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  • We don't have a home phone and use our cell phones exclusively. It saves on money and the frustration of telemarketers. My mom still has a home phone and it seems like all she gets is calls from companies. I say, get rid of it.
  • i got rid of my home phone along time ago
  • we dont hav a home phone either. my hubbers n i just use our cell phones. i think it ends up working out the same tho. u dont get charged long distance if u use ur phone on the weekend to call long distance or even after 9pm.
  • I haven't had a land line in about 4 years.
  • I've been cell-only since 2004. It works fine for me, but I have been considering going back to land-line only since it's cheaper. If it weren't for SMS I'd have done so already; I just don't like the phone, so I don't really talk on it enough to make it worth the cost.
  • About 2 years ago I stopped land line service and I've never regretted that. I have 1000 minutes/month of service on my plan, and haven't ever exceeded that. My family members all have the same provider so calls to/from them are free at any hour. It's also nice that I don't have roaming charges when travelling. I can't think of a down side.
  • ditto-gave up a land line over eight years ago-havent missed it--just my thoughts---smile and enjoy the night
  • We are a cell and VOIP family. My wife uses VOIP for work, and cell for a combination of work and personal. I have a cell only. We are saving about $50 a month now. Two issues with converting for us is that we had to notify all of our friends and family, and we had DSL service through the phone company, so we had to find a DSL provider that could provide what is called a dry line. Best part is less telemarketing and single contact numbers for us.
  • Got rid of house phone in July of 07. Don't miss it, don't need it and don't get bothered. We have DSL and the line still comes in the house, just doesn't get the ability to call in or out. My husband figured this all out.
  • I have not used a landline phone, cable TV, or DSL in the last two+ years (since August 2005). I easily could, but I just don't need them. At first I was worried about dropping the landline phone, because in my whole life it seemed so permanent! I wasn't sure if I would always have good cell reception, or miss calls. But it works just fine. No need for a cordless phone or an answering machine anymore. And I don't really watch network TV, so cable is useless. High-speed internet is available for free all over my city. So many people have WiFi routers in my neighborhood that I have four networks to choose from. Movies, music, email, and the web are all available for free just through unsecured WiFi spots. Because I use a prepaid cellphone, with no contract and no bills, I pay only for whatever phone calls I use. If I don't use the cellphone for a while, it doesn't cost a dime! I keep my phone charges to a bare minimum by making most of my calls using Skype.com, through WiFi. Free long distance calls any hour of the day. I consider telephone and cable to now be obsolete. I browse the internet, or make phone calls, or watch movies several hours a day, but the total cost for all my communications and media is about $20 a month. There is no contract, no credit check, no security deposit, no monthly bills to hassle with, and my name is not attached to any of it. So, in every way, there really are no strings attached.
  • On May 23, 2003 I gave up my home phone and went cell-only. We have cable internet, so DSL not necessary. Haven't looked back.
  • I haven't had a separate land line for a couple of years. It works fine for me. The only problem is if you only have one phone, you either have to leave it for the people in your house or take it and leave them phoneless -- unless you have a family plan or something similar.
  • If you've only gotten four calls on the landline in the last 3 months, I think you should get rid of your landline, definitely. I still have both, but I use my cell phone MUCH more. There are upsides and downsides to each...like the cost of minutes, or embarassing situations when your cell phone goes off. Sometimes it's easier to be able to put people off by telling them to call your home phone...and just let them constantly leave messages :)
  • I recently got dry loop dsl, this is a phone line that has no telephone service but just internet. it cost 1/4 the price i was paying for a landline + internet. I use my cell for my phone service at home.
  • My hubby and I have used only cell phones for the past 3 years. I haven't talked to a telemarketer since then. It's great and I would never have a land line again.
  • My husband and I mostly use our cell phones, and that has worked for years.
  • Our regular phone has been disconnected for 2 weeks now and we have not needed at all. With the cell phone we can do everything we need to.
  • Yeah just like the others, I also gave up on my home phone a few years back and only use my cell phone for receiving calls and calling locally. And for additional savings, I use Onesuite.com for of my long distance calls to further save on bills. Cell phone rates are pretty expensive compare with what I am getting with Onesuite on long distance calls whether domestic or international (like less 2 cents per minute calling Canada and U.K.)
  • Cell only here. Sometimes I'd like a land line. Hard line is more secure. Anything transmitted over the air is easily plucked. Home phones just have to many charges that cells give free. I have unlimited nationwide long distance with unlimited texts for about 55 bucks a month. Don't need another phone bill to go with it. If you go cell only, get a headset so when on long calls you can keep the cell phone away from your body. The warmer they get the more radiation they are emitting. Ever wonder why most people in congress don't even use cell phones. They know they are not completely safe.
  • The only calls I get on my landline tend to be spam. Unfortunately I need the phone line for my broadband connection.
  • Cell only since 2004. If I need a hardline for sensitive stuff, I use the one at work. I know nobody under 30 that has a hardline. Even the phone booths have disappeared.
  • I used my cell only for a while, but the bills were outrageous, and now that I've moved, I have poor reception in my house. (I think it's the sound proofing materials.) I need my landline. When I didn't have one, I didn't have any issues except the bill, but from the sounds of it, yours wouldn't change save those four phone calls. I would say go for it. It sounds like something that will save you money.
  • Many people don't use a land line any more. If you don't have a fax at home, if you don't have security systems that use a land line or a cable or satellite TV system that uses the phone for firmware updates, etc., you could be just fine relying on the cellphone. If you want to keep your existing number, some carriers will let you convert your phone number, you then get an adapter that plugs into your home broadband network and your conventional phone plugs into the adapter - goes out through the internet and their cellular network instead of a conventional phone line with traditional charges. But if everyone calls your cell phone already it's probably not worth the effort and you can go wireless only.
  • I haven't used a home phone, land line, since 1999. It was a horrible waste of money and I never used it.
  • People are getting away from land lines more and more nowadays...if you don't need it to fax...really no need to have one....
  • My husband and I have given up our land line for going on 3 years now. It works GREAT for us because everyone was and still do call us on our cells. We have a service that gives us wireless internet, and we really like it. It made NO sense to be paying for it because we did not use it.
  • I did. Since my cell plan includes free long distance it didn't seem logical to keep a landline. The only thing that I'd think would be a strong consideration is if there are smaller children in the house that would not be able to call 911 in the case of an emergency. I've had no challenges at all in the few years I have not had a landline and no bill affiliated.
  • I want to, but, my spousal unit isn't ready to make the leap.
  • I only believe in cellphones!
  • we got rid of our phone two years ago and never have missed them. everyone already called our cell phones. the only people who called the land line were people we didn't want to talk to.
  • I have been thinking about doing the same thing. My bf seems to think that we need the home phone so we can use it when our cell phones aren't free but even when people do call us on it we usually aren't home and I always forget to check the messages so it's pretty much useless.

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