Milestone for cellphones vs. landline phones

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  1. Posts : 3,449
       #10

    Geoff Daniell said:
    I will not ever give up my landline connection! They will have to prize the handset out of my hands before they bury me one day!
    Given up on landline a long time ago... in Cape Town we still need it for internet connectivity, but in Durban we have an independant company laying fibre cables through storm-water drainage systems and connecting to homes (no need for phone) - I took a 10meg line, uncapped, unthrottled for less than 500 ZAR p.m...(that's a give-away as my son downloads TB's in games) - we have been cell as long as I can remember regarding phones - diff'rt strokes I know.. but things they are a changing..
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  2. Posts : 3,257
    Windows 10 Pro
       #11

    I gave up my landline years ago. Probably 10+ years ago.

    It's interesting that many businesses are now assuming you are using a cell phone, and link SMS alerts directly to your main phone number, without asking for a different cell phone number (they still have to ask if you want the alerts though)
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  3. Posts : 134
    Windows 10 Home 64bit V1803
       #12

    Gave it up at least 15 years ago! Think I had the cool Motorola StarTac analog!
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  4. Posts : 5,833
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
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       #13

    Superfly said:
    Given up on landline a long time ago... in Cape Town we still need it for internet connectivity, but in Durban we have an independant company laying fibre cables through storm-water drainage systems and connecting to homes (no need for phone) - I took a 10meg line, uncapped, unthrottled for less than 500 ZAR p.m...(that's a give-away as my son downloads TB's in games) - we have been cell as long as I can remember regarding phones - diff'rt strokes I know.. but things they are a changing..
    That's not bad. That's about $37USD. I'm paying $44/mo for 1TB cap, of which I don't come close to using. Get much higher speeds, though at around 48mbps. I can't get unlimited unless I bundle with TV and that would cost me a small fortune. I don't watch TV and stream everything.
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  5. Posts : 3,299
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #14

    Switched to cell only a little over 4 years ago. I'm paying less than I would for a landline. No cell data, but unlimited talk and text.
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  6. Posts : 19
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #15

    Edwin said:
    I have to keep my land line, it's part of my 'Bundle'.
    Last year I had to do the same. But, I tried again this year and ATT freed me from bondage and lowered the bill also. No landlines!!!!
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  7. Posts : 7,128
    Windows 10 Pro Insider
       #16

    I have to keep my land line for two reasons. Where I live the cell signal fades in and out plus the land line is included with my Xfinity plan.
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  8. Posts : 725
    Windows 10 Home - Version 21H1- Build 19043.1266
       #17

    I like my landline phone. It comes as part of a triple play package I have for internet, cable and phone service. It adds little to the cost of the package and phone calls on it basically cost nothing. Since I use an extremely cheap pay as you go $3 a month service for cell phone usage, this cheap landline saves even more money since I don't have to use the cell while at home.

    I also like having a dedicated fixed cordless phone with answering machine unit to deal with these home calls at home - this offers better ergonomics than a cell phone/smartphone - and better call quality and no battery to be concerned about. I can also give out numbers in a way that makes sense to me - who I would give the cell number to and who I would give the home phone number. Lastly, in the event of cellular service being down or overloaded via emergency or catastrophe, which I have experienced in the past, I have an extra phone line and can still communicate.
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  9. Posts : 343
    Windows 10
       #18

    Edwin said:
    I have to keep my land line, it's part of my 'Bundle'.
    If's its part of a bundle it's probably VOIP which is internet phone (digital). Most Internet and TV providers offer this now and it's closer to cellular than the traditional landline which is analog. Well if you have VOIP it requires both power and Internet to be up so it is just as susceptible to disasters as is a cell phone.
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  10. Posts : 261
    Win 10 Home Single Language, Ver 1809, Build 17763.379
       #19

    HippsieGypsie said:
    Oh? How often do you use a landline? And how is cell service there? Millions of towers here, so always get a connection and never lose one.
    Still for many of us the only consistent telephone service available. Bundled with an ADSL connection anyway. To not use it and have an ADSL connection makes no sense at all.
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