In this day and age of mobile phones, do you still need the ugly landline phone?

Jump to Last Post 1-16 of 16 discussions (16 posts)
  1. ngureco profile image83
    ngurecoposted 5 years ago

    In this day and age of mobile phones, do you still need the ugly landline phone?

    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/7958365_f260.jpg

  2. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    No. I cannot even remember the last time I had a land line phone. I think they are definitely becoming obsolete.

  3. innerspin profile image93
    innerspinposted 5 years ago

    I much prefer a landline, and only use my mobile for emergencies, such as calling a car breakdown service. I never talk for long on the mobile. You don't need to think about re-charging a landline, or wonder if you can get reception.

  4. atechwiz profile image70
    atechwizposted 5 years ago

    I have not used a landline phone in quite some time.  Unless you consider IP phones a landline.  Then I use one everyday at work.  Personal use though is primarily through my mobile phone.

  5. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    I would love to have a phone like the one in the picture.  Yes, I prefer a landline. I live in an area where cell service is a little iffy.

  6. profile image0
    Copper Manposted 5 years ago

    A land line will work when the electricity goes off, unlike those telephones with remote receivers that have to have electricity to work Cell phones unfortunately have a nasty habit of not working in emergency situations.. I have made sure each floor of the house has at least one land line. When stormy weather takes out the electricity, I can telephone out for information or to communicate with neighbors.

  7. Savio Dawson profile image93
    Savio Dawsonposted 5 years ago

    Oh, nice to see a landline phone.. I would not mind having it... After maybe few years I can sell it for few million dollars!! :-)

  8. profile image0
    Larry Wallposted 5 years ago

    I live in Louisiana. We get frequent hurricanes and we lose electricity. However, most of the land-line telephone service continues (most of the telephone lines are now underground). Secondly, if cell towers are knocked out of commission or you cannot recharge your battery, then the cellphone makes a good paperweight.

    Finally, the quality of the sound on the landline telephones is better than any cell phone I have used.

    One word of warning. I have a landline phone with three extensions, but the main unit has to be plugged into an outlet, so when the power goes out, it does not work. That is why I have an old slimline type telephone that uses no batteries that I plug in and worked even during Katrina and Rita.

  9. cat on a soapbox profile image95
    cat on a soapboxposted 5 years ago

    I've never been a  fan of phones. We keep a landline on the most minimal service billing. I don't like mobile phones. My head feels buzzy after I use it. I prefer texting or e-mail.

  10. Faceless39 profile image92
    Faceless39posted 5 years ago

    It must be 15 years since the last time I used one.  I don't know anyone who has a land line phone.. not even my parents.  But they're good if you live outside of coverage areas.

  11. ladydeonne profile image75
    ladydeonneposted 5 years ago

    I haven't had a land line since 2008.  I use cell phones,Skype and  Gmail.  As individuals are on the go, it just makes sense to carry your phone around with you. I don't have friends who have land lines.  Using my cell phones, Skype and G-phones are more cost effective for me.

  12. cloverleaffarm profile image73
    cloverleaffarmposted 5 years ago

    I will never get rid of my landline. It's not ugly either! Cell phones are a pain in the butt, and I hate when someone calls me on one. The sound breaks up, and I only get part of the conversation. I usually hang up! While cell phones are great for emergencies, I don't want to be "in touch" with everyone at every second of the day. It's intrusive to my life.
    I see all these young people glued to their phones, and find it sad. They think they are "connected", but they have really lost the true connection to people. I truly feel bad for the people that "need" to take their phone with them all the time so they don't miss a call. My goodness, how did we ever survive in "the old days"?

  13. ESPeck1919 profile image93
    ESPeck1919posted 5 years ago

    We have both a land line and cell phones.

    I like having the security of a back up, in case the cell breaks or isn't working for some reason.

  14. profile image0
    Rayne123posted 5 years ago

    Actually that is a cool landline. I seen one at a friends that was so old it now is antique, it was gold in colour.

    I dont care either way. I guess cellphones are good for emergencies.

  15. DDE profile image24
    DDEposted 5 years ago

    A landline is still important to me but off-course a modern kind of phone even though I have a cell phone and other modern devices I am still pleased with the landline.

  16. german83 profile image65
    german83posted 5 years ago

    Actually I don't have a landline since I last move a year ago. And in this WHOLE year I haven't had the need of a landline, so I guess the answer is absolutely not. I guess it depends on each person and his/her circumstances.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)