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Thread: Cell phone or Land line...or both?

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    Senior Member nellebelles's Avatar
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    My husband and I each have a cell phone and that's all we have. We used to have cell phones and a land line, but when it became just the two of us alone in our big house, it didn't seem to make sense anymore to have a land line, that neither of us used much if at all. So, how many of you out there have cell phones and a land line, cell phones only, or land line only, and why? Inquiring minds want to know!

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    When I was single all I had was a cell phone that was NEVER turned off. When I got married and started a family we have a land line for 911 purposes. If my son dials 911 the operator can at least tell where the emergency is, since he doesn't know our address.
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    We use both.

    Our computer is on the land line, and the cell phones have been reserved primarily for family use. With two daughters in college, we would be way above our phone budget if they called us on the land lines! :lol: :lol:

    Anyone else?

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    My husband always talks about getting rid of the land line - but for some reason it worries me. I tell him in case of emergencies, but I think I just can't let go for some reason . . :roll:

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    We have both. My husband had some health issues a while back and was concerned that cell phone service may be unreliable. Now the landline is included with cable, internet, etc. I guess we've become dependent on the convenience of cell phones so we still have both!

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    We have both. My parents have cells only.

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    my husband and I each have cell phones, so we droped the land line, but got Vonage, it is internet phone, use like regular but only if internet is working. saves about $30 a month. Can call anywhere anytime, and that is the number we give out for all no friends and family needs.

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    I have a cell phone and we have a land line plus Skype. It works for us. My new cell phone has 911 on it and ICE meaning In Case of Emergency so that I just push that button and who ever I programed in that particular button will get my call. (Just got the new phone Monday)

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    We have both, mainly use cell for work and family, but need the land line for our computer service.

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    We have both. We have a set number of minutes on the cell phones and unlimited long distance on the land line. For emergency reasons, like them knowing our exact location, I don't see getting rid of our land line.

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    We have both. When we are home the cell phones are not on. When we leave the house or working in the yard our cell phone is on. My daughters, son in law and grands have Iphones and they are never turned off and rarely out of their hands. They do not have land lines in their homes.

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    We have a land line, would NEVER want to get rid of it. We have a cell phone, that we use in the car when traveling etc. We dont keep it on.

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    We only have cell phones. When we moved to this address, the previous people did not have AT&T, so AT&T wanted to charge us $249 for installation. Our local 911 will let us register our cell phones so that is what we did.

    My internet is satellite. Cable is cable. No need for land line.

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    We got our first cell about 3 years ago, just so we'd be able to get in touch with realtors. Now that we're finally up here, we have both land line and cell. We have the cell just for emergencies and also they don't get a signal where we live.

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    We have both. Need landline for internet as we can't get cable, and no reliable cell coverage. I have an IPhone and hubby has regular cell with internet coverage. I am on the road for work, and wouldn't want to be without my cell.

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    I have a land line only. I've never found a cell phone that offered a calling plan that fit my needs without charging me a ton.

    I have unlimited local and long distance calling because my service is through Comcast. I was able to get them to extend my bargain rate for another 6 months, but when that ends, I'll shop around for price again.

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    We just got rid of our landline - so cell only here.

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    We are a little nuts, but I work out of our home, so we have 3 cell phones and 2 landlines between the two of us. One landline is a dedicated fax line though. I use one cell as my office number.

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    Only cell phones for us.......but.......my husband has a home office and he has a landline in there. I supposed we could use it in case of emergency....

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    right. if you have an emergency, an operator can tell from three tower points what neighborhood your cellphone call came from, but not the exact location. the only way they can find that out is by going door-to-door and asking if anyone needs help.

    when you call 911 on a landline, your exact address can be traced and medics can be dispatched immediately. so, even if you never use it, the cheapest land line is not a bad thing to have around, especially at a 'certain' age or for anyone with health issues or small children.

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    I have a cell phone and a land line. My husband refuses to use either! He hates phones! I guess I am like cminor...just feel safer with the landline and we use the landline for internet too (couldn't do without it!).

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    We have both as well. Have the Internet on the land line, also a thing to remember, in case of power outages, cell phones can be knocked out. An old fashioned land line will still work in a power outage.

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    We have both...mainly because we cannot have internet service without a land line where I live. But I feel much better knowing that in case of emergancy we have a land line...cell service can be unreliable.

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    We have a land line that is usually tied up since I am on here too much :lol: :lol:
    and a pay as you go cell, for traveling.
    there is no cell signal here, so it wouldn't do us any good to have one all the time.

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    We have both. Basic landline, no long distance for emergencies. Everyone else knows to just call the cell phones.

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