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Old 09-23-2017, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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Heck yeah.

More importantly, I have NoMoRoBo:

https://www.pcmag.com/prestitial/pcm...92079%2C00.asp
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Old 09-24-2017, 04:09 AM
 
Location: Clarence, NY
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Disclaimer: Im way under retirement age (a millennial, more or less)

Do I have a landline? Yes I do, because its more reliable AND if I needed to call emergency services it is actually easier to locate you with a landline at home.. It is less accurate with a cellular mobile phone, especially if you don't remember where you are. its great to have both for multiple reasons
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Old 09-24-2017, 05:12 AM
 
Location: North West Arkansas (zone 6b)
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we still use a VOIP landline through OOMA. I only pay tax so my bill is around $5 per month. I often get ribbed for still having a landline, but our cellphones are prepaid mobile.
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Old 09-24-2017, 05:17 AM
 
Location: location, location!
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Yeah, another OOMA user here. But 90% of the calls that come in are bogus, so maybe not even worth having for $5.
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Old 09-24-2017, 06:37 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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He wasn’t talking about paying over $100 for just a landline and nothing else from a company.
We’ll let her speak for herself, then. And I WAS talking about paying a huge amount for only a landline (which is why I mentioned that we had previously paid $70 for it).
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Old 09-24-2017, 06:38 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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Heck yeah.

More importantly, I have NoMoRoBo:

https://www.pcmag.com/prestitial/pcm...92079%2C00.asp
Thanks for the tip! The article is correct that the DoNotCall Registry doesn't always work.
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Old 09-24-2017, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Straddling two worlds
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Disclaimer: Im way under retirement age (a millennial, more or less)

Do I have a landline? Yes I do, because its more reliable AND if I needed to call emergency services it is actually easier to locate you with a landline at home.. It is less accurate with a cellular mobile phone, especially if you don't remember where you are. its great to have both for multiple reasons
Totally agree and if my phone lines didn't date from 1956 and were reliable, I would, too.
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Old 09-24-2017, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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Originally Posted by rodentraiser
I'm not about to pay over a hundred bucks just to have a landline.



He was talking about paying over $100 to obtain a triple package deal of internet, cable TV, and landline phone – usually from a cable TV company – where the landline often comes free with the triple deal.

He wasn’t talking about paying over $100 for just a landline and nothing else from a company.

(if I understand him correctly, that is – because I had mentioned the triple package option I get from xfinity/Comcast - not suggesting that he get this - but just mentioning how it is packaged)
I was, thank you for clarifying that. The building I live in is only connected to Comcast. I've been calling around for a stand alone landline service, but unless you get the triple package deal, they're expensive. So far I haven't found one that I want to waste money on. I'm rarely on the phone unless it's to call my mom or a friend and for that, the Skype worked great (won't work anymore with XP, though).

And I am a her!


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We’ll let her speak for herself, then. And I WAS talking about paying a huge amount for only a landline (which is why I mentioned that we had previously paid $70 for it).
I apologize - this is the first time I've gotten back to check this thread.
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Old 09-24-2017, 05:49 PM
 
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No, we got rid of ours years ago. I love all the services I can get with a mobile phone and don't miss the landline.
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Old 09-24-2017, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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And I am a her!
Sometimes it's really hard to determine if a poster is a he or a she. In this day and age, even mentioning a husband or wife isn't a guarantee that a poster is the opposite sex. Maybe an indicator, like a blue or pink dot next to one's name would be helpful.
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