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Old 07-19-2018, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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Isn't a landline like $10 a month now?
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Old 07-19-2018, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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More like $20-$25. Long distance is free nowadays though.
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Old 07-19-2018, 10:43 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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A real land line using copper phone lines? Who knows, I don't know anybody that still has one. As far as a land line using your internet connection, that starts at about $10 a month. Basictalk is $9.99 a month.
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Old 07-19-2018, 10:55 AM
 
Location: West Central Ohio
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A real land line using copper phone lines? Who knows, I don't know anybody that still has one. As far as a land line using your internet connection, that starts at about $10 a month. Basictalk is $9.99 a month.
My parents who are in their 80s still have a landline. We got rid of ours years ago because the only calls were from telemarketers. I read that the polls you see taken are from people with landlines, might be why they are so inaccurate anymore.
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Old 07-19-2018, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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More like $20-$25. Long distance is free nowadays though.
When we got rid of our copper landline five years ago it was $50 a month, plus 7 cents a minute for long distance. We were using our iPhones for long distance. Then I realized the landline was a waste of money. At $20 or $10 a month it’s still a waste of money for us. We do have good reception at our house.
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Old 07-20-2018, 02:31 PM
 
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I remember landline calls being $1 a minute. Wow they were ripping us off
Yea but the quality was mucho better would ya agree??

We have a landline but its thru our cable company..... Calls are dropped all the time..... Its a horrible phone system....I love and miss when we had a reg landline on an actual phone companys network....
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Old 07-20-2018, 03:17 PM
 
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I canceled my landline phone a few days ago. I get my internet through the phone line so I only save $13 a month. I was getting a real good deal on the house phone because I've had it for decades but I can't think of a single reason to keep it.
I was disappointed to learn that I would only save $13 but still decided to do it.
It sure is nice to not have robo calls all day long.
My landline was canceled because the state of Ma gave verizon permission to cancel landlines because verizon refused to maintain copperwire lines anymore. This is happening in other states too. Hidden from the consumer until it happens to you. We didnt have a choice. So we got a phone thru internet using comcast because no way in the world was I giving verizon my business and my money. We still get robocalls all day long.
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Old 07-21-2018, 03:52 AM
 
Location: A State of Mind
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Yea but the quality was mucho better would ya agree??

We have a landline but its thru our cable company..... Calls are dropped all the time..... Its a horrible phone system....I love and miss when we had a reg landline on an actual phone companys network....
Agreed. I still have my original line and really like it. I do not pay for added services and have a discount, so the cost is low (using the cell phone for long-distance). I know if and when I move, I won't likely have this since everything is being switched over to combining with Cable / Internet service and having a different kind of phone.

What some may not know is, if living where there are quakes, the only phone working ultimately would be the older-style landline. (I can imagine the chaos as many will be trying to use cell phones after such). During a recent, lengthy power outage, I could not use the cordless phone either, only the extension phone with a cord to the wall.

So this is the situation we are being placed in.
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Old 07-21-2018, 06:10 AM
 
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Agreed. I still have my original line and really like it. I do not pay for added services and have a discount, so the cost is low (using the cell phone for long-distance). I know if and when I move, I won't likely have this since everything is being switched over to combining with Cable / Internet service and having a different kind of phone.

What some may not know is, if living where there are quakes, the only phone working ultimately would be the older-style landline. (I can imagine the chaos as many will be trying to use cell phones after such). During a recent, lengthy power outage, I could not use the cordless phone either, only the extension phone with a cord to the wall.

So this is the situation we are being placed in.
No, this is the situation you will be placed in...
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce...b_9164866.html
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Old 07-23-2018, 12:13 AM
 
Location: A State of Mind
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No, this is the situation you will be placed in...
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce...b_9164866.html
Yeah, I know.
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