slo’s FRIDAY 8/19 poll - Landline

Do you still have a landline?

  • Yes - I’ll always have it

    Votes: 38 26.0%
  • Yes - we’re considering getting rid of it

    Votes: 14 9.6%
  • Yes - we are getting rid of it

    Votes: 6 4.1%
  • No - I got rid of it this year

    Votes: 5 3.4%
  • No - I got rid of it last year

    Votes: 4 2.7%
  • No - I got rid of it a long time ago

    Votes: 62 42.5%
  • No - I never had one

    Votes: 10 6.8%
  • Other - please post your answer

    Votes: 7 4.8%

  • Total voters
    146

slo

My tag used to say - I'm a Tonga Toast Junkie 😁
Joined
Feb 28, 2004
This is being posted early due to me leaving early tomorrow morning to take DD19 to college.

Do you still have a landline at your home?


For Me…..We still do, but we are going to be getting rid of it next month. AT&T just raised it to $61.00 and that’s with no call waiting and no caller ID. It’s kinda sad to get rid of our phone number of 25 years, but saving that money just makes more sense.
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Skippy918

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jul 29, 2012
We have VOIP thru Ooma and it’s free. We bought the unit in 2003. its long paid for itself.
 

MIGrandma

Lives in the middle-of-the-mitten.
Joined
Aug 12, 2009
We dragged our heels for a long time before finally letting go of our landline. Got rid of it 8-10 years ago probably. Never missed it.
 

Kittyblue

7322, 32502, <3
Joined
Jan 23, 2020
I always kept it for emergencies. I finally cancelled it this year. Now I just don't care, I'd rather save the money.
 

Dan Murphy

We are family.
Joined
Apr 20, 2000
We have our landline, ATT POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) that's their acronym for the old type of telephone service with a wire to the house, no Internet needed. We've had it for 51 years, do not recall any outage over that time. We keep it for accurate 911 and Marie likes to talk long at times and a 'regular' phone is more comfortable for her.

Best wishes for you and Katie tomorrow, Sandy. :love: And also for Mr. Slo. And remember, tears by all are fine, actually great. :hug:'s
 

ronandannette

I gave myself this tag and I "Like" myself too!
Joined
May 4, 2006
I voted Other. We do have a landline with the same phone number we were assigned at our new home as newlyweds. We're not presently considering getting rid of it (never have) but I also can't say we'll always have it.
 

Kitty 34

Hums in her sleep
Joined
Feb 16, 2000
We still have our landline and use it all the time. Our sons don't live around us so phone calls are our daily routine and talking on the phone for me is easier than talking on my cellphone. Of course I do love the cell phone when we occasionally Facetime. :)
 

WDWEPCOT

DIS Veteran
Joined
May 2, 2009
Long gone a long time ago and don’t miss it - if the power goes out ( and it has ) for long period of time - guess what ? They know it’s out - if you could call they would say - working on it 🤣🤣🤣 so I’m out nothing - except money I didn’t need to spend - a phone line came with my new cable plan - I refused it - I figured why start that again ??

Good Luck tomorrow - did you rent a U-Haul or go for a semi to haul all that college stuff up there ?? 🤣🤣🤣🤣 the happy sad drive - I’m so happy for Katie and I know how happy you are but also how sad - they grow up way too fast !!! New exciting adventures to begin !! Try to save the tears for the trip home !!! Big hugs !!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ I’d be crying nonstop but your braver than me !!! Safe travels !!! Good Luck Katie !!! 🍀❤️
 
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soccerdad72

DIS Veteran
Joined
Oct 23, 2012
Calling tvguy (on his landline) in 3,2,1…. :teeth:

We had a landline for years as part of our internet bundle, but never used it. It was actually more expensive to drop it, so we just disconnected the landline phones.

Once we switched internet providers a year or so ago, we dropped landline coverage.
 

Micca

SAHG: Stay At Home Grandfather
Joined
Dec 5, 2000
We have one, DW needed it for work. She has recently retired so we'll be saying goodbye to the landline.
 

lilmc

DIS Veteran
Joined
Dec 11, 2017
When DD was a bit younger and didn’t have a cell phone yet (it was quite a few years ago when kids didn’t get them quite so young as now), it was quite the issue when she was babysitting at a house without a landline. How would she call 911? I think they should remain for safety.
 

Wood Nymph

DIS Veteran
Joined
Sep 19, 2012
We have the land line as part of our TV, internet bundle. We like it because we can use the landline phone number for all those merchants that require a phone number. That way we can reduce the amount of spam calls to our cell phones.
 

RedAngie

AKA Anne T. Pasto
Joined
Sep 10, 2015
Calling tvguy (on his landline) in 3,2,1…. :teeth:

We had a landline for years as part of our internet bundle, but never used it. It was actually more expensive to drop it, so we just disconnected the landline phones.

Once we switched internet providers a year or so ago, we dropped landline coverage.
<<I>>wanted to namedrop tvguy!! Drats!!! You beat me to it.

We got rid of our landline about 10 years ago, soon after my mother died. She could never adapt to cell phones and hers were among the very few legitimate calls we received on our landline.
 








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