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A phone poll

Dh and I are thinking about getting rid of our landline to save some money. This would leave us with our two cell phones but no home phone. I am used to life without a landline (college anyone?) but Dh has never been without.

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    I don't think I've had a landline for over 10 years.
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    We went all through college and about a year and a half after college with just cell phones.  The only time we had issues was in college when people wanted a local phone number and I didn't have one, but now my cell phone is a local number. And overall we really didn't have any issues.  We just got a landline recently since we got our house, plus I like that people can call "us" instead of just him or me. We have already been forced to talk to each other's family members more than before :) which is better than it sounds. Also, at least in St. Louis, the emergency dispatchers and such couldn't always pinpoint where a cellphone call was coming from, so we thought a land line would be better for emergencies at home at least, but since then legislation has passed to improve technology on that front, so hopefully that won't be an issue.
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    N and I both have cell phones. A landline would be a waste of money for us. When we buy a house, we'll get one but we are in an apartment now and it'd be a hassle.
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    We just have our cells now.  In the future, like once we have kids, if they still exist I may reconsider having a landline.  However, I am tempted to say that eventually they may just die out.
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    We only have a landline because it's cheaper to have the tv/internet/phone bundle.
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    Yeah, when we signed up it was $99 for the bundle, we are now paying $181 for the bundle. There really isn't anyone else we can use in this apartment so its time to start cutting (and praying we'll move soon).

    On a side note: I just saw the couple who bought the condo next to ours. I really wanted to tell them to run away. Today happens to be a day when they are doing work on the electric box so the electricity kept cutting out. The couple asked if that was normal and I was like "yeah...pretty much."

    I am also officially the only non-asian in my apartment complex...
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_phone-poll-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:9Discussion:7841bb3a-174b-4fec-9e32-467ed72536ddPost:8c36d87e-cc00-45f9-bdf4-806f98c6a034">Re: A phone poll</a>:
    [QUOTE]Sucrets, that's why we original had it, but our bundle keeps going up and up... if we cut out the phone we'll be saving at least $50 a month.
    Posted by katiewhompus[/QUOTE]

    We tried to get rid of it because it was shitty and we didn't use it, but it would have been only $2 less a month to get rid of it.  For that littler, we decided to keep it...and they fixed the connection.  I fuucking hate Comcast.
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    We have a landline bundled with our internet and tv. But we just got rid of our second landline. Since we moved in together, we've had one landline for us and one for me as a work line. But DH almost exclusively uses his cell phone now so it had turned into one landline for my personal use plus one for my business use plus my cell phone and his cell phone.

    So when we got him a new smart phone (and increased cell phone charges), we decided to get rid of our house landline and turn my work phone into my work phone/our personal phone. It's still basically just my phone since we rarely get calls for him on that line anymore.

    I've had a cell phone for nearly a decade, but I hate to "chat" on it. It's not comfortable to me and no matter how good the phone, it never sounds as good as a landline to me (yeah, I'm old, what can I say?).
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    Sucrets, Comcast is THE BANE of my existence.  I cannot express how much I dislike them.  Their customer service is useless.
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    We have a landline because it's cheaper with the cable bundle.  But I don't own an actual phone, so there's no way to use it.  I have no idea what the phone number is.  
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    tenofcups- I totally agree with you about chatting actually. They're too thin and not comfy to use without hands I don't think. I don't like bluetooth because I'm weird and don't want to look like I'm talking to myself, and if it were up to me I'd probably have one of those squirrel phones to keep between my ear and shoulder all day.
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    This is what I mean by squirrel phone by the way. I've always though the shoulder rest thing looks like a squirrel tail:




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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_phone-poll-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:9Discussion:7841bb3a-174b-4fec-9e32-467ed72536ddPost:c69c79be-98e6-4907-ab11-71ab802ac3e6">Re: A phone poll</a>:
    [QUOTE]Sucrets, Comcast is THE BANE of my existence.  I cannot express how much I dislike them.  Their customer service is useless.
    Posted by kate51485[/QUOTE]

    I FUUCKING HATE COMCAST!!!!!!!!!!!

    DH talked to some really nice guy recently, though.  He was personable and helpful and DH was really impressed.  Everyone else has sucked, though.
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    We do not have a landline, and we don't plan on getting one, but I really wish I had an excuse to get a badass antique phone.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_phone-poll-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:9Discussion:7841bb3a-174b-4fec-9e32-467ed72536ddPost:effaa21e-3785-4669-9b75-a751b2ebd603">Re: A phone poll</a>:
    [QUOTE]This is what I mean by squirrel phone by the way. I've always though the shoulder rest thing looks like a squirrel tail:
    Posted by tlv204[/QUOTE]

    I was wondering what a squirrel phone was! I remember having a phone like that way back at one of my jobs (I SAID I'm old <img src="http://cdn.cl9.vanillaforums.com/downloaded/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-tongue-out.gif" border="0" alt="Tongue out" title="Tongue out" />). My office phone is actually the kind with a cord (though no tail) so I can rest it comforably on my shoulder when I interview on the phone. It still sounds best to me of all our phones, even though we have cordless all over the house so I can roam around.
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    We ditched our landline a year ago.  Best.decision.ever.  It was just after the Vets called us for the 395729th time in a week to donate to them.  (not that I'm anti veterans, I'm just anti annoying computer calls).  Our number was on the Do Not Call list, and updated after however many years.

    And it saved us $50/month.  No one ever called it that wasn't a telemarketer, family/friends called our cell phones.  We have good cell service, so I haven't missed our landline one bit.
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    Who needs a landline when you get free long distance on your cell phone?

    We actually have a landline (because the package deal was cheaper) but no phone. The call pops up on the tv and they're all telemarketers anyway. Bet they're pissed they can't ever get through!
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    No landline here.  The only way I'd get one back is 1) having kids, or 2) working from home.
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    We only have cell phones, but when we have kids, we'll add the landline.
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    We have it, just because it's cheaper to bundle phone, cable, and internet than to just have cable and internet.  People call for Wes on the landline but rarely for me.  I like it because I don't like to give my cell phone number out to the bank, credit card companies, etc, so I give them the land line number and never have to actually talk to them when they call.
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    We haven't had a landline in about three years. There's really no point.

    We'll probably get a landline if we have kid(s) for 911, etc.
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    Fiance kept the landline for TIVO purposes. But we also give it to people we know we dont want to give our cell numbers to, cause it goes straight to an answering machine.
    Me personally I always kept a landline in my home before I moved in with him for emergencies. I've always kept a regular phone instead of a wireless. Because you never know when the electric goes out and you needed something.

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    We are debating about dropping the landline, too.  But I'll miss my super cute Pottery Barn "rotary" phone, I admit it.
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