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BCarlyle's avatar

Who still uses a land line telephone?

Asked by BCarlyle (372points) November 15th, 2006
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annibruno's avatar
Nope. Not for 5 years.
williamsburger's avatar
My parents do, but only because they live somewhere that still doesn't have good cell coverage.
gailcalder's avatar
I also live in a rural. sparsely-populated hilly area w. terrible coverage. I can stand on the roof of my car in order to get one bar, briefly. But I get 20 acres of land and gorgeous vistas, fauna and flora so it is a trade-off. No cable either so still have dial-up for computer.
ben's avatar
I don't use it often, but whenever I do, it amazes me how much better it is any cell phone. Sigh.
maggiesmom1's avatar
Yeah...we do. Have thought about just have cell phones but considering how easily I misplace things, it's good to have access to a p hone that doesn't get lost.
occ's avatar
i have one! I use it before 9pm when my cellphone minutes are free. quality is better and I never drop calls.
theabk's avatar
We have a landline because we can get calls on it without any charges to us. Also, if the electricity and cellphones went out, a landline with a cord might still work.
bob's avatar
I don't have a landline, but like Ben, I miss the clarity of the connection. If one cell phone company had clarity like that, I'd switch to them in a heartbeat.
maggiesmom1's avatar
Nobody's claiming landline phones are linked to brain cancer. (from my hubby)
evanthomaspaul's avatar
I always use a land line at work because the clarity is much better. There are many parts of the US with poor cell phone reception where people still use land lines - basically rural states away from major freeways.
nomtastic's avatar
if you are a documentarian (or a spy) and you need to record a conversation, a landline is the way to go.
vered4's avatar
My daughter just moved to Chicago and her building is OLD heavy duty concrete where she has NO cellphone service at all inside. We put in a landline that has unlimited free long-distance since that's what we are all used to on our cells these days!
shenly's avatar
I do for dsl.
gailcalder's avatar
Vital to have a landline w. a cord in areas w. many power outages...usually rural w. lots of old trees and heavily wooded. It happens here (near Berkshires) regularly.
benjiwitz's avatar
might also be good for frequent calls overseas during the day.
nomtastic's avatar
also, when the apocalypse comes your cellphone probably won't work. a landline, however, just might.
zina's avatar
I live in SF (not rural) and ONLY have a landline. In fact my partner and I share it. Hey $3/month beats whatever two cell phones would be. If we're not here, leave a message.
Calista's avatar
I also only have a landline. For $41 a month though, not $3. I feel ripped off.
zina's avatar
i'd feel ripped off too!
gsiener's avatar

Your mom. Seriously.

PIXEL's avatar

I’m using something called Talkspot with Rogers. Whenever I’m at home I get free local calling. Mmm..

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