(Closed) For those that have a land, phone line – why do you have it?

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 31
2188 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We tried just having our cell phones but it’s a safety issue when my phone is dead or doesn’t work in certain parts of the house–especially when Darling Husband works nights and I have the kiddo’s to take care of by myself so we added a land line.

Post # 32
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Never know what may happend. Just to have a backup and for business and family. Depends on the person we just keep both.

Post # 33
1317 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Because it came with our internet package (which was cheaper with it). But we never use it and right now, the phone’s not even connected.

Post # 34
1941 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

@msgraphics:  Exactly.

We have it bc we live in the boondocks and it’s needed for our security system. Do note most security providers these days do have the ability to go through your cell. 

Post # 35
7776 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

We are required to have one for our internet. : We don’t even have a phone connected to it.

Post # 36
3686 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I called 911 from my cell once to report a car on fire in the middle of an intersection while I drove home from work.  I live in a suburb.  My call went to the emergency center in the big city close to me.  Then they had to re-route the call to my county sheriff’s department (different county than where I live).  It took forever.  Unless I’m trying to flee my house, I don’t want to make an emergency call on my cell again.  

Also, Darling Husband likes to get comfortable when he’s home — he takes off his pants and walks around in his boxers.  He tends to leave his cell phone in his pants pocket in the bedroom.  I can’t get in touch with him when he does that.

We got rid of our land line years ago, but I want to get it put back in.

Post # 37
1430 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

We had one but got rid of it. It was costing us an extra $30 a month and we only used it like once a month, if that. I have skype on my phone, so for $3 a month I can call my family back in the US as much as I want. Plus, our wiring in our apartment was so messed up, that I hate where we had to put our phone, which was in the kitchen on the countertop that houses my beloved tea kettle.

Post # 38
4044 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have a landline for emergencies (in case the power goes out). Cleveland was at the center of the big blackout a few years back (thanks first energy!) so it is important to be. I don’t have long distance ( we use cell phones for that) so it only costs a few dollars a month.

The bonus is, I  can use my landline number for junk mail and other telemarketing things. I always know if my celll rings that iT’s a personal call.

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