How Many Numbers?

  1. I also posted this in general topics, but thought I'd do a poll! How many things do you have at home?
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  2. Poll: How many numbers & access lines?

    • Cellular phone

      71.21% 47
    • Extra phone line for modem

      13.64% 9
    • Phone line for FAX machine

      7.58% 5
    • Cable modem/DSL line

      51.52% 34
    • More than 2 phone lines at home

      18.18% 12
    • Pager

      27.27% 18
    • Car Phone

      12.12% 8
    • Voice Mail Line

      19.70% 13
    • All of the above

      0% 0
    • I just have one phone line!

      30.30% 20
    66 Votes / Multiple Choice
  3. 13 Comments

  4. by   AHRN
    I have my cell phone and home phone line which is used for internet and fax machine also. I carry pager for work purposes.
    I wasn't sure what to check for only one home line, multiple uses.
    Thsi should be interesting to see results
  5. by   2ndCareerRN
    Like AHRN, I have one home line and a cell phone. I carry a pager when working so my wife can get hold of me, I call her back as soon as I can following the page. I don't even have a phone line hooked up to my 'puter. I am on a wireless internet hookup, and after reformatting my hard drive a while back I did not reload the phone/fax program into it. I seldom used it before the crash, so I left it off this time.

    bob
  6. by   indeed
    I've got one phone line through which I also get my DSL. That's it. The way I figure it, there aren't too many things that someone would need to call me for RIGHT NOW...most anything can wait. It's sort of nice because when my phone has been ringing off the hook for this and that, I turn off my answering machine and hop in the car for a nice loooooooong drive, and to be perfectly honest, I haven't missed anything important on those drives. It also helps that I am a cheap bastard.

    Indeed.
  7. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    1 home phone line, 2 cell phones, and a cable modem.

    Our monthly communications budget equals our monthly grocery budget.

    Heather
  8. by   kids
    One phone line with DSL on it,
    pager for work
    cell phone for work (to return the pages???)

    I'm on call for the weekend, have already gotten 8 calls...all of them BS!
  9. by   shay
    DSL with house line on it, cell phone, and addt'l home phone # to which I have no idea what the # is 'cause I've never used it.

    Hey Nancy, when's your grandbaby due, grandma-to-be???
  10. by   kewlnurse
    I wold love a dsl but living in the bowels of hell they aren't available, hell we just started using pennicillian for God's sake.
    Anywho I wouldn't have a phone at all if it weren't for a need for net access. I don't answer the phone at home, isn't ever for me anyway.
  11. by   Sleepyeyes
    Originally posted by kewlnurse
    I wold love a dsl but living in the bowels of hell they aren't available, hell we just started using pennicillian for God's sake.
    :roll BWAAAAAAAHAHAHAHA!!!! :roll
  12. by   Rottie1
    Have one phone line (now that the teenager is in college)
    cable modem
    pager for work
    one cell phone for each myself, hubby, and college student son.

    Sometimes I wonder what in the world did we all do without cell phones! I can not leave the house without mine.
    Esther.
  13. by   LasVegasRN
    Have you ever found yourself driving down the street and realize..."OH MY GOD, I DON'T HAVE MY CELL PHONE!!"
    I have actually turned around to go back and get it. It's like you realize you left the house without a bra or makeup on or something!
  14. by   GPatty
    We have 2 phone lines, one for the computer, 2 cell phones, one for my hubby and one for myself (oh wait! 3 cell phones! 16 y/o daughter has one too!) and a pager.
    There's voicemail on our cell phones, and an answering machine on the telephone. We usualy don't answer either unless we know who it is, and sometimes don't even answer it then!
  15. by   nursegoodguy
    A cell phone is just part of your 21st century protective gear!
    I use to have 3 phone lines coming in, (2 computers and a line that was just for the phone), plus 2 family cell phones for on the road emergencies... Then they told me at qwest that if I got dsl I could have 2 lines dropped and would have faster service at about the same price... Well I went for it the only problem was that they one of the lines they turned off was the one with the dsl going through it... so you call these people and attempt to work out the problem but everything becomes a "new order" then you get disconnected from the person taking your "new order" and you have to call back and hold and hold and hold til finally you get to talk to someone else who has to start another "new order" and by the time it's all over with, you owe them like $400.00 for nothing! Now I have cable modem and cable tv! LOVE IT! Fired qwest and got cricket cellular service which just fits what I need in phone service! I do wear a headphone when I am at home, and have a smaller one for out of the home use! No more qwest!

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