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Old 09-20-2017, 07:54 AM
 
Location: World
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I do have a Landline. It helps to use it for all those Toll Free 800 calls for hours without the need to charge your cellphones. I also use Landline for any International Calling using Calling Cards. For Local calls also.
Frankly speaking, I use Landline for talking while Mobile phones have become instruments for social media like whatsapp, facebook.
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Old 09-20-2017, 08:06 AM
 
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Our land line is used about 98% of the time. Cell is primarily for emergencies in vehicle.
This is pretty much how I use landline and cellular, though it is fun to use my smartphone on guest wi-fi at a place of business, to take a peek at what's happening on Facebook.
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Old 09-20-2017, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Wooster, Ohio
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I have a landline that also provides my DSL internet. No cell phones. Since I do not have cable, or even a television, I need the landline for the internet.
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Old 09-20-2017, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Hiding from Antifa?
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One reason I have a landline is that signal strength for our cells is almost too low. If we put the cell phone up to our ear, our heads attenuate the signal to where you can't have a conversation. You have to use it on speakerphone.

Knowing that, just where is that signal being attenuated? Is it healthy?
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Old 09-20-2017, 08:30 AM
 
Location: the Old Dominion
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No.
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Old 09-20-2017, 08:42 AM
 
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They make us here in our 55+ because of the fire & smoke alarms though we never use it or check it. Its a dust collector. My son, who is in sales and has tons of contacts, says we are his only contacts with a landline.
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Old 09-20-2017, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Yes but it works off a cell tower. We would move it when we changed houses.
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Old 09-20-2017, 08:45 AM
 
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Yes. Sometimes stuff happens and they busy out the cell phones so people can call out of the area, but not in it. Like 9-11.

The only way my NYC family could communicate with each other was to call me to relay their messages. Happened also with family in California.

We also have I Phones. They are great for hearing aid users. I can grocery shop and listen to Spotify and no one knows. I no longer get pissed at the idiots who block the aisle for 15 minutes while they find their kinda soup.

The last time the telephone company was in the house to fix the U Verse that goes out with some regularity, I was informed that landlines would be going away in 2020.
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Old 09-20-2017, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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I kept the land line because we've had the same phone number for almost 30 years. We use Ooma so it's very cheap.
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Old 09-20-2017, 10:33 AM
 
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We haven't had a land line since our daughter moved out in 2003!! The calls were never for us anyway! After paying $35/month for nothing for a few months we got rid of it. Total waste of money.
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