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Over 35% of American households have given up on landlines totally

0. phoneArena posted on 22 Dec 2012, 01:15

According to a survey conducted for some reason by the Center for Disease Control, 35.8% of American households no longer have a landline in their home, preferring instead to totally rely on cellular connectivity; that figure will only rise considering that the number is 40% for those 18 and younger versus 34% for those older than 18...

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posted on 22 Dec 2012, 01:36 1

1. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)

why people need a phone staying at home when each one of them can have a personal phone that they can bring everywhere

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 04:18 1

2. blingblingthing (Posts: 578; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

Not to mention costs are in allot of cases less than a landline.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 06:30 1

3. rainyday (Posts: 44; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)

I gave up on landlines phones 12 years ago :)

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 11:33 2

4. JohnnyBravo (Posts: 105; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)

I agree with all comments on here but now I believe it is nice to have a landline. Im 33 and in my twenties I ditched landlines because my cellphone was my lifeline. However, with that said, I believe having a landline is beneficial in a few areas. For example, when filling out applications and entering contests etc. They ask for a telephone number and for such cases I use my landline number. Im very cautious who i give my cell number too as its personal obviously. Also, no matter how good some of these smartphones sound during calls nothing beats taking a call on a landline. In my area the landline calls are way clearer and sound better. Lastly, since my TV cable provider throws it in the package as a promotion doesnt hurt either. :)

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 19:45 1

6. Kan_wha (Posts: 88; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)

I personally practice the same thing, except replace landline with VoIP (you can filter telemarketers and solicitors far better than a landline) and I've also replaced cable with Netflix.
So all I pay for is my cell, internet and $1.99 a month to keep my VOIP DID (well, + maybe a buck or two to make a few calls across the pond).

All taken care of for < $80 a month, compared to my old landline, $55 a month. Yeah.. good one, At&t

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 16:45

5. Droid773 (Posts: 44; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)

I pay $15/month with Verizon Straight Talk. Said bye to att which i used to pay like $26 with no features and only local calls within 5 miles.

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 00:51 1

7. TheMan (Posts: 493; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

Landlines are overpriced, but their sound quality usually beats most mobile connections (at least here in the States). The only reason (aside from call quality) that would ever have me consider getting a landline again is a power outage. Whether earthquake, another failure of the crappy power grid, or another 9/11-like day (those of us in NYC that day remember what it was like), there are times when Ma Bell is the only choice.

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