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Old 03-06-2013, 10:11 PM   #1
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Do you like not having a landline?

I imagine lots of people have given up their landline and just use their cellphones.

I don't think we can because we have a package with the Cable company and the landline is included. But I need to check into that.

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Old 03-06-2013, 10:14 PM   #2
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Actually I hate not having a landline. It is just too expensive to have a landline.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:22 PM   #3
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We got rid of our landline more than 5 years ago. Don't miss it at all- no more telemarketer calls or monthly bill for a phone we never used. All 3 of us have our own cellphones.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:23 PM   #4
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I guess we have a compromise- we have a cell phone that is our "home phone" (and then Dh, DS and I each have cell phones, eg that we carry with us.)

When we dropped the landline, I had them transfer the local phone # we've had for 20 years, to the home cell phone. People don't realize it's not a landline and don't think much of it when we're "not home" to answer it. Less pressure than giving out my personal cell number.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:28 PM   #5
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Have never looked back or regretted it. We never used it so it just made me mad every time I passed the phone and knew I was spending $30/month for it to sit there.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:35 PM   #6
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I guess we have a compromise- we have a cell phone that is our "home phone" (and then Dh, DS and I each have cell phones, eg that we carry with us.)

When we dropped the landline, I had them transfer the local phone # we've had for 20 years, to the home cell phone. People don't realize it's not a landline and don't think much of it when we're "not home" to answer it. Less pressure than giving out my personal cell number.
Seriously considering doing *precisely* the same thing. I think I could add an additional line to our cell phone service for about $5-$10/mo, and dropping the landline would save me $35/mo + taxes and fees.

Actually thinking about taking it one step further and migrating it to Google Voice and setting up an in-house VOIP server. Already have the computer set up with a different phone number, so its mostly having the guts to get off the dime and do it.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:57 PM   #7
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We haven't had a landline since last century. I don't see the need for one and don't miss it at all. We use our (dumb) cells for all calls and never go over on minutes so why should I have an extra useless bill.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:23 PM   #8
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I have heard 911 cannot always find you with a cell ..is that true?? What If you have a power failure and a dead phone ??
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What If you have a power failure and a dead phone ??
If all you have is a cordless land line phone it won't work if the power is out either.
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I have heard 911 cannot always find you with a cell ..is that true?? What If you have a power failure and a dead phone ??
I charge mine everyday or night. I also live in a development in a town if something is that bad I can run outside to my neighbors within seconds.

I'm not sure about 911 locating I think each person would need to verify that with their local ems.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:48 PM   #11
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I don't miss having a landline at all. We use cell phones for everything, so we're pretty much in constant contact.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:51 PM   #12
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I guess we have a compromise- we have a cell phone that is our "home phone" (and then Dh, DS and I each have cell phones, eg that we carry with us.)

When we dropped the landline, I had them transfer the local phone # we've had for 20 years, to the home cell phone. People don't realize it's not a landline and don't think much of it when we're "not home" to answer it. Less pressure than giving out my personal cell number.
That's a really great idea! I was thinking about ditching my cell phone and going VOIP but this would work for us too.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:02 AM   #13
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We moved to VOIP via Nettalk. www.nettalk.com $65 for the equipment and 1 year of service and then $30 a year after. We had to tweak some settings on the router to make sure the phone gets priority when it comes to bandwidth, but no one can tell I am not on a traditional landline.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:02 AM   #14
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I prefer landline. We have a business and cell phones can drop many calls. So I will keep mine.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:31 AM   #15
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One reason we have a landline is for our security system (ADT). We were told we could not use our cell numbers for some odd reason

Also, we have a sheathing under our roof, that doesn't allow us to get service through our cellphones, so we unfortunately have to use the landline.
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