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Phone Switch?

June 26th, 2013 at 11:56 am

Just wondering who has made the switch from a landline to all cell phones?

We are considering this - we don't get many calls on our land line. I now do most of my long distance calls via cell phone. Originally the long distance calls were to family; now some of our more local friends are considered long distance from our phone.

I have my cell phone on a plan and DH's cell phone is paid for by work on a different plan. We would combine our phones to one plan, and also add a phone for Daisy.

If we cancel the landline we'd also have to do something with the internet which is currently DSL.

I hopped on the internet and was frustrated to find no REAL information provided by my current carrier.

Has anyone here done this type of thing and lived to tell the tale?

6 Responses to “Phone Switch?”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    I did, about 15 years ago, and haven't had a problem!

  2. Daniel Says:

    Since buying my house over 3 years ago now I have never had a land line. I haven't used a land line (other than at work) since I got a cell phone in 2002. I don't see the need for a land line as long as you can stick to your minutes. As for the DSL, you shouldn't have to get rid of it because you are getting rid of your land line, they aren't one in the same. I have had both DSL and cable internet (ATT for DSL and Brighthouse for cable) and have never had a land line.

    Hope this helps.

  3. PNW Mom Says:

    We ditched the land line last year and haven't looked back. Only suggestion I have is to always make sure your cell phone is charged. We haven't had any problems and don't miss the land line a bit (or the monthly cost).

  4. snafu Says:

    We cancelled landline nearly 10 years ago. Since we've tried out different carriers as the phones got 'smarter.' It's really important to choose the plan that best matches your usage as the carriers up- sell minutes and features you pay for whether used or not. You can easily upgrade minutes or features quickly if needed. Ask friends and colleagues which carrier they prefer or if thy have problems with dropped calls.

  5. CB in the City Says:

    I haven't had a landline since around 2000. I remember making an appointment for carpet-cleaning and almost being refused because I didn't have a "home phone number." ???? (They relented when I said I'd be happy to go with a different company.)

  6. baselle Says:

    I just recently switched to all cellphone also. No surveys or dinnertime phone calls that the landline collected. As for Internet, I've been happy with my pay-as-you go Karma unit, and as a side benefit, its portable whilst DSL is not. Most services (deliveries, et al) prefer the cell phone anyway - if there's a signature involved they want you not home.

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