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We are moving in a few weeks and thinking about getting rid of our land line and just having cell phones.  Have any of you done this?  Are there any cons to doing this?  I’m thinking one less bill is a plus.

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      Tuliplady wrote Mar 17, 2012
    • We did it years and years ago.  I can think of no negatives to it.  We never get telemarketer calls.  And as you say, it’s one less bill.




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      Butterflyrose wrote Mar 17, 2012
    • Yes, here’s a con! Early one morning, my doorbell rang. My former neighbor had left her phone in her hubby’s car and couldn’t call to tell him. She said she would never be without a landline again!

      We plan to always keep a landline.  We rarely use it, but keep it just in case.......long lost family & friends may try to contact us.

      An act of kindness is a gift given
      Butterflyrose

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      Mzd3 wrote Mar 17, 2012
    • We keep ours because of out house alarm, have to have it.




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      UK Girl wrote Mar 18, 2012
    • I don’t know if this is the same in the US but in the UK having no land line affects your credit rating




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      Tuliplady wrote Mar 18, 2012
    • I don’t think it affects it here.  My credit rating has stayed pretty much the same regardless of the phone situations.  I can’t think of any of the younger generation that I know that has a landline phone.  They are fast becoming obsolete.




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Mar 18, 2012
    • We won’t get rid of our land line. We have a lot of power outages over here and sometimes the cell lines get jammed up. We keep one of those old fashioned phones plugged into a land line for emergencies.




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      Raisedbyavillage wrote Mar 19, 2012
    • We got rid of ours years ago, then had a new one for a year and we only received telemarketer calls.  We‘re back to having only cell phones and enjoy the one less bill.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Mar 19, 2012
    • I don’t think it affects your credit here but it seems to me some places will not accept a cell number. Either way we keep a land line and an old fashioned plug in the wall phone for power outages. Like when the east coast and part of mid west lost a few years ago. Knocked out cell towers for over a week.......




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      Msj wrote Mar 19, 2012
    • I did that once. Never again. To many problems with not getting messages, the phone would get hot! Battaries die. blehheartbreak




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      Brimstone1968 wrote Mar 19, 2012
    • We still have a land line.  I saw a report on the tv that when emergencies calls are made it is so much easier to pick up directly where the person is calling from, the cell phone u can determine the area but not the direct location.  About telemarketers I have had 3 calls to my cell in the last two weeks which is surprising.  Using my landline to talk to friends and relatives back in the Caribbean is wayyyyy cheaper than using my cell phone.  Way your options and see what your family needs are.




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      Marya1961 wrote Mar 20, 2012
    • We have a land line and it is much easier having it that way as I don’t give my cell number out to anyone but family and close friends..as far as telemarketer calls, there is a voice message built into the portable phone that announces who it is and I just don’t pick up.




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      Judah1 wrote Aug 26, 2013
    • If you can do both because landline is  good when the power goes out you can use a old phone and keep talking.cells are also good because of everything u can do with them like now I left my charger at someones home I was working in and I don’t have it I had a car charger and it just fell all apart on me now I have to wait to get another but thank God I have another cell phone just shareing




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      Judah1 wrote Aug 26, 2013
    • And a cell you have to keep chargeing it.
      just shareing




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