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Old 09-19-2017, 04:19 AM
 
Location: Central Mexico and Central Florida
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Had one until our move to FL in 2014, when we decided to forgo it and see if that worked for us. It does. Though we do have a landline at our home in Mexico, simply because we had to get one to get our internet.

We have 13 nieces and nephews (the youngest are juniors in college) and not one of them has ever had a landline in their name.
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Old 09-19-2017, 04:22 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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yes still do.
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Old 09-19-2017, 04:27 AM
 
Location: Ypsilanti, MI
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Yes, although it is becoming a huge PITA as most incoming calls are from groups seeking money. Friends and family primarily call us on our cells phones.

Old habits (having a land line) die hard.

On the plus side; when the great power outage struck the North-East and Upper Great Lakes States in 2002 or 2003, our land line remained in service so I could call home from my business trip to check on the family. Most cell towers died immediately, followed soon after by user's cell phone batteries.
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Old 09-19-2017, 05:14 AM
 
Location: SW Corner of CT
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Yes, although it is becoming a huge PITA as most incoming calls are from groups seeking money. Friends and family primarily call us on our cells phones.

Old habits (having a land line) die hard.

On the plus side; when the great power outage struck the North-East and Upper Great Lakes States in 2002 or 2003, our land line remained in service so I could call home from my business trip to check on the family. Most cell towers died immediately, followed soon after by user's cell phone batteries.
We had the same thing happen, landline was in the basement from the 50's.....when it rang, we looked at each other like "where the heck is that coming from" totally forgot about that phone. The house we have today ?.....we had the phone line removed from the house when the house got stripped and new siding went up.
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Old 09-19-2017, 05:26 AM
 
Location: East Mt Airy, Philadelphia
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Still do, primarily because of [1] age inertia (mid-60s) [2] cell phones are not so much phones as multi-function devices where you settle for "OK" rather than "really good" (OK, often meh, call quality compared to landline; OK picture quality v. DSLR; etc.) and [3] cost is low (wrapped into Comcast package that includes web connection, etc.).
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Old 09-19-2017, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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yes. I can hear better one the landline. The earpiece (is that what it's called?) fits my ear better and blocks out background noises. My cell, a flip phone, lets it all sorts of distracting sounds. If I had to choose, I'd keep the landline and ditch the cell.
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Old 09-19-2017, 05:58 AM
 
Location: R.I.
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Yes I do because I need to have a land line with the type of home alarm system I have.
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Old 09-19-2017, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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We still have a landline because it gives maximum flexibility for talking on the phone in our house. We have 7 phones on 3 levels. When the phone rings, we're usually within 20 feet of a phone. Furthermore, 4 of 7 are wireless receivers.

My wife never got used to using a cell phone and she'd never carry it in her pocket among 3 floors. Her cell phone is on a Tracfone account and it costs only about $95 per year. She uses it very infrequently. The incremental cost of the landline is about $35 per month.

One advantage of a landline is better audio fidelity. A landline has more bandwidth than a cell phone. I can hear callers much better on a wired landline receiver.

Another advantage of a landline is the desk phone. That separates the receiver from the touch pad. It makes it a lot easier to key in numbers when calling a computer answered line.
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Old 09-19-2017, 06:08 AM
 
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No
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Old 09-19-2017, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Northern VA
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yes I have a landline but I don't have a phone.
the landline is for my alarm system and also connected to my multi-function printer/scanner/fax.
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