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Have you considered using only a cell phone for service opposed to having a cell phone and a landline?

Response Percent Votes
Yes.
 
86% 1204
No.
 
13% 182
Not sure.
 
0% 12
Total 1398

Comments

mom_of_three 6 years, 1 month ago

We have been landline free for about 2 years, and haven't missed it. Have a great cell phone plan, and the kids all have their own phone. Thought about getting a cell phone for the house when we disconnected the land line, but haven't really needed it. I know I can track down my kids when I need it, and the safety and security of a phone for when I travel. Not that I need to be connected to my family 24/7, but it's nice to have now that my folks are getting older. And when I go on vacation, the neighbors can get a hold of us anywhere, any time in case of an emergency. My kids can call us when they need to or anyone in case of an emergency. My parents and in laws have a cell phone for the same purpose, but they kept their landlines

LadyJ 6 years, 1 month ago

LeslieJeanne-- according to the ATT website lifeline is only available in 6 states and Kansas isn't one of them.

BigPrune 6 years, 1 month ago

Turned off the landline years ago. Saved at least $60 a month. The only downside is when people called my landline the, "We're sorry, the number you have called is either disconnected or no longer in service. Please check the number and try your call again" message came on for months. A little concerned some people might think I was a dead beat.

LiberalDude 6 years, 1 month ago

I haven't had a landline for at least 5 years. I haven't missed it at all and it saved a lot of money.

LeslieJeanne 6 years, 1 month ago

Would not consider using a cell. I will never, never understand those who need to keep in touch 24/7. I actually saw someone using a cell while driving a motorcycle the other day and no, it was not a Harley, it was a riceburner.I get phone service though ATT and because I qualify for their lifelife service, I only pay around ten dollars a month, and that includes the long distance that I use.You might call ATT if you don't know about this.

mwwkw 6 years, 1 month ago

I went mobile-only five years ago. Never looked back. Haven't regretted it at all. Can't imagine why I would need a landline -- instead of faxing, I scan and .pdf send.

mom_of_three 6 years, 1 month ago

And what doesn't cause cancer these days, depending on who you talk to?

ksmax 6 years, 1 month ago

We have used only cell phones for a couple years now, we love it! I do have small children and I have an extra phone added to our account for only $9.99 that stays in the house for emergencies. Working great for us, and we save about $75 a month. GREAT for our family!

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 6 years, 1 month ago

Considered it. Resolved it. Mobile for communication. Landline (number) for all those *required fields-answering system incorporated, to field all the incomings. If I don't recognize the caller and/or a returnable message isn't left, then the handset remains in the cradle, message deleted.

pissedinlawrence 6 years, 1 month ago

I agree this is a stupid poll, haven't used a landline in 7 years

newsreader 6 years, 1 month ago

Really? 2 people are not sure if they have considered it?

bearded_gnome 6 years, 1 month ago

in time of civil disturbance, natural disaster, cell goes down first. have sort of landline, that is the network interface device thingy sunflower has for its phone service.

terrapin2 6 years, 1 month ago

While my wife and I could get by with just our cell phones, we can't make the assumption that the people we trust to baby-sit our kids will have their own cell phones when they are taking care of our kids. Furthermore, if one our babysitters did need to call 911 the dispatcher would automatically know our location based on our home address.As much as I don't like to pay extra for a land-line I think it would be an unwise decision with two small kids in the house. Besides, we don't pay very much for our land-line service through Sunflower.

bearded_gnome 6 years, 1 month ago

now, the number is four who are not sure! do these people suffer from multiple personality disorder, so they don't know what the others are doing? how do you not know!

John Hamm 6 years, 1 month ago

Wish I could but none of the cellular companies want to serve the Vinland Valley area well.Yes, tired 'em all.

aha 6 years, 1 month ago

we already use "only cells" in my house. have not had a landline in 4-5 years.

Navyboi6869 6 years, 1 month ago

I haven't had a land line in over 5 years

workinghard 6 years, 1 month ago

Did you know ATT now offers DSL without requiring the landline? You still plug a phoneline from the computer to the outlet but all you get is internet service. Know some people that are doing this.

CarterFaucheaux 6 years, 1 month ago

I thought everyone did that like 5 years ago?

denak 6 years, 1 month ago

I thought about ditching my landline because I think it is a waste of money. The bill is usually around $58 dollars with most, if not all, of that being all the extra taxes and fees.Unfortunately, as a foster parent, I am required to have a landline so I can't ditch it.But personally, I think it is a huge waste of money.The one upside to having the landline is that I know who exactly is talking to my kids since I don't let them have cells.Dena:0)

Lulu 6 years, 1 month ago

Cell phone users are only cocerned about themselves because having a cell phone makes them think they are impotant we cell phone free persons will get the last laugh when the 20 pound tumours start growing out of your ears where is the humanity in this world with all the criticisms for everybody stop driving while talking and start taking care of our environment the mollecular damage done by the radio waves hurts bats and if you are a man you'r nuts.

