Post # 47
@This Time Round: But do you have a cordless phone? The phone line will stay up but the cordless phone needs power, I think.
We actually have an old style (non cordless) phone around the house and one time we plugged that in during a power blackout, I think.
Post # 48
@This Time Round: Do you know where you can still buy a basic landline phone? Ours is all cable or whatever it’s called for phones, so we wouldn’t have any paid service if our power was out, but I want one just for 911 service.
Post # 49
To @pineapplez17: lol, as a child of the 1960s, when talking on the phone was all the rage (people would literally chat for hours on end)… I have to agree that talking on a landline phone… with a regular handset is waaaay more comfortable (and also better for you), than a cell phone.
Having been a kid in that timeframe, and also having had kids of my own, I never regret having a landline phone.
Kids, especially teenage girls can talk endlessly on a phone !!
Post # 50
To @AB Bride: I just mentioned Bell & Rogers cause they are the biggest players here in Ontario… I am sure there are others.
Lol, Obviously you live in a newer home than we do. We just have the hook ups for cable & phone… when new stuff came along (comes along) we always have to have someone in to do a rewire / addition.
Post # 51
@This Time Round: All I know is that our router is only plugged into the wall through a regular outlet, haha. That is the extent of my knowledge of our computer networking 🙂
Post # 52
We live in Calgary and we only have cell phones. I haven’t had a land line in around 5 years
Post # 53
My sister keeps nagging me to get a landline, (because we talk to eachother so much, it eats up my minutes on my cellphone,) but I’m trying to keep costs down, and not ADD bills to our pile.
My parents only use their landline. Their answering machine is classic confused-70-year-old message too. At the end of my mom’s message, you can hear my dad in the background say, “Now what?” and my mom says, “then you press the…” and that’s the end of the message. Haha.
I feel like when/if my Fiance and I have kids someday, maybe we should get a landline? I don’t know.
Post # 54
To @paula1248: We used to have a several phones… including a couple of cordless ones (when we had our home landline)… and they would die when the power went off. But we’ve ALWAYS had a basic phone (at least one) in the house that would work. As I said, there was some sort of campaign here post 9/11 and I became more aware of that then.
Post # 55
This is us except that we have cox cable. It was honestly cheaper for us to bundle and get the phone…and then they gave us free HBO.
But we never use the land line lol.
Post # 56
@This Time Round: also true of those of us who were preteens/young teens in the 90’s! (I was born in ’87) I would spend hours on the phone, sometimes nightly! And even when I was really little I loved the phone. I actually remember having phone conversations with my friend when I was 5. Fun times!
Post # 57
To @pineapplez17: true story. I was in Grade 9 or 10… early 1970s. My Parents went out to a New Years Eve Party around 7:30 or 8 PM.
We had ONE phone in our house, it was in the Kitchen. And it had a super long curly cord on it… so you could move around the room (Mom liked to talk on the phone with her GFs and prep dinner etc).
Anyhow, My Parents left for the party, and I was on the phone with a friend… they came home around 2 AM, I was still on the phone… now seated comfortably on the floor with an assortment of snack foods, my portable radio, etc…
AND I was on the phone with the same person, same conversation. We had been listening to the year end Top 100 Countdown on the radio… yaking about the music, Christmas Break, what we got for presents, school, boys etc… my parents were a bit stunned to find us still talking for about 5 or 6 hours… but it is what we did.
Lol. Great memory.
Post # 58
- Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church
We live in Nashville, and we both have cell phones. I use Skype when I’m talking to my friends and family in California and Washington.
Post # 59
We just have cell phones. For us, it’s more convenient than landline.
Post # 60
@This Time Round: My parents still have a land line (I moved out in Feb) but usually only bill collectors call and maybe a few other people…in my apartment my fiance and I only have cell phones..my mother would say its important to have a landline and especially one hooked to the wall (with the cord) in case the power goes and and your cell dies you still have a phone to call people in case something happens…she has a good point but she also worries a lot…when Fiance and I eventually buy a house we still probably will just use our cell phones
Post # 61
No landline, and never will. I’m sure that those will eventually become a thing of the past as the older generations die off. Nobody my age has one.