(Closed) Do you have a home phone?

posted 7 years ago in Home
  • poll: Do you have home phone service?
    Yes, we do have a home phone number : (51 votes)
    28 %
    No, we primarily use our cellphones : (130 votes)
    71 %
    other, please explain : (3 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5496 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    We only have our cell phones, too. I don’t see the need for it and we save money by not having one. 🙂

    Post # 4
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    14496 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I have lived on my own for over 20 years and I have never had a home phone.  FH go one about a year ago for his to call him on, cancelled it one month later.  He actually only had one call on it for the whole month, the phone company to see if he was happy with his service, lol, phone cancelled.

    Post # 5
    Member
    6661 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We have a home phone, but I actually pulled the plug (literally) on it several years ago because we got CONSTANT telemarketing calls. Also, our parents would call it several times a day and leave the LONGEST messages, filling our inbox almost on a daily basis. I cannot tell you how annoyed I get listening to messages in general, but after I’ve specifically told my parents NOT to leave me messages and they totally ignore me, it’s beyond frustrating.

    We recently hooked it back up since the cellphone reception in our apartment is really bad. But we haven’t told anyone about it and have the ringer and answering machine disabled.

    With a cellphone, it’s easier to see who called and when without checking the message..

    Post # 6
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    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I don’t see the point of a home phone – you can only be reached on it if you’re home! Since we live in a big city with good cell reception, it’s just a waste of money.

    Post # 7
    Member
    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We haven’t had a home phone in about 4 years. When we had it, hardly anyone ever called us on it so we cancelled it. We don’t miss having one at all. As long as your cell phone plan has enough minutes to cover all of the phone calls you’ll make and receive, I don’t see the point in paying for a home phone. We have something like 7000 rollover minutes so we’ve never had an issue going over. Besides, pretty much everyone but our parents text us (boy, do I wish they would learn to text) so out of the 550 minutes we have each month, we actually only use something like 150.

    Post # 8
    Member
    971 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    Yes, mainly for business purposes.  We use it to fax contracts and other info. to clients as we both work our of our house.

    Post # 9
    Member
    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We had a home phone and both had cell phones for awhile but it seemed pointless. So the past 4 years we only have had our cell phones – It works well for us!

    Post # 10
    Member
    276 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    First, we didn’t.  But after the catastrophe of wireless failure on 9/11, we now have a land line for the house…

    Post # 11
    Member
    3709 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I have a home phone that nobody ever calls. I have to have it though for my alarm system. I check my VM msgs online whenever I think my mailbox is full but that’s about it.

    Post # 12
    Member
    3943 posts
    Honey bee

    We have a house phone and we HATE it. We never had one before but when we moved into the house we thought we should get one for emergencies. Biggest mistake ever. I honestly dont even know the number (its saved in my cell phone) and we are on the do not call list. We havent given the number out to anyone and we get calls every.single.day.

    Last Sunday the calls started at 7:50 and we got 4-5 throughout the day-maybe even more. We dont have an answering machine so who knows. Anyways, we are going to unplug it and cancel the service. Its like $20 a month for nothing.

    Sorry…that turned into a rant! haha.

    Post # 13
    Member
    153 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We have a home phone because we live in area with bad cell reception, otherwise we wouldn’t have a home phone

    Post # 14
    Member
    128 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    We actually just got a home phone because with Verizon it was cheaper if we added a landline to our cable/internet package. No one ever calls us on it other than our parents and telemarketers. I will still call my fiance on his cell when I know he is home. I wouldn’t have one if it actually cost money.

    Post # 15
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    2090 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I haven’t had a landline since 2001. My husband had one until we canceled it around 2007, it was through the cable company so when the power went out, so did the phone (so it was basically pointless for emergencies).

    I like polls like these because I work for a telecommunications company, and nationally, the landline loss is about 10%/year. It’s interesting to see who still has a land line, and why!

    Post # 16
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    1222 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We have a landline and cell phones. The only reason for having a landline is for the internet. Verizon is a big p.o.s. and they won’t let us have only internet w/out a basic phone service. It’s SO damn frustrating having that extra bill to pay every month, but I can’t do w/out my internet so…

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