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Old 01-16-2007, 03:36 PM
Location: The Big D
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We still have a landline and will keep one, kids in the house and all. When we leave we have OUR cell phones and they don't have one. So they could not get us if there was an emergency. And the answer is NO, I am NOT buying my kids a cell phone, I know where they are at all times. I do know several though that have dropped their landline and gone strictly to cell service. It has drawbacks like 911. We have a pretty big house and a phone pretty close by wherever you are in it so if a call comes you can get it or in an emergency no need to hunt for my cellphone to make a call. Plus sometimes the weather can have an effect on service. So for our own safety feeling we have our landline. I only know of two people that dropped their landline that went back to it.
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Old 01-16-2007, 05:08 PM
Location: NJ/SC
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I did this over a year ago and it has saved me money. Only problems I've had were.....lost my phone in an airport so I was with no phone for several days and I've gone over my minutes a few times and my bill was double.

One more thing. I've programmed numbers I called into the phone, so when I lost my phone I also lost some numbers. If you do the switch make sure you write all your numbers in a book or put them somewhere.
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Old 01-16-2007, 05:21 PM
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This is weird. My friend just called me on her cell phone. She said she had a mix up over her bill . Her home phone was turned off. She is really in trouble because she said ,she is already 25 minutes over on her cell phone minutes. At 45 cents a minute she better use the pay phone untill she get's her bill and service fixed.
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Old 01-16-2007, 05:22 PM
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I use my cell phone as the primary phone. I just never had any use for a home phone since I'm not usually home and it's quite cost-effective. I'm trying to go completely wireless in my life and so far it's working great!

When I did have a home phone I rarely used it because all my numbers were programmed on my cell. I made a great decision doing this and I'd recommend it if you have good wireless service in your area.
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Old 01-16-2007, 07:17 PM
Location: Northeast
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Originally Posted by LoveBoating View Post
Do you know of anyone who has had their home phone shut off and uses their cell phone as their only phone? We were thinking about doing this, but wanted some insight from anyone who has/is doing it.
I went half way. I got Vonage. No more Veriscum nonsense, no more crazy bills either. $27 a month total, no more, no less. The service quality is the same, and the features are 1000 times better.

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Old 01-16-2007, 07:45 PM
Location: Vermont / NEK
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Where I live cellular service is spotty at best. I do get a real strong signal at home but unfortunately the tower that gives me that signal is in the next country - aka Canada - making calls too expensive to consider for regular use. Too bad, because I'd drop my landline like a hot potato. I'm going to have to check out Vonage, YapCity

Question: Can microwaves emitted from from cell phones cause bodily harm?
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Old 01-16-2007, 10:23 PM
Location: In exile, plotting my coup
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I have a land line, but most people I know don't and solely use their cell phones. I probably will in the future as well. As someone pointed out, this is very common amongst twentysomethings. There just isn't that much need for a land line anymore.
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Old 01-17-2007, 01:33 AM
Location: Southern Ca but getting out soon
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I could be wrong, but I was told by ? years ago that even if the home owner has no land line, as long as there is still a connection to the house you can plug a phone in and call 911 only. Don't remember if it was a phone company that told me that or some crackhead. It's worth asking next time you are calling your phone company.
We have thought about canceling our landline too but then it is nice to have it for stuff like momof2dfw said. I also worry about earthquakes or whatever natural diaster you may have and your power is out and you can't charge your cellphone battery. I do have a crank charger thing and you can always use your car too but ? I guess I just like spending $40 a month for a landline (that I don't use) for piece of mind??. Plus I only give my cell number to important people. I rather have my house phone ringing with all the people I don't want to talk to then my cellphone.
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:32 AM
Location: Beautiful TN!
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I was under the impression that 911 can track your cell phone, am I wrong? My phone has a location finder thingy that I can turn on or off, my info on my phone tells me 911 can find me even with that thing turned off. Yep, I just looked it was under settings and location - if turned on my company can find me also. So check on your phone......We have been without land line for over a year now, and don't miss it at all. Only time I have had any problems is last spring when a horrible storm blew through, it cut me off while I was talking to my husband who was at work.
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Old 01-17-2007, 10:18 AM
Location: LAS VEGAS, NV
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I Just Turned Off My Land Line. It Was Costing Over $65 A Month. And i Hated The Service anyway...beST Thing I Have Ever Done..beseides Only Bill Collectors Called My On It Anyway....!!!!!!
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