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    I moved out on my own back in 2004 and I had a cell only. It was a lot cheaper. But 8 months ago, I got DSL in my apartment and I had to get the landline as well My only other option is cable but I cannot accept outages on the internet... a storm came through in April and I was without cable for 4 days so I guess I am tethered for now LOL

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    I didnt drop ours, we just never got one when we moved in. It's been 3 years and I see no need for a land line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhanson
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    We only keep ours due to having dsl otherwise we have contemplated on cancelling the landline. We were able to do it for a year before (like 7 years ago though)
    Just for the record, all the carriers I've delt with will supply DSL without a "dial-tone". In other words, a "dry" DSL line. One of these is usually about $10/mo more than if you simply added DSL to your existing voice line.

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    One of the reasons that I (and perhaps many others) was (are) reluctant to drop the landline is that your cell becomes your primary number on everything you submit, and will eventually find its way to telemarketers, politicians and charities. Then the incessant calls begin. (With or without being on the DNC list)

    But I discovered that on my phone (Dare) and other Verizon phones, it is possible to set it up so that only those on your contact list can ring through. (I'm assuming all others go to voicemail, but I haven't tried it).

    Being able to create that kind of "White List" on a cell phone is a plus.

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    In California I had DSL from Verizon Communications without having a landline, and here in AZ I have DSL from Qwest without having a landline.

    If a telecom company says you need a landline to have DSL methinks they are just trying to milk another service out of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenagainster
    One of the reasons that I (and perhaps many others) was (are) reluctant to drop the landline is that your cell becomes your primary number on everything you submit, and will eventually find its way to telemarketers, politicians and charities. Then the incessant calls begin. (With or without being on the DNC list)

    But I discovered that on my phone (Dare) and other Verizon phones, it is possible to set it up so that only those on your contact list can ring through. (I'm assuming all others go to voicemail, but I haven't tried it).

    Being able to create that kind of "White List" on a cell phone is a plus.
    I am starting to see that feature more and more on phones, and features that you can send certain numbers to voicemail right away too. I bet it will eventually come on every phone.
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    I dropped my landline as soon as dry-line DSL became available in my area. The cable company here does not offer internet service so I am locked to DSL. It has been about a year and a half since going wireless-only but I have no regrets. Verizon let me port my home number to my existing line so that I wouldn't lose my number. That was important to me because I have been using the same number for 15 years and I didn't have to send out notices to friends/family/co-workers about a number change. I also have an XLink bluetooth gateway so all my home phones work with the cell. I can't imagine ever going back to POTS.

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    we are on the verge of dropping our landline, but its tied into our phone/internet/cable package so it would actually cost us more a month (so my parents say..) if we dropped the phone and moved to another package. plus we've had the same landline number for almost 30 years. my opinion would be to port it to another line on our plan but thats just me.
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    If it were up to me I would no longer have a land line. My wife insists that we have one because she says that the cell phone gives her a headache if she talks on it for to long.
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    I ditched the land line for a cell phone. The cost works out to be the same, but the convenience is much better. I got tired of playing phone tag when I got home from work and listening to..."You have 8 messages" It became pointless having a home phone.


    The only real drawback is when my cellphone has problems and I have to call for tech support from another phone. I ended up realizing I needed a back up phone so I went with the magic jack phone (it is an internet based phone).


    For me, having a backup phone is great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moderator HF 9
    If it were up to me I would no longer have a land line. My wife insists that we have one because she says that the cell phone gives her a headache if she talks on it for to long.
    Have you considered trying the XLink BT. If it is the physical feeling of the cell for long periods that is uncomfortable to her this just may be the solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quint101
    I moved out on my own back in 2004 and I had a cell only. It was a lot cheaper. But 8 months ago, I got DSL in my apartment and I had to get the landline as well My only other option is cable but I cannot accept outages on the internet... a storm came through in April and I was without cable for 4 days so I guess I am tethered for now LOL
    Let me guess, you have AT&T for DSL?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moderator HF 9
    If it were up to me I would no longer have a land line. My wife insists that we have one because she says that the cell phone gives her a headache if she talks on it for to long.

    you talk!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tylerrocks09
    Let me guess, you have AT&T for DSL?
    No, I have Embarq for DSL... Comcast is the cable company...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moderator HF 9
    If it were up to me I would no longer have a land line. My wife insists that we have one because she says that the cell phone gives her a headache if she talks on it for to long.

    I get a headache if my wife talks to me to long

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