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Discussion in 'Forum for Polls' started by Salty, Jan 20, 2008.
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I have VOIP. I had POTS for a long time but that can't hold a candle to VOIP.
I've made it about 5 years without a cellphone and:
we always have milk and eggs at the house.
I've never missed an emergency.
My wife has not imploded because it took an extra 30 minutes for me to get home from the office.
Everyone who counted on me for a ride got it.
I did not implode because I went to get someone and they no longer needed a ride.
Nobody left the church because I did not call them back right that very minute.
I didn't have to walk around in public looking like I was talking to myself with a blue light glowing in my ear.
Never felt unimportant.
We have one landline ONLY because sometimes, one of my kids needs to call collect...otherwise, I could do without it.
One cell phone and the only reason I have that is because I travel out-of-state by myself. It makes me feel like help is always available and, with my health problems, getting help quickly is important to me.
That is so funny!!!
We now have one landline but we did once have two when my DH had a business that he ran in the home.
We have multiple cell phones - DH has one and the teen girls and I each have one. The ones that the girls and I have are the Virgin Mobile phones which are the prepaid ones and the girls get $20 every 3 months and I get $30 every 3 months. The girls are out of the house with school and activities and there are no longer pay phones anywhere. I have it so when I'm at the barn riding and fall, I can call someone if needed. I also will leave the kids home at times (the teens are 15 and almost 18) so I just feel better with giving them the ability to get a hold of me if needed.
Oh - and the fax machine we have is a leftover from the business.
One of the reasons I have a land line is so that I can have internet. I have DSL, which is a lot cheaper than cable around here. But it requires a landline, even though it isn't the old dialup internet.
We also have cell phones. Very useful. No long distance fees when you call someone else even in another state who has the same cell phone plan.
We also have a fax attached to the landline.
We have talked about doing away with the landline, but there are still some reasons we feel we need to keep it for a while longer. Right now we have it pared down to just local with no frills.
Ron has a company cell and I have one. One of the reasons I like the cell is that it identifies every number. I don't answer calls if I don't know who they are from. Even on the land line. Folks that know me know I screen calls and hollar for me On the cell, they leave a message if they are calling from an odd number and I can call back right away. No message, I don't call back.
We do the same for DSL. We can get a phone line with DSL for cheaper than just cable internet alone.
We use the land line for local calls, and we use the cell phones for long distance.
When I lived in a rural area, this meant that I almost never used my land line because hardly anyone or anything was in my local calling area. Now, however, I am in a metropolitan area with an extensive calling zone.
The land line is mine.
The cells are GO phones for the kids. They get $15 a month, but here again these phones are for MY convenience. That way I know when one needs picked up.
I also don't believe that anyone needs to talk to me while I'm at Walmart!
We have a land line, two cells (was three, but our daughter moved out a while back), and a DSL internet connection.
I wouldn't have a problem ditching the land line, but I wouldn't want either of our cell numbers published. Many people need to contact us and have to look us up in the phone book, so the land line has to stay in some way, form, or fashion.
The internet connection isn't even up for discussion.
Internet communication would be an impossible luxery without a land line. Also, we have areas here where cellphone won't work. And if we lose power, which does happen every now and then, the only way to get help is with a land line.
1 landline, 2 cell phones, 2 computers, 3 TV's, 2 DVD players, one jamming stereo system, 3 mp3 players, 6 fish, 1 wire fox terrier, 1 dwarf african clawed frog, a washer, a dryer...oops, am i going to far?:laugh:
You didn't tell the square footage, the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, how big a garage and how many living areas.
I guess I should have listed cell phones but they don't work at home. No reliable signal.
Results may be skewed due to home office and two teenagers ---
4 cell phones
2 land lines
1 DSL with router
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1 land line with DSL internet connection, it is cheaper than cable
3 cell phones, we just switched from Virgin Mobile to a T-mobile family plan.
We went to cell phone , because one line land cost the same as the 2 cells.