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Old 04-29-2017, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Talmadge, San Diego, CA
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I haven't had a landline for 10 years, I just don't need it.
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Old 05-16-2017, 04:34 PM
 
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I converted my landline to a VOIP phone a few years back.
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Old 07-01-2017, 07:36 PM
 
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I think about half of the so called landlines are VOIP. there are very few traditional copper lines anymore. They are ridiculously expensive.
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Old 07-01-2017, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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I think about half of the so called landlines are VOIP. there are very few traditional copper lines anymore. They are ridiculously expensive.
Not that many people have VOIP. Not that many people even know what VOIP is. In my town everyone, as far as I know who had a landline is a copper one. Now my dtr does do VOIP, but it is as an adjunct to her cell phone just to link up three numbers to ring on three lines of service. And honestly, why have VOIP if you have good cell service? You're not saving any money. I get all my calls on my iPhone. Anywhere and anytime. No computer needed.

Why have VOIP when you are tied down to being at home to receive a phone call? I don't have to be at home to receive a phone call. Thus the beauty of the Mobile phone.
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Old 07-01-2017, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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Not that many people have VOIP. Not that many people even know what VOIP is.
I believe that PacoMartin was referring to people that have VOIP without knowing it, by bundling "home phone" through their cable companies.
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Old 07-01-2017, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Boring suburb in the North
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Well, yes, but what about all those folk who have good service, but view the land line as being a Real Phone and the cell as just something to use for travel or car emergencies.

"Over half of households" is way less than the 90-95% of households who have decent or better coverage c
Our landline come with our cable bundle for 7 bucks. There is one in every room and I like it.covers LD
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Old 07-01-2017, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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I believe that PacoMartin was referring to people that have VOIP without knowing it, by bundling "home phone" through their cable companies.
Oh. Yea. OK Thanks.
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:51 AM
 
Location: Beverly Hills
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we had landline around 8 years back but we removed it because of spam calls from advertisers.
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:48 AM
 
Location: A State of Mind
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Yes. A traditional one and I prefer it, having three extensions. But I am older and have been in one place a long while. I once paid for added features that I later determined I did not need and removed, buying a new answering machine a few years ago. I also have a Phone Co. discount and luckily, I do not get as many telemarketing calls as others seem to, either. (I am resisting the package deals and don't want an Internet / cable phone line, either). I have a Cell for when away and for long-distance.
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:47 AM
 
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We keep one because my mother refuses to carry her cell phone all day.
How does a land phone solve that problem? If she's home she doesn't need to carry cell phone. If she needs to carry cell phone then she's not home and can't use land phone.
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