For a couple of years, I’ve been wondering why on earth we still have a landline telephone. Both my husband and I use our cell phones as our main number for work, and I rarely call on the landline. We get our phone through our cable service, but even with the bundled pricing, it just didn’t make sense to keep paying for a service we weren’t using.
Here are the top reasons I thought I needed a landline:
- I’m upstairs when my phone is downstairs. I’m downstairs when my phone is upstairs.
- I can’t talk with the phone propped between my ear and shoulder. And I don’t want to always wear a headset.
- I’m over 40. Isn’t that what older people are supposed to do?
- Telemarketers need a place to call.
- How will my kids call 911?
Here are the top reasons to dump the landline:
- There’s no reason to pay for a service we don’t use.
- My babysitters only communicate via text.
- I even text with my mom.
- I have enough minutes in my plan to cover my phone needs.
- I never bother to check my landline voice mail.
- I can automatically put my phone on “do not disturb” at night.
- My kids learned how to call 911 on my phone. Learn How HERE.
So far so good. It’s been a couple of months now, and I haven’t missed our landline one bit.
I must admit I do miss using my pink princess phone once in a while. It’s a girl thing, right? Plus, I liked being able to cradle the phone between my ear and shoulder, but I’m training myself to grab the hands-free ear buds the phone came with to save my neck from cramping. And because of the great do not disturb option, I keep a charger on my nightstand and charge the darn thing overnight without worrying the phone will wake me up.
Have you given up your landline? Why or why not?