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Old 12-19-2011, 05:18 PM
 
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AT&T is cutting 500 landline jobs 70 of which are in Georgia.

AT&T to cut hundreds of landline-related jobs *| ajc.com

Images of people on old TV shows using a landline, or even dialing seems so...

I guess wire is only good for is cable TV and Internet. Still get more bandwidth with a wire than wi-fi.
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Murika
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Nope, haven't had one for years. I don't have a cell phone, either. All my phone calls go through VOIP.
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:53 PM
 
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Still have a landline here, mostly to call my mother who doesn't hear well with cell phone connections.
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Old 12-19-2011, 05:59 PM
 
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Finally parted with mine about 3 years ago. I rarely miss it, but I don't like cell phones much either. Not much of a phone talker, but landlines do have much better connections. I miss it for having a clear phone line, but not much else.

I think for the over 55-60 crowd and for some others that need them for alarm systems or what not, there will still be landlines, just a continued decline in usage.

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Old 12-19-2011, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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We still have one, used primarily by my in-laws and telemarketers, so I never have to pick it up!
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Old 12-19-2011, 06:20 PM
 
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Yes for the following reasons:

1. I work at home when I am not traveling. A land line with speaker phone just works better.
2. I have LOTS of staris in my house - several half landings that basically puts each room on its own level. You can't get from one room to the other fast and safely and I have no interest in carrying the phone around the house and making sure that I always have pockets to hold the phone.
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Old 12-19-2011, 06:29 PM
 
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Haven't had one since 2006.
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Old 12-19-2011, 06:37 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Dumped my landline when I moved from PA, On cell only now, I figured when I moved, Since I was going to get a new number in GA, why not go cell only, I almost never used my landline anyway.

Footnote: When I got my son his cell phone I commented, That his GA cell phone number will probobly be the number for the rest of his life....
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Old 12-19-2011, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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We cancelled ours a few years back and transferred the home phone number to one of the family cell phones.
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Old 12-19-2011, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Nope. AT&T was waaaaay too expensive. My wife and I have cells, and we have a Comcast digital line for the house. A three-unit cordless phone set makes the Comcast line convenient when we use it (one wall unit, three charging stations in common areas). Maybe Comcast counts as a land line in some respects, tho, but it's a coax line.
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