distance Call

Telephone - Long Distance
@Chevee (5914)
United States
December 17, 2008 8:48am CST
Most people today own a cell phone and that is what they use for their long distance calling. Before the cell phone we had a long distance provider added to our regular land line phone in our home. And was charged for that call. Do you use your cell phone for long distance calling? Or do you still call long distance on your landline phone?
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@rusty2rusty (6760)
• Defiance, Ohio
21 Dec 08
I do not use a land line at all anymore. I use my cellphone as a house phone.As it is much cheaper that way. I get free unlimited long distance calling for a certain amount each month. I wish my cellphone carrier would branch out and open in other states.
• India
18 Dec 08
ya i do use my cellphone for long distance calls also
@jesbellaine (4155)
• Philippines
18 Dec 08
Hi There! It really depends. My auntie used to buy cheap cards so we can call long distance using our landline phones so we can contact our families or relatives in abroad… We still do that until now because there is cheaper VoIP cards until now that we use to call. However, my boyfriend is in Saudi and I prefer calling him through my cell phone since it’s much cheaper from here to Saudi. I guess it all depends which is cheaper.. hehhe. Happy Mylotting and Happy Mylotting! Cheers!
@thukio16 (254)
• Philippines
18 Dec 08
hi there! for me i still prefer land line in calling abroad, beacuse it ensure clear connections than cell phone can do. have a nice day!
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
18 Dec 08
I use my cell phone. My husband uses both his cell phone and our land line which is our business phone. We have a long-distance service on the business phone that allows us to make free calls to most of the eastern United States because that is where the majority of my husband's business clients are located. If they are anywhere else, he uses his cell phone.
@riyasam (16570)
• India
18 Dec 08
i use my cell phone,only in emergencies otherwise i use the land phones.i have a thinking that ,making a call via cell phone is more expensive than a land phone.my hubby tells me that is not true in many cases.
@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
18 Dec 08
Hi chevee~ I use my landline for long distance calling. I have a fixed rate from my carrier so that it is cheaper for me to use the landline for local and long distance calls. My phone, cable and internet are from the same provider. It is my cable company and all three services are connected for a certain amount. I researched the separate costs of the phone service, internet and cable tv and decided that having the three connected was the best way to go because they give a slight discount to their customers for having all 3 services. I only use my cell phone for emergencies or when I am out and have to contact someone. I have a prepaid cell phone. I put money on it as I need to. I can put $20 on it and it can last for 90 days if I don't use it too often. If I need more money I just put another $20 on it and then it will go into the next 90 days!
@lilcee (2703)
• United States
17 Dec 08
We do our long distance calling on our cell phones because it's free. We don't make very many long distance calls so we don't have it on our land line.
17 Dec 08
Hi Chevee, i don't make any long distance phone calls, not even on my landline and I only use my cell phone only when I am out and wants picking up by my hubby to take me home. Hugs. Tamara
@camomom (7535)
• United States
17 Dec 08
I don't even have a landline phone anymore because most of my calls are long distance. It's actually cheaper for me to use a cell then to pay per call. My mom is in Connecticut, my sister is in Maryland and my best friend is also in Maryland, I live in Pennsylvania. The majority of my calls are to them.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
17 Dec 08
We use either one, it doesn't matter which one because as you already know, we get free nights and weekends plus a number of free minutes that we can use and then being with Alltel, we have our circle of numbers we can call anytime we want. Our land phone now has a calling plan with the phone company so we can call long distance and it not cost us anything more than what we already pay.
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
17 Dec 08
We use our cell phone. Don't even have long distance on our house phone. The only real reason we even have a house phone in Internet. It is free for us to call almost everyone we know with the cell phone cause we are all with the same provider. Dosen't even use minutes.
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
17 Dec 08
When I do make a long distance call I usually use my cell phone. I do get 50 free minutes of long distance on my home phone. My daughter's phone provider gives them unlimited long distance. I would love to have that.
@howard96h (11643)
• New York, New York
17 Dec 08
I remember the days when we got charged per minute for making long distance calls from house phones, glad those days are over. I use either my cell or home phone (landline) for domestic long distance calls because I have free long distance on both phones. The only reason why I still keep the house phone is because when I receive calls from out of the country it is so much cheaper when they dial a landline as opposed to a cell number. I wish they would stop this and makes all the rates the same. When I buy a pre-paid calling card and make a call out of the U.S. a $5.00 card will give me 3 1/2 hours of talk time and if I dial a cell number to the same country I get 15 minutes. So I keep the landline for family calling me from out of the country. It only costs me $30.00 a month for free local and domestic long distance otherwise the phone would go.