I have literally unplugged the phone from my wall and only use my home phone with my internal answering machine. My friends and family can reach me on my cell if needed. Telemarketing is beyond ridiculous and I find it very frustrating and invading of my home life. It is nothing less than excessive. We will probably be disconnecting our home phone in the very near future...the problem is I don't want to release my cell number to anyone except family or friends. If I do, the calls will then begin to come to my cell.