do you have a landline phone at home?

@xannebull (1800)
Philippines
May 12, 2009 1:56am CST
landline phone at home really do helps a lot for me now,everytime i have a problem regarding water, cable and electricity, including my internet connection, i just dial them through landline. and everytime i shop for things that need to be price checked first, i just dial the phone numbers of the different stores to compare prices without going out. what are the other possible help of having landline phone at home?
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@laydee (12811)
• Philippines
12 May 09
Yes we do have a landline phone at home because it's required by our internet connection, it's a package thing. Anyhow, it's good to have a landline phone too specially in our profession. It's much cheaper to use landline than to call through cellphone. Not to mention that with the landline, you won't have to have a low battery, plus there's no problem with signals and all.
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@xannebull (1800)
• Philippines
12 May 09
we do have the same connection, a landline phone and an internet connection, yes you're right, we don't have to worry about low bat.LOL
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@Lilani (4)
• Sri Lanka
12 May 09
I have a land line phone for many years before i got my cell phone. It helps mostly for the internet connection and when the cell phone service provider first started out in my country we had to pay for incoming calls as well, so it was much cheaper to receive incoming calls on the land line.
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@xannebull (1800)
• Philippines
13 May 09
that's true, you can also call your friends long distance for free with the same landline connection , but if it's in another connection, then free calls are limited only to other connections.
@Amorti (200)
• Turkey
12 May 09
The only reason i'm using my landline phone is because of the internet connection. I'm spending 9hours of my day at work anyway, so i don't have time to use the landline phone for other purposes.
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@xannebull (1800)
• Philippines
13 May 09
your family at home can still use the landline at your home, but in case you are just alone, your landline can really do a big help, especially if you got no load in your cellphone and in case of emergency, you can call right away by your landline.
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• Malaysia
12 May 09
In my country there is a new promotion which gives customers extra benefit while using land telephone. I am planning to get this promotion too, but I can't do it now because I am moving to a new house soon. After we have moved in, I will subscribe to this service. I just have to subscribe to an internet broadband service. Then I have to pay extra MYR10 to the fixed bill and I can enjoy the benefit of calling everywhere throughout my country without any extra charges. I can call anyone who uses the same land phone and even if I call 24 hours per day and 30 days per month no extra charge would be asked from me. I hope this promotions will still exist by the time I move into my new home. I just can't wait to enjoy this luxurious benefit!
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@xannebull (1800)
• Philippines
12 May 09
yes, we do have the same promotion here in the philippines, that is what we call unlimited calls to the same landline connection.
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@minx267 (14943)
• Hartford, Connecticut
12 May 09
Yes - I have a landline phone. I don't use it much for incoming calls - alomost all calls are solicitors. lol, so I rarely even look at it when it rings. but I make all my calls from it while at home, because my cell phone is a prepay (I don't use that too much either) I also keep my landline phone because many of my animals have tags with that phone number on it- and if they were ever to get lost or hurt- I would want someone to be able to reach me and let me know.
@xannebull (1800)
• Philippines
13 May 09
oh that's a good idea, having a dog tag with your number in it, that's really a good idea, just in case your dog will get lost, then the finder can easily trace the owner.but i don't have any dogs at home.
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• India
12 May 09
Yes,i am still using land line phone at home.I am from India and here land line operated by government.Compare to private phone companies,we have to pay less for making calls in land line.
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• Philippines
14 May 09
We don't have landline at home though. But I guess landline is the last resort when nobody answers your call on a cellphone.
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@cortney09 (1346)
• United States
14 May 09
We have to have a land line phone. We can't use a cell phone here because we don't get service in this general area. Also we used to have dial up service, so we had to have a land line phone for that.
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@MizzLadyB08 (1174)
• United States
14 May 09
Yes, I do have a landline phone. They are good to have along with the cell phone. I do not use my cell phone a lot but I use my landline phone quite often.
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@chiepao (714)
• Philippines
14 May 09
I have a landline at home and I could say that it helped me a lot with my everyday routines. Having a landline is essential especially if oyu have a business of your own. Communication is a must when it comes on handling businesses. I usually use my landline for information on a certain shop or person's landlline number. For a little fee it's convenient rather than cramming on looking for it :)
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@ds6413 (2074)
• United States
14 May 09
Hello xannebull, the last time we moved we decided to not get a land line phone for our home. I do miss not having a home phone because when I need to charge my cell phone battery I am then with put a phone and I don't like to be without a way to get in touch with someone in case of an emergency. I don't need a landline for my internet connection, I use the cable company.
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@jambi462 (4595)
• United States
14 May 09
No we used to but my mom canceled it now that the world is moving into the cell phone generation. There's not really a use for landlines anymore when just about everyone has cell phones now a day.
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@sanuanu (11235)
• India
14 May 09
Till 4th of May we used landline phone but now we are not using it because the bill is very high for this phone. Basically it is a postpaid phone so, we can't restrict ourself for making n number of calls. Now, we are using prepaid mobile phone and till now we have cut the bill by 75%, till now!
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@lynnemg (4536)
• United States
13 May 09
Yes, I do have a landline phone. I use it far more than I do my cell phone. I think that my landline phone is cheaper than a having a monthly cell phone bill would be. I have a prepaid cell phone, which I only spend about $30 every two or three months to put time on, and I pay $55 a month for my landline phone and my internet service. My landline includes unlimited local and long distance calling, caller ID, and call waiting. I need my landline phone so, even if I were to find a cell phone company that would cost less than a landline, I would still not give my landline up.
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@hershiez (464)
13 May 09
Hi and hello there! ^_^ Yes, we do have a landline phone here at home. They are two. One is our original phone and the other one is included from our internet package. ^_^ Happy Mylotting! ^_^
@gracie04 (4554)
• Philippines
12 May 09
Yes, at my parents house but here in my condo, none.. but hubby bought PLDT landline sim so he could call me anytime and we could call important numbers without going out to look for a payphone.. it's very convenient.. no need to pay for bills every month.. if you want to make it active, just buy 300 peso Smart load and reload it to your PLDT Sim.. i think the sim costs around 200-250 bucks, very cheap..
@ruworth (149)
12 May 09
Erm, you could phone your friends and family. You can prank people.... Oh and the most important - you can phone the talking clock :)
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@moujha (86)
• Mauritius
12 May 09
Well, landline phone has many advantages. For example, it does not work on signals like mobile do, mobile can lose signals or have low signal but with landline, this problem is solved. Secondly, if you have old people at home who do not know how to use to mobile, they can use landline phone. Thirdly, conversation we have on landline is clearer than any other use of phone communication. Fourthly, landline phone rates are cheaper than mobiles call rates.
@shail5554 (232)
• India
12 May 09
Yes I have a landline phone at home.I have a BSNL landline connection.
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@nidz_16 (61)
• India
12 May 09
I do have a landline phone at home, but now with the advent of mobiles, i use that mainly for incoming calls. I remember the days when landline was the only option and there was a year's waitig list to get a phone connection... now the situation has change to the extent that each company competes with the other in providing landline and wireless connections that i dont even remeber all the phone numbers I have.
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