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Old 09-19-2017, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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I've lved in my present location for ten years. During that time, I've experienced a number of power failures ranging from a few minutes to several hours. However, they have been rare for the last several years. My phone and DSL have worked fine during these outages. I had one telephone line failure that lasted for two days as well as a few DSL failures. There was no disruption of electric service.

Telephone lines are all underground in my area; my electric company has converted most of the electric lines to underground as well.
You're very lucky. We don't have lines underground here.
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Old 09-19-2017, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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There are 100's of corded phones available for purchase.

Walmart.com is one of the places with many.

scroll thru this:
corded phones https://www.google.com/search?client...UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

100's of corded phones are available for purchase at:

walmart.com

amazon.com

bestbuy.com

target.com
I said IN my local Walmart. I didn't say anything about buying online. I have no use for a corded or cordless phone since I haven't had a landline in ages.
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Old 09-19-2017, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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I'm 74, but I'm not retired. I have three phone lines, a computer with a large screen and large keyboard, a printer, fax, copier, and a credit card terminal. However, you think that I can't have a real business unless I trade it all for a cell phone?

I'm not trying to be the most envied boy in high school. I just wish to make money.
Where did I say you "can't have a real business unless I trade it all for a cell phone"?
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Old 09-19-2017, 09:15 PM
 
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Yes I have a landline. It is more reliable than my cell phone in terms of call clarity. Lots of business recognize you by your phone number you called in on, like a credit card.
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Old 09-19-2017, 09:30 PM
 
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Yes, we have a land line.
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Old 09-19-2017, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Our land line is used about 98% of the time. Cell is primarily for emergencies in vehicle.
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Old 09-19-2017, 09:57 PM
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Location: Cody, WY
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Where did I say you "can't have a real business unless I trade it all for a cell phone"?
Right here.

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Some people work from home and need their portable computers. Yup, there are plenty of retired folks who work...some even work full time....how they're retired, I'll never understand.
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Old 09-19-2017, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Got rid of the one in our Arizona winter home. The one in our main residence is now a fax line for my wife's business. All personal calls are now on our smart phones. My wife did get a second land line installed, but it's strictly a business line.
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Old 09-19-2017, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Haiku
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I'm 74, but I'm not retired. I have three phone lines, a computer with a large screen and large keyboard, a printer, fax, copier, and a credit card terminal. However, you think that I can't have a real business unless I trade it all for a cell phone?

I'm not trying to be the most envied boy in high school. I just wish to make money.
I worked remotely for 3 years from my cabin in the woods of Washington, all without a land line. I did conference calls on my cell phone and my VPN back to the main office was over long-range broadband wireless. It worked great.
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Old 09-19-2017, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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We dropped our landline when we started snowbirding, it was an expense we didn't need. Making the switch to just cell phones only was easy, but it was a hard decision to make after having the same number for >32 years.

The only issue I have is with internet providers that try to force me into a triple play package when I only want basic channels (for now) and internet. They need to get with the times.
Too late for you, but you can port a home number over to a cell phone number. I did it once when you could first do it. I was the first one for my carrier at the time, so it took them a while to get it all right. But easy enough to do today.
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