Should I cancel my home phone and just use my cell phone?

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  1. securityproducts3 profile image38
    securityproducts3posted 6 years ago

    Should I cancel my home phone and just use my cell phone?

  2. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 6 years ago

    l use a cell for emergencies only.  I have a landline and will keep it.  I only buy minutes for cell when I need them.  Stop and think, if you have an emergency, what are you going to do without a landline phone when your cell minutes are gone, you forgot to charge it up, or if it got dropped and is not working etc?  Also, what about your Internet service, do you need a home phone for that.

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      Larry Wallposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      All excellent points. As a resident of Louisiana, where we lose power when Hurricanes hit, regular telephones will often keep working. Internet phones go out with the power. Cell phones cannot be recharged, except by running your car. Keep the landli

    2. ShootersCenter profile image72
      ShootersCenterposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Last time a hurricane came thru our area of Florida the land lines went down for several days but the cell phones worked. I think it really depends on how much you use your phone.

    3. securityproducts3 profile image38
      securityproducts3posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      This is a great point, I guess I was just saw myself not using it much, and saw an easy expense to cut. I think I'll keep it though because of what you said. Thanks for the input

  3. bernard.sinai profile image82
    bernard.sinaiposted 6 years ago

    Nowadays, you don't have much use for a home phone with so many communication devices around. However, like LindaSmith1 says, it would be a good idea to have them around just in case of an emergency.

  4. oldhorse profile image65
    oldhorseposted 6 years ago

    I think that if I have a cell phone and an Internet provider, I don't really need a land line.  If the Internet has problems, I can call about it on my cell phone.  If the cell phone has problems, I can use Skype, or some other IP based telephony.  Skype also has the advantage of cheap international calling.  When I am overseas, I just need to get wifi access and then I can make local calls for a few cents.  My cell phone is quad band.  So, it works almost everywhere, except Japan, and completely undeveloped places.  The problem with that is that my provider charges a buck something a minute for international roaming.  So, I just take it along as a backup.


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