Results for - Should I get rid of my landline?

1,619 voters participated in this survey

  • 1. Do you have:
    A land line phone only | 9.57% | 155 votes
    A cell phone only | 36.07% | 584 votes
    Both a land line and a cell phone | 50.15% | 812 votes
    I don't have a phone | 4.20% | 68 votes
  • 2. We are thinking about getting rid of our land line that we have had for 11 years to save money. We have 3 cell phones in our house. Do you think this is a good idea?
    Yes get rid of it, you can't save enough money these days! | 52.44% | 849 votes
    No, keep it, it is good to have it in case of emergencies. | 31.56% | 511 votes
    Not sure | 16.00% | 259 votes

02/02/2013 Technology 28


  • Sophia1957 profile photo
    3 CELLS???????????Boy that is a lot of money.Either get rid of all your CELLS or the landline.We can not have one out this way,because the only providers of landlines out this way are BELL or ROGERS.BOTH AWFUL companies!
    over 3 years
  • norahs1962 profile photo
    would like to get rid of the land line but have to have dial up so it stays.
    over 3 years
  • RavenIris6 profile photo
    We haven't had a land line in years. We got magic jack and have used that. We have one of the older ones and sometimes I have trouble getting good reception with it. Maybe the new ones have better reception but for $20 a year, I can't really complain. We have prepaid cell phones and it would cost a fortune to use those as our main phone. We tried it and I was buying minutes like once a week.
    over 3 years
  • keleb08 profile photo
    We use Ooma for our "landline"...actually a VOIP...then we have prepaid cell phones that we only use sparingly. we have cut this cost down tremendously
    over 3 years
  • slvrhr profile photo
    There are so many studies out now about the ill effects of cell phones, it's good to use the landline when you can just to minimize exposure.
    over 3 years
  • AnnieO profile photo
    I had a landline, moved and did not, then wanted it for back what, all phones are cordless...the power is out the phone isn't going to work. Getting rid of it again and buying a second cheap as cheap cell phone for emergencies. Oh, tv does not control me. It's entertainment. If tv is controlling your mind, see a psychiatrist.
    over 3 years
  • wicked1 profile photo
    Technically we only keep it because of the kids, just to have a reliable phone..but we have 2 cellphones in the house...but I'd love to get rid of the landline.
    over 3 years
  • phillipsin5829 profile photo
    I do not need to have cell phone cause more expensive
    over 3 years
  • Lexie123 profile photo
    Interesting comments about magic jack I think I will check it out and see if it's in Canada. I got rid of my land line almost two years ago and don;t really miss it. I was at my sisters place today and the only call they got on it were tel a marketers
    over 3 years
  • alibaba profile photo
    Get "magicjack" for your home phone. Only $20 for connection and $20 a year.
    over 3 years
  • kimber77 profile photo
    I got rid of my landline 2 years ago,I don't miss it.
    over 3 years
  • cupid9936 profile photo
    I was wondering the same thing! I have had a land line for so long, but I would like to get rid of it because there are 3 cell phones in my home also. Anyone else use Magic Jack??? I have had the same phone number for over 40 years and don't want to lose it though IF I cancel my land line and want it back!
    over 3 years
  • tichester profile photo
    We use Vonage (VOIP) for our landline $25.00 a month. At 7-11 you can get a cell from Speak Out Wireless for $25. prepaid for a year with a Nokia handset. It doesn't have any features and I only use it for emergencies. These fit into my budget very well, and believe me its a tight budget.
    over 3 years
  • melisajb profile photo
    Check out Ooma.
    over 3 years
  • sndyhodge profile photo
    I have to have a land line for the work I do, I use a Magic Jack for that and save a lot of money.
    over 3 years
  • seven profile photo
    Get rid of it. We dropped ours about 6 years ago and haven't missed it at all.
    over 3 years
  • sa_smiles profile photo
    I think if you have net and have that bundled with your landline then it would be cheaper to keep the land line. If your internet is separate from your landline then I would say go ahead if it saves you some money.
    over 3 years
  • Bboopy13 profile photo
    I keep my land line because cell phone reception is not reliable at my home.
    over 3 years
  • eastertimecoral profile photo
    I got rid of my home phone line years ago and have just used a cell phone,However we moved out to the country 6 months ago and get no cell service out here because of the lack of towers in the area, they are planning on adding some in the near future, but until they do we had to get a landline and we can still drive to town and use our cell phones if we want.
    over 3 years
  • MickeyP1229 profile photo
    I have had Magic Jack for 2 years...You will never beat it!!! They don't have a phone number for you to call but there is always online help can keep your landline phone number. but there is a charge for it...well worth the investment...the calls come in clear for the most part. and you will be able to not only call anywhere in the continental U.S. but you can call Canada as well for $1.70 a month if you sign up for 5 years. I will never go back to a landline again...and..I don't waste precious cell phone minutes either!!
    over 3 years
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