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Do you have a land telephone line?

View Poll Results: Does your place of residence have a land telephone line?
Yes 56 50.45%
No 55 49.55%
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03-31-2013, 07:21 AM
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Do you have a land telephone line?

Just out of curiosity, since I was in the kitchen just now and noticed some more junk mail advertising "home phone" service, and thought to myself, "Psh, who uses land lines at home anymore?"

If you don't, when was the last time you did have one? As for me, I've briefly had land lines in 2005 and 2008, when I was too broke/cheap to have a mobile phone instead, but each time it only lasted a few months and I decided I'd had enough.

Note that this poll is for your place of residence, I know businesses pretty much all have them.

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Yes. And all we get are telemarketers and faxes. Stupid

Never pick it up

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My wife has a business we run from the home.
I'd love to get rid of it, but she claims she still needs it.

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Yes. And all we get are telemarketers and faxes. Stupid

Never pick it up
Yeah, there's one at my parents' house, but all they really get are telemarketers and faxes too. It's for their home business and they both have mobiles, and mostly don't even bother to place outbound business-related calls from the land line. I think most of their regular clients have their mobile numbers too.

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A third option for "Yes but primarily/only for a home-based business" might have been an appropriate addition to the poll.

Meh.

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Haven't had one for 6 or 7 years now.

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Vote in the poll you ****ers.

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Yes, if I need to call my parents when I'm out I always call the landline, mostly because my mother never hears her mobile phone when it's ringing

My grandparents also always call the landline

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I remember when I was a kid, people would call for my parents on the land line and I'd tell the other person that I'd pass on that they called.

They always got really mad at me because I honestly forgot 90% of the time, and since I was a kid I didn't think to write it down or anything. Nor did they ever think to get like a whiteboard or notepad and put it by the phone or anything. Might have helped out.

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I just now remembered that I also had a land line for 6 months once when the local telco wouldn't sell me a DSL connection without home phone service as well. I bundled all their **** into one bill so the cost of the phone service was probably trivial in the end.

I literally never used it for anything. Didn't even connect a phone to the phone jack, just the DSL modem.

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Moving into apartment in a month and I won't have one. But I'm assuming that when I get older and have a family that I will probably have a landline.

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Only because I still live with my parents, but I won't after,

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No, we aren't living in 1990

OP still use AOL or Netscape?

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Yes because it's a lot more convienient than tracking whether I'm calling someone on another provider or whether I'm nearing my limit etc.

I just use Virgin Mobile's $35 a month unlimited text and 4G service service, I only get 300 minutes but I couldn't care less

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Yes, and not getting rid of it anytime soon.

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I have one just never ever answer it.. I should probably get rid of it.

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Havent had one in the past 4 years

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Yes. My boyfriend has family overseas and it's cheaper to call international off the landline than the cells.

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Yes. My boyfriend has family overseas and it's cheaper to call international off the landline than the cells.
Skype is free.

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