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    Landline vs no landline...

    Where does everyone stand on this? I still have one, but am contemplating getting rid of it. What does everyone else do?


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    Re: Landline vs no landline...

    Got rid of my landline years ago...never had a second thought.



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    Re: Landline vs no landline...

    We have one. My wife's aunt that watches the kids at times does not have a cell phone.



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    Re: Landline vs no landline...

    I haven't had a land line since 1999.


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    Re: Landline vs no landline...

    Haven't had a landline in a decade. My family has my cell phone number. I signed up for a free Google Voice number to give out to utilities, student loans, etc. that forwards recorded messages to my Gmail account.





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    Re: Landline vs no landline...

    I'm interested on everyone's thoughts as well. I don't plan on ever having a land line, and am even considering removing wiring in rooms that are being remodeled



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    Re: Landline vs no landline...

    We have one, but not for long. The only people using it are telemarketers and politicians.

    We've been ready for a while, but haven't pulled the trigger. With a baby on the way, I don't think this phone is a good idea for election season.

    Overall, I don't see much benefit to having a landline anymore, unless you just like spending extra money.


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    Re: Landline vs no landline...

    Quote Originally Posted by CysMyBoy View Post
    I'm interested on everyone's thoughts as well. I don't plan on ever having a land line, and am even considering removing wiring in rooms that are being remodeled

    If the wiring is exisiting, IMO its not a bad idea to leave it. What if that room becomes an office or the next owner needs an office?



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    Re: Landline vs no landline...

    Quote Originally Posted by CRcyclone6 View Post
    We have one. My wife's aunt that watches the kids at times does not have a cell phone.
    We got an additional line added to our cell account for this very purpose. It's like $10 a month with a free phone. We programmed our numbers and friend's numbers into the phone. Told our friends if you ever get a call from this number, answer it at all costs.


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    Re: Landline vs no landline...

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    We have one, but not for long. The only people using it are telemarketers and politicians.

    We've been ready for a while, but haven't pulled the trigger. With a baby on the way, I don't think this phone is a good idea for election season.

    Overall, I don't see much benefit to having a landline anymore, unless you just like spending extra money.
    But then what will the politicians call?? Won't someone think of the politicians!?!




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    Re: Landline vs no landline...

    Girlfriend has one simply because it's free with her other crap from Mediacom. It'll be going away more than likely within the next year.

    I still can't believe some brilliant mind at Iowa State decided to keep landlines in Freddy Court versus spending that money on making Freddy wireless. The students who advised that should all have been shot.



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    Re: Landline vs no landline...

    We had to have one for our internet service for a while, so we got one for the first time in about 8 years. We switched to cable internet, so we just disconnected it again.

    If we ever decide to have a babysitter who doesn't have a cell phone (which seems unlikely, we've only ever had family), we'd probably just leave one of our cell phones at home, and show the babysitter how to call the other person's. That is the only need I see for a land line.


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    Re: Landline vs no landline...

    We got rid of the landline about a year ago had the landline number ported over/added to our cell plan. I bought a used cell phone off of ebay for the line. Since the utilities/financial institutions/etc all had that home number, I didn't want to go through the hassle of changing that number.

    Our cordless phone set has a Bluetooth feature that allows it to be paired with a cellphone, so we can still use the cordless phones to answer/call out on the cell phone.


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    Re: Landline vs no landline...

    How much do you use your land line? There's your answer.



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    Re: Landline vs no landline...

    I held out for a several years because I need a fax and we have a security alarm. Then ADT finally presented a solution where the security alarm basically runs off of a cellular device they installed and I got an eFax that I share with someone else in my business (it costs about $15/mo between two of us).

    I've been without a land line for about 6 months now and have absolutely ZERO regret. In fact prior to this thread, I don't think I even realized it was gone. We rarely used it anyway.



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