Connecting moms in Polk County, Fla.
I have thought of this topic several times for several reasons. When looking at my own budget I've often wondered if it was worth having a land line. We really rarely use it. Also, when thinking of friends I chat on the phone with, I know a few that gave up their landline for full time cell use.
I definitely wouldn't consider those I know with out a land line, 'poor'. Financially savvy, maybe.
Have you considered losing the landline at your house?
I gave up my land line a year ago,and I am not sorry that I did.I now have broad band & 2 cell phones for the same price I was paying fo my land line.
We ditched the landline well over a year ago. We have no cable out here anyway so if you want internet it's aircard or satellite (or gasp dial up) Many people on my street have problems with their landlines, we did too, every time it rains the phone goes out - sometimes for days while the line dries. Verizon swears up and down it's not them, it's our inside wiring but really, many of my neighbors have the same problems so I'm not buying it. So I quickly lost patience for something I couldn't always use. The main reason I had been hanging onto a landline was for 911, knowing they could get my address if one of the kids had to call or I couldn't speak, but without it being reliable I decided to take my chances, I've taught the older ones the address and really it's a rare worry that no one here would be able to tell the operator where we are.
I haven't regreted it for a minute, it did take some experimenting to see what cell companies actually get service in my house (turns out there are only 2). We ported our landline number to the cell so I didn't have to change my primary number with everyone.
We gave up our landline in December. Cable too. Kept our cell phones, subscribed to Netflix & Hulu and haven't really considered going back.
Only drawback so far... I can't fax things from home anymore.