Post # 31
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
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
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
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
We are required to have one for our internet. : We don’t even have a phone connected to it.
Post # 36
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
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
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.