KLATTU 6 years, 1 month ago

I've only got a land line. I like knowing my phone is tied to the wall, and can't follow me around. And no brain cancer!

Strontius 6 years, 1 month ago

I hope all of that is in jest, Lulu, because nothing you've said there has any basis in reality or makes any sense. I've always used a cell phone rather than a landline. It just makes economic sense. Why spend more money on something you don't need and for less convenience? What would someone without a cell phone do if their car broke down in the middle of nowhere? What if someone needed to get a hold of you right away because something was terribly wrong in your family? There are many situations where vital information simply can't wait. I love all these "cancer" claims. I guess all those people who don't understand all that newfangled technology has to hide their ignorance somehow. Too bad it's with more of the same.

RedwoodCoast 6 years, 1 month ago

One day my during my early 20's, my parents threw a cell-phone at me and said, "Call us sometime." So I have a cell phone. Only recently have I realized how invasive it can be to have a phone on which people expect to reach you nearly any time of day.I still retain a land-line, but only for internet access.I guess it is just a result of technological innovation. Now if we could only accept that this sort of thing sometimes happens in terms of other technologies, particularly with energy, then we might actually maintain our country's position in the world. We need to go where others have not yet been.I know this has nothing to do with cell phones vs. land-lines, but I feel that one of the circumstantial duties of our next president will be to promote the development of more efficient energy technologies that are marketable and can be exported in our future. It is the moon mission of our era. We need to have this progressive attitude in other areas of our economy. I see that at least one poster here is surprised even at the possibility that people would think a land-line is still an option to be weighed against a cell-phone.

gccs14r 6 years, 1 month ago

Ditched the landline back in 98 or so. Got tired of telemarketers.

Connacht 6 years, 1 month ago

Cell phone numbers are quite easy to track, since they rely on satellite technology which exists in the first place to track. I really think that people who post stories about studies on brain cancer and cell phone use should actually read the article before they post it. Either that, or develop better reading comprehension skills.

Romans832 6 years, 1 month ago

I have a landline, and that's good enough for me. I've never considered giving it up for a cell phone, or adding cell phone service. The only advantage for having a cell phone would be that I could get by with talking to myself and still looking perfectly sane. ;-) As far as people who "have" to get in touch with me, people who really matter to me have my work number, and there is an answering machine at home, as well as e-mail.

LeslieJeanne 6 years, 1 month ago

Let me repeat myself. I live in Lawrence, Kansas. I have a lifeline account with ATT and I pay around ten dollars a month for phone service including long distance. Okay, here is the real gen, straight from the website."Requirements vary by state. If you live in a state that doesn't offer state Lifeline support, you may qualify for federal Lifeline benefits if your household income is at or below the Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG), or you participate in any of these programs:Medicaid Food Stamps Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8) Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) National School Lunch Program's Free Lunch Program Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Customers seeking to qualify for program benefits under the income-based standards are required to provide written documentation of their household income."I know what I get and how much I pay for my phone bill.Gotcha!

trent00 6 years, 1 month ago

As soon as the general public becomes aware of the correlation between brain tumors and wireless phones.....land lines will make a come back.

staff04 6 years, 1 month ago

haven't had a landline in 5 or 6 years.

Janet Lowther 6 years, 1 month ago

I've considered it, and cell phone plans are still to expensive to get rid of the land line. Of course I use the phone line mostly for old-fashioned dialup internet, and It may be busy for hours or days downloading upgrades. I'm going to have to upgrade to broadband eventually, but, not 'till I get moved. . .I do have a cell phone, but it is a prepaid plan, and a grand total of ONCE has it cost more than $25 for three months.Needless to say, I don't use it much. . .

d_prowess 6 years, 1 month ago

For those of you that don't have a cell phone because you don't like the idea of people getting a hold of you anywhere, anytiime: Don't answer the phone if you don't want to talk! I have a cell phone and I ignore calls all the time. I think most people do and now people understand that. I know technology seems to get better every day, but you still can control it!

hawklet21 6 years, 1 month ago

Amen, d_prowess! My cell is usually tucked in my bag or coat pocket, on silent, with the buzzer turned off. If I want to talk, or see if anyone called, I would rather do it on my time than be interrupted. Also, I never have the problem of having my phone ring while I'm driving. I haven't had a land line since moving out on my own... It is pretty nice to keep the same number and not have to deal with switching service when I move around.

coolmom 6 years, 1 month ago

we considered dropping our land line but with children and the address only coming up on a land line in an emergency we decided we would rather be safe than sorry.

triplegoddess13 6 years, 1 month ago

I keep a land line for work to reach me and they don't have my cell number nor will they ever get my cell number. Cell numbers are too hard to track in an emergency and it is so much easier to get help if you have a land line that automatically displays where you are.

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