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Old 09-23-2012, 11:44 PM
 
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I could save $20 a month on my cable bill by dumping my landline and making my cellphone my only phone. Has anyone who has done this found any downside to not having a landline anymore?
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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We dumped our landline a few years ago and never looked back.
The telephone companies were forcing a long distance plan on us. Why would I make a long distance call on a land line per minute with the cell plan I have.
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:28 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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I did it at least 5 years ago and have never had a problem.

BTW: I have not seen land line phone companies charge for domestic LD, only international LD, in several years.
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:50 AM
 
Location: My House
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I haven't had a land line since 2001.

I haven't had cable TV since 2008. I miss neither of them.
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Our landline had/has a lot of static noise. It was hard to hear audio over it. The DSL broadband works fine though. So we shifted to using our cellphones in 2005. Since we used the DSL feature we kept the landline, until 2010 or so when we found that we could keep the DSL and turn off the telephone function. Which saves us a lot of cash, since we were not using the telephone.

The town we are in has never had cable; and lost TV signal reception when they turned-off high power broadcast in favor of lo-power digital broadcast.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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BTW: I have not seen land line phone companies charge for domestic LD, only international LD, in several years.
Many companies now offer dirt cheap landline service with the caveat that you pay for long distance. As it is in my case: Bill is $18/month free LOCAL calling but LD is a per minute (but dirt cheap) charge.
Still never use it. It is a cell phone finder...
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:35 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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The biggest difference between a landline and cell is international calls.
If you make none, then go for the cell phone only.
If you make some, the outrageous cell phone charges will make you very angry.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Connecticut is my adopted home.
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We dumped our landline a year ago but because we had the number a very long time we had it forwarded to our cell for $5 a month to catch important calls that might not have our cell numbers. As time goes by we will dump the landline number because it also gets the political calls and do-not-call calls. We have also been without cable for a year and do not miss it. I think more and more people are dumping landlines for cell phones, some which have very good nation-wide plans. Ours is even good through Canada. YMMV.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:55 PM
 
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I'm getting closer to doing this too. I'm tired of these high cable bills (I have phone service w/ cable) and being that I have a situation of unfortunately befriending a nut case in my building who likes to make prank calls I can't wait to ditch it.
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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I haven't had a land line since 2001.

I haven't had cable TV since 2008. I miss neither of them.
Are you completely unhooked? I'm thinking seriously about unhooking from satellite once my contract is up and just going with a rooftop antenna and a purchase of an HD-DVR that will work with over the air antennas.
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