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    I got rid of my land line a few months ago, it was a waste of money really, since I'm already paying for cell phone service with Verizon. I don't even use up my 700 minutes a month on that.


    Anyone else still have land lines, and use them a lot?


    Or have you gone way of the cell phone too?
     
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    Amanda Calm as a Hindu cow

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    I only use a cell phone too. It's nice to know I virtually can't miss a call.
     
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    We got rid of our land line about three years ago.
     
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    This is del's phone:


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    do any americans still have rotary phones?
     
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    only use cell phone and I am about ready to throw mine out the window!
     
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    del does! :lol:
     
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    Anguille Bane of the Urbane

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    I have about six of them even older and fancier than del's. They all work. But now they are gathering dust. I got rid of the landline about 5 years ago when the AOL dial up service we were using caused us to get extra charges even though AOL denied up and down that they rerouted calls.
     
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    My mom and dad have two; one upstairs that's white and one in the basement that is almond colored. I get dibs on them in the will. :D
     
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    Hubby and I each have a cell phone but rarely use it. I use mine mainly for work (so I can turn it off and not get bugged by sales reps at 10 at night). I text college kid some but I'm not much of a phone talker to begin with. My mother can't fathom this as she was born with a phone connected to her ear. We just went cordless a few years ago (due to kid issues) but still have two land lines, cause we had them so we use them. I loved rotary phones; the whole dial thing and the weight and shape of the handset part of the phone. I don't like these cordless and cell phones; I can't cradle them on my shoulder and talk like with a rotary phone. Bah! lol

    Hmmm, EZ you have given me food for thought. Maybe we should get rid of the land lines altogether and just go cell. We use Virgin mobile pay as you go but college kid has Verizon; maybe I should look into a family plan - might be cheaper than having VM and land lines.

    Amanda - your point of not missing a call (or being 'reachable' 24/7) is the exact reason why I don't like cell phones. Probably just me though. :)

    Question - we need a land line for our desk top for DSL for internet. If we bagged the land lines, what are the internet options? Cable? Is a phone line required for this?
     
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