Telephones....


  1. do you think with the low cost of cell phone plans, is it neccesary to have a home phone?

    assume the following:

    1) you do not need a phone line for internet access.

    2) where you live, signal strength, and clarity is not a problem?


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  2. Poll: Is it neccesary to have a home phone, if you have a cell phone?

    • Only a cell phone

      11.11% 4
    • Only a home phone

      8.33% 3
    • Both

      80.56% 29
    36 Votes
  3. 15 Comments

  4. by   Mary Dover
    Very good question and one I've asked myself often lately. Hubby and I both have cell phones, and we don't need phone line access for internet on his computer (but still need it for mine). When I look at the cost of both home and cell, with the cell package we both have, it certainly seems more cost efficient to go with the cell phones. But it's hard to let go of the home phone for some reason. Ah well, will definately think some more on it.
    Mary
  5. by   live4today
    I would never choose to let go of the home phone as long as I have children and granchildren living at a distance from me. I only used my cell phone for emergencies anyway. I did not ever leave my cell phone on 24/7...I would have had to charge it around the clock! At least with my home phone, it's always charged and ready to go.
  6. by   nursedawn67
    In our house we have one phone line for the computer, and one for the home phone and 3 cell phones! I don't know how we did it before!!!! LOL
  7. by   kewlnurse
    i never have, and never will meet a human being who needs a cell phone.
  8. by   Mary Dover
    In defense of women with cell phones, in response to above post. IMHO - every woman NEEDS a cell phone in this day and time. Imagine being single, working 2 jobs, and having your car break down on some long stretch of road late at night. Would you wish someone you cared about had a cell phone then, if she were ever in such a situation?
  9. by   Cindy_A
    AMEN Mary!!!! I live way out in the country, I very seldom use my cell phone, but it sure is nice to know I've got it!
  10. by   RNforLongTime
    I have a cell phone because it is cheaper to call my mom long distance than it is to use the long distance on my home phone! AT&T aint cheap! Plus I drive 20 miles to work and I like the security of the cell phone if anything should happen to me while driving home (ie flat tire, etc)
  11. by   Q.
    originally posted by kewlnurse
    i never have, and never will meet a human being who needs a cell phone.
    damn straight kewl!

    my husband and i still have cell (aka analog) phones and we hardly use them. they are usually sitting in the car for cases of emergency for either one of us. cell phones actually annoy the hell out of me - and, related to that...i have a question:

    who the hell are these people constantly talking to on them????? arrrrghhh!

    do it in private! i don't want to hear your conversation!
    talk about noise pollution.

    and in response to mary - as a woman myself, i see a luxury as having a cell phone, but certainly not a need.
  12. by   kewlnurse
    originally posted by mary dover
    in defense of women with cell phones, in response to above post. imho - every woman needs a cell phone in this day and time. imagine being single, working 2 jobs, and having your car break down on some long stretch of road late at night. would you wish someone you cared about had a cell phone then, if she were ever in such a situation?
    what did this very same woman do 20, or even 10 years ago? i don't want to hear that we are living in different times, that is sucha crock of s@$%t. if it's really that bad out ther than ditch the cell phone and get yourself a nice h&k mp5, it's a rather small, very controlable, and waaaaaaaaay more reliable than a cell phone, sub machine gun. my mother raised 3 children by herself, guess what no cell phone, and in a city with a very high crime rate. as i have stated, nobody needs a cell phone . people are just getting soft and very spoiled. my wife has one, don't ask me the number, i have to look it up, the only time she needed it was when i called her on her way home from work to stop and pick a 6 pack up for me.
  13. by   Mary Dover
    An mp5 might be good for hijacking a car, but it ain't gonna crank one.
    And since you have the 'luxury' of calling your wife on her cell phone to pick up a 6pk for you, on her way home from work - let's rethink the bit about who might be soft and spoiled.
  14. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by Mary Dover
    And since you have the 'luxury' of calling your wife on her cell phone to pick up a 6pk for you, on her way home from work - let's rethink the bit about who might be soft and spoiled.
    :chuckle :chuckle :roll :chuckle :chuckle

    On a serious note, my hubby & I both have cells, and I'm happy to admit we play phone tag on it all day! Even with both of us having them, it almost does seem impossible to get rid of the home phone altogether.

    Yes, we lived without them 20-30 years ago. We also lived without computers 30 years ago, and that seems to be a luxury that has spoiled many of us here. How many other luxuries do we have now that we didn't have 30 years ago? How many of them are YOU benefiting from?

    Heather
    Last edit by OBNURSEHEATHER on Mar 20, '02
  15. by   Q.
    I don't own a computer, Heather. What are you talking about?

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