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Pike
07-22-2015, 05:00 PM
I feel like most people don't have these anymore. I don't. :shrug:

Shorty
07-22-2015, 05:05 PM
Nope.

escobert
07-22-2015, 05:05 PM
Yes.

Formalhaut
07-22-2015, 06:10 PM
I don't, but my mother does, and it's always going off. I've trained myself not to answer it because it is never for me, and usually for her.

Mr. Carnelian
07-22-2015, 06:31 PM
There's no point having a landline these days. It's just a needless extra expense.

It's cheaper and easier to just have a mobile phone.

Pike
07-22-2015, 06:39 PM
Even my parents dropped their landline like ten years ago haha. I think my grandparents still have one?

fat_moogle
07-22-2015, 06:49 PM
Yes, it comes as part of the Virgin Media bundle that I've got. TV, Broadband and Landline.

It's rarely used, though, unless there are numbers that are needed to be called which are more expensive to call on mobile.

Shauna
07-22-2015, 06:53 PM
Yes, it comes as part of the Virgin Media bundle that I've got. TV, Broadband and Landline.

It's rarely used, though, unless there are numbers that are needed to be called which are more expensive to call on mobile.

I was hoping a fellow Brit would come and answer the question for me, and here we are.

Mr. Carnelian
07-22-2015, 07:13 PM
Yes, it comes as part of the Virgin Media bundle that I've got. TV, Broadband and Landline.

It's rarely used, though, unless there are numbers that are needed to be called which are more expensive to call on mobile.

I was hoping a fellow Brit would come and answer the question for me, and here we are.

Hey, I'm British! :shakefist:

I just think it's a waste of time getting a landline.

escobert
07-22-2015, 07:21 PM
There's no point having a landline these days. It's just a needless extra expense.

It's cheaper and easier to just have a mobile phone.
My land line is $20 a month. Much cheaper than a smart phone plan :p

and yeah, mine was part of a comcast bundle.

Shauna
07-22-2015, 07:27 PM
Hey, I'm British! :shakefist:

I know. You didn't answer the question for me though, so...

Vermachtnis
07-22-2015, 07:35 PM
Even my dad doesn't have one anymore.

FFNut
07-22-2015, 07:46 PM
No, I've ditched mine long ago. It's not logical in today's world.

escobert
07-22-2015, 08:00 PM
No, I've ditched mine long ago. It's not logical in today's world.

Not everyone lives in a city with good cell reception. Hell we don't even have good DSL/cable coverage here and there are many areas with no cell service.

Colonel Angus
07-23-2015, 01:35 AM
There's no point having a landline these days. It's just a needless extra expense.

It's cheaper and easier to just have a mobile phone.
My land line is $20 a month. Much cheaper than a smart phone plan :p

and yeah, mine was part of a comcast bundle.
I swear, I've had to argue over & over again w/ Comcast that I didn't want a landline phone, that I didn't care how good the deal was.

That being said, no I don't have a landline. I barely use my Cellular phone anyway, so I don't need one.

Mr. Carnelian
07-23-2015, 01:39 AM
There's no point having a landline these days. It's just a needless extra expense.

It's cheaper and easier to just have a mobile phone.
My land line is $20 a month. Much cheaper than a smart phone plan :p


Ha! Smart phone plan. :lol: I wasn't really thinking of those, to be honest. My mobile phone plan is pay-as-you-go, straight up phone and text, no internet or data.

I don't use my phone much, so that's all I need.

I've only paid 4 in phone bills since January, so for me it would be a LOT more expensive to have a landline. :spin:

Mirage
07-23-2015, 01:53 AM
Nope. Even my 50+ year old parents threw their landline out over 5 years ago.

Pheesh
07-23-2015, 05:07 AM
We kept ours plugged in because it was the easiest way for me to call Night Fury while she wasn't able to work over here. I hate the damn thing though, the only time it rings is when there's a telemarketer.

Night Fury
07-23-2015, 08:18 AM
Yeah we got it fitted in Aus so my Mum could call. She never did. Charming of her.

Over here we have one because it's part of the package.

Sephex
07-23-2015, 09:54 AM
I only communicate exclusively by carrier pigeon. Even these posts are typed by a well trained bird that flies off far away to a random computer that is exclusively connected to sites that I use.

Pumpkin
07-23-2015, 05:04 PM
No. I have a pay-as-you go, unlimited texting and 250 minutes which is more than I use. I pretty much only call my mom, but I text a lot so there you go

sharkythesharkdogg
07-23-2015, 06:10 PM
The only reason to have a landline phone is so you can have a sweet 80's style hamburger phone. Or the one that's a pair of lips. Or the one that has a clear case with all the neon colored bits inside. Or the Garfield phone.

You get the idea.

Pumpkin
07-23-2015, 06:16 PM
cellphones seem so lacking now

escobert
07-23-2015, 10:16 PM
My dad has zero cell phone reception on his farm. Hell they just got upgraded from 56k like 3 years ago and the DSL they can get might as well be 56k. Not everyone lives where cell phones and internet are easily accessible...

Mirage
07-24-2015, 01:16 PM
cellphones seem so lacking now
what do you mean?

Ayen
07-24-2015, 02:47 PM
Not for a while now. I think my dad got ours pulled because he was tired of advertisers always calling.

Mirage
07-24-2015, 03:51 PM
You can opt out of those here. It actually works too. Of course, if you don't, they'd call you on your cell anyway

escobert
07-27-2015, 05:30 AM
My step dad would just always do this when they called

"Hi, what time do you eat dinner? Why? Because you guys call me every night while I'm having dinner. I'll call you back when you're in the middle of yours."

noxious.sunshine
07-27-2015, 05:37 AM
Yes.

Jay and I are so funny with it. If one of us is out and we know the other is home, we'll call the house phone to get in touch with the other person so that we can make use of it. :D

Bri
07-27-2015, 07:36 PM
Landline

Shiny
07-29-2015, 05:42 AM
Vermont as I recalled had pretty troutty cellphone reception. It's basically a third world country. I much rather having my mobile phone working in every single place possible including places it shouldn't like under water and in a subway. Thanks Verizon ig. The last time I had a working landline was 2010 I believe and it used it as my "office number" for my freelance gigs.

Loony BoB
07-29-2015, 11:44 AM
Yep. It's great for international calls in particular, but I use it for pretty much all the phonecalls I make from my flat.

Mirage
07-30-2015, 05:30 PM
International calls? Don't you have skype?

Loony BoB
07-30-2015, 07:24 PM
Skype is okay, but it's not as good as a landline. Much better quality and you can roam easily around your flat. I know there is Skype for phone, but as with the PC version, it's poor quality and there's something about having a touchscreen pressed against the side of your face that isn't pleasant when compared to a plastic phone. The latter doesn't stick so much.

Mirage
07-30-2015, 07:36 PM
The WiiU video chat actually has pretty good audio quality. That's what starlet and I use :3

Pheesh
07-31-2015, 02:14 AM
FaceTime is also amazing if you both have iPhones, but I guess that most people don't.

Carl the Llama
07-31-2015, 04:07 AM
I have a land line for a number of reasons, I have a mobile with 500 minutes but for the last seven days my network has been having problems so thank god I had my land line otherwise I wouldn't have been able to call anyone. I also like to have a landline so I can call 111 for medical advice (which because of my medical condition I use fairly often) and my Mum doesn't have a mobile so when I'm out I can call home and check she is ok (as she also has medical problems). Lastly its a part of my Virgin bundle and my Mum uses it to call her friends all the time.