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Old 09-03-2017, 12:38 PM   #1
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Poll:Telephone Landline - do you still have one

We just celebrated 7 years without a voice landline but still have dry loop service for our DSL ($5/mo.)

As a stockholder in a large telecom company, curious to see what other people are doing.
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Old 09-03-2017, 12:40 PM   #2
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Nope. Cancelled ours in January when we cancelled cable. We only got spam calls on it anyway.
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Old 09-03-2017, 12:46 PM   #3
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We were going to cancel it last year but around Oct 2016 we started having very bad cell phone reception at home. With my husbands' health issues, we decided to keep the landline.
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Old 09-03-2017, 12:46 PM   #4
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I cut my landline in July 2015, when I moved from my old house to this one. Much to my shock and surprise, I actually haven't missed it for a minute. Not only that, nobody at all has had any problems getting in touch with me. I guess I was giving businesses and relatives my cell phone number too, so when the landline didn't work they just called my cell (which is the same).

F still has a landline, and while my last landline bill was $36/month, he says it has gone up to $39 by now. That's $468/year that I am saving.
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Old 09-03-2017, 12:51 PM   #5
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we have had ooma (voip) for many years now. at $5/ month it's good to have an extra line to have when you need to give out your phone number and for 911 calls.
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Old 09-03-2017, 12:52 PM   #6
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Dropped our land line in January of 2006 and never, ever missed it.
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Old 09-03-2017, 12:53 PM   #7
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Triple play deals were often cheapest, so that was the only reason we kept it, but didn't give the number out. Last go-around, Verizon Fios double play was cheaper, so switched to that. Hardest part was weaning people off of using the landline. At the time, we ported the landline to DW's cell and that took care of it. I do have a google voice number so I can use the internet voice when my cell coverage is spotty in the house.
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Old 09-03-2017, 12:55 PM   #8
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I have one with local service (no long distance). I still have it because I have a wired alarm system, DSL, and live in a hurricane/storm prone area and cell service went down or became spotty, but the land line didn't go out ever. No cable (never had it) so just have our internet/phone service bundle.

I know I'm paying too much for it and there are better solutions out there, but it causes me major anxiety thinking of figuring out how to move stuff over to no landline (lots of moving parts) and I hate the idea of dealing with changing up the internet and possibly losing access to our email addresses we've had forever.
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Old 09-03-2017, 12:59 PM   #9
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Crapcast Triple Play forced us to have one in the package (I asked that they not include it, but it's with the discounted deal). But I don't know what the number is. It just sits there. It could not work for all I pay attention to it.
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Old 09-03-2017, 01:12 PM   #10
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I will always have my landline, I love it. I don't like to carry my cell phone all around the house. The house has 5 phones and I never have to walk far. It's VOIP and cheap ($20/mo) no long distance charges and the sound quality is much better than cell.

And when I misplace my cell I find it by calling it on my land line. It's hard to lose a phone that's mounted to the wall -
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Old 09-03-2017, 01:25 PM   #11
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Cable offered land line for $5/mo but rarely use it. Keep it as backup if cell service had problems.
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Old 09-03-2017, 01:26 PM   #12
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DW will give up her landline when you pry her cold, dead fingers from around it. Like RobbieB she doesn't want to have to carry a cell phone around and cell phone service is often spotty here anyway. So for as long as we're here we'll have a landline for the foreseeable future.
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Old 09-03-2017, 01:27 PM   #13
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I have a landline, my mother has hers. Moms number has been with us since October 1954,we were able to transfer the landline number to this house. Mom's phone is 10 bucks a month , ours is part of the triple play. Oh BTW . I like soup.. My mother got a call last month(August ) from an old old friend, a lady she hasnt seen since the 1980's, probably at my Fathers funeral. Yeah, we will keep the land line till I push up daisys.
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Old 09-03-2017, 01:43 PM   #14
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We have landline, but the cheap kind. For outgoing non-toll-free numbers, we pay 50 cents. All incoming calls are no-extra charge.

We don't have cable, so this line is ADSL, i.e. our internet, too.

And our wires are crossed. In a twist of fate, we have poor cellphone coverage at home, so we made the cell phone provider give us a free microcell which is connected to our router. That means our cell phone conversations go to the microcell, out the router through the landline and off into cell-phone world.

I was on a trip with a friend who lost their cell phone. They didn't have a land line and all their relationships with service providers was through their cell phone. I lent them my phone and heard this half of a conversation:

"I lost my cell phone in your airport, .... You want my phone number to call me if you find it? Well, if you find it, you will just be calling my cell phone in your hand. .... No, I don't have another number you can reach me at."
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Old 09-03-2017, 02:02 PM   #15
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Never had my own telephone landline. Moved out in 1997 from parents place.

Since mid 2008 fully cordless too: no landphone, no cable, no fixed internet. Just my mobile phone.
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We have the landline as part of the cable Triple Play deal. Just about everybody that we care to talk to calls the cell phones. When we have to put a phone number on an application or business dealing of any sort, we use the landline. This helps to reduce the number of SPAM calls on our cell phones.
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Old 09-03-2017, 02:16 PM   #17
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Got rid of the DSL and landline last week. Phone line was free due to my old job. The customer service guy was having a problem getting the free part reinstated so I just canceled everything. I hadn't had a phone connected in a year due to spam calls.
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Old 09-03-2017, 02:23 PM   #18
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When moved into this house in 2010 put off getting a land line as an experiment. Never missed it.

But you made the poll wrong. I had it when I was a kid, but I never had it in this house. How to vote I'll have some soup, maybe?

Sorry, I came to this thread from the "how did you get to $1M dollar" poll.
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Old 09-03-2017, 02:24 PM   #19
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I kept a landline for regular contact with an elderly relative who did not hear very well and a developmentally disabled relative who did not speak very well. With a cell phone, I could hardly communicate with those two due to poor voice quality. And I don't talk on the phone much and am usually either at home or at work so the landline works out okay.

My relatives recently passed and I plan to do some traveling once I retire so will get a cell phone soon, especially for the GPS, and cancel my landline. But in reading these posts, perhaps I should keep my landline for a couple of months while I test the cell phone reception. My home has plaster walls which can create issues.
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Old 09-03-2017, 02:26 PM   #20
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If getting it thru cable vs. a telephone company, then we have a ll.
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