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Old 11-04-2006, 4:47 PM
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Alot of people are getting rid of their land lines these days. My brother in law for one. I can't see to give up old habits yet. Maybe sometime in the future.
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Old 12-04-2006, 8:01 AM
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I moved out on my own nearly a year ago. Since then, I've not only had no home phone, I don't even have a local area code. I have a friend who had both, but decided to get rid of the land line and stay cellular. She can even buzz people into her apartment building over the phone.
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Old 12-04-2006, 1:22 PM
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Yeah I got a home phone - still use it quite a lot as I get free national calls on so may as well get use of it
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Old 15-04-2006, 4:50 AM
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Since I've moved to the city, I only use my cell phone. I'm not in my apartment much so having a landline in my apartment is rather pointless. I wouldn't be home to answer it! I will agree, however, that the reception is annoying. There seems to be lots of "dead" spots in my apartment, but now that the weather is nice I can wander around downtown and talk, or wander by the lake. I've taken to text messaging too, which had turned into a good way to reach people without becoming one of those who talks on the phone loudly on public transportation.

The thing I've discovered is that I don't get annoying calls from telemarketers, and if someone calls and I don't recognize the number, I have the option of not answering. If it's important, they will leave a message which I can check and decide if I should add the number. I don't recall such a feature available on a landline without adding your number to the DO NOT CALL list, which seems to have some loop holes.
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Old 15-04-2006, 7:58 AM
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I still keep a land line because that's the way broadband comes in, but I do use my mobile for most things these days ...it's just become easier to use that number for most things.

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Old 15-04-2006, 8:19 AM
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Home Phone v.s. Cell Phone

I held out on getting a cell phone for quite some time. They had a tendancy to be expensive, you got tied into lengthy contracts, and I was sick of seeing people who ran around with them attatched at the ear, whether they were driving, eating, at the theatre, whatever. But a cell phone does have its benefits.

I have kept my home phone and I use that for the majority of my calls. After all, if I got it disconnected, what number would the bill collectors and telemarketers use to hunt me down? That would drive me mad, having them call me on the cell 20x a day!
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Old 15-04-2006, 2:11 PM
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Wireless home phones are always the best. They're cheaper than mobile phones. Mobile phones also are easily lost >_> so at home, use a home phone, when you're out, use a mobile. That's what I do.
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Old 15-04-2006, 6:07 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mayank
That idea is Gross, definitely not good.
The idea of getting the home phone disconnected is just foolishness.
To call at a home phone is cheaper than cell.
And homw phone should at least be kept for calls.... emergency calls in case ur mobile network is down.
Anyways. different poeople has different opinions.
I still have my home phone working

I agree with Mayank's sentiments, particularly the "GROSS" comment due to the fact that i live in downtown Boston and I have to experience second hand the horrific overuse of chatty catty, petty, foolish cell phone behavior in public places. I think cell phones either should be used for emergencies only or kept to a very quick less than one minute phone call tomake plans.

On the other hand, though, nights and weekends are free and for someone in their twenties like me who mostly uses the phone during those times, there is really no reason to pay for a landline as well. So im a bit divided on the issue, but just recently i ditched the landline. Note though, ive been researching the Vonage website quite a lot lately.

Confused.
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Old 16-04-2006, 12:18 AM
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I use out home phone everyday, its alot cheaper than a mobile by miles. I only use the mobile phone while i'm out and about, otherwise whats the point in having one if you going to use it while you are at home.
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Old 16-04-2006, 3:52 AM
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I agree with Mayank's sentiments, particularly the "GROSS" comment due to the fact that i live in downtown Boston and I have to experience second hand the horrific overuse of chatty catty, petty, foolish cell phone behavior in public places. I think cell phones either should be used for emergencies only or kept to a very quick less than one minute phone call tomake plans.

On the other hand, though, nights and weekends are free and for someone in their twenties like me who mostly uses the phone during those times, there is really no reason to pay for a landline as well. So im a bit divided on the issue, but just recently i ditched the landline. Note though, ive been researching the Vonage website quite a lot lately.

Confused.


I agree that.
Since you got free at night and weekends, but for those who arent?
And thanks a lot to agree with me.

Here in india, just the cell phone wont work much, rates are quite high and you will get bankrupt if you go with cell only!
Thats is why i gave such an opinion, anyway i dont know much at outside places.
I had heard a rumour that cell phones will become cheaper than landlines soon!
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Old 16-04-2006, 3:56 AM
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Oh yeah - I have a home phone. Mobiles are way too unreliable to be without a "landline." But I now use my Cable Company as my home phone provider. It's 1/3 of the price that AT&T was.
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Old 16-04-2006, 12:54 PM
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I also use a home phone still, i wouldn't know what to do without one. I use it alot more than my mobile phone i do have to say.
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Old 17-04-2006, 8:17 PM
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I still have a home phone for when i work at home. It's alot cheaper than constantly using my cell phone.
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Old 17-04-2006, 9:08 PM
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I'd be nervous too about people easedropping and getting sensitive stuff off your home line... enough to have to worry about it when you're out!
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Old 17-04-2006, 9:44 PM
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Nope I dont have a home phone. Its so much easier having your main point of contact as your mobile - this way you never miss any calls.
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