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So if you won the jackpot...Would you still keep a landline telephone??

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Posted: June 13, 2013, 7:12 pm - IP Logged

Yup, would still keep one.

Have one now.

With the last roubd of storms in the Midwest people thought, "Im, ok, I have a cell phone." They got a big surprise when the towers weren't working and there was no cell phone communications.

There's been numerous times when everything else was out but we still had LL.

On tiday's news they talked about cell phone theft growing and growing and how talking on one in public makes you a target.

And why, oh why, can't people stay off of them? And are so freaking loud when they talk on them in public places?

People are getting creamed on highways because some reprobate has to talk to or text some other reprobate.

What we need is a cell phone sniper. Not a sniper on a cell phone, but one who is picking off drivers on cell phones.

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    Posted: June 13, 2013, 8:01 pm - IP Logged

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      Posted: June 13, 2013, 8:02 pm - IP Logged

      Yup, would still keep one.

      Have one now.

      With the last roubd of storms in the Midwest people thought, "Im, ok, I have a cell phone." They got a big surprise when the towers weren't working and there was no cell phone communications.

      There's been numerous times when everything else was out but we still had LL.

      On tiday's news they talked about cell phone theft growing and growing and how talking on one in public makes you a target.

      And why, oh why, can't people stay off of them? And are so freaking loud when they talk on them in public places?

      People are getting creamed on highways because some reprobate has to talk to or text some other reprobate.

      What we need is a cell phone sniper. Not a sniper on a cell phone, but one who is picking off drivers on cell phones.

      YMMV

      yea I would keep mine although I rarely use it. When about everyone who knew me was trying to reach me on 9-11, the landline was where they reached me first (when I finally got home). Of course, fighter jets were zooming overhead so I was almost yelling for them to hear me. Any catastrophe, and cell phones are useless for a long time. I have seen it happen too many times.  If you make emergency plans, don't assume the cell phones will work.They will not.

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        Posted: June 13, 2013, 8:03 pm - IP Logged

        have'nt had a land line in 5 years ....but my cell phone would change and i'd use the good old fashion CB RADIO...Wink

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          Posted: June 13, 2013, 8:21 pm - IP Logged

          i have a home phone but i haven't heard it ring for long time No Nod

          I have a solution. Win a large jackpot, post your home phone number, and you'll get lots of phone calls. LOL

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            Posted: June 13, 2013, 9:07 pm - IP Logged

            Cool No phone, and cell phone. Cool

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              Posted: June 13, 2013, 9:40 pm - IP Logged

              I have a solution. Win a large jackpot, post your home phone number, and you'll get lots of phone calls. LOL

              i am getting excited about this Hurray!

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                Posted: June 14, 2013, 11:29 am - IP Logged

                In East Texas dropouts are still common. Some parts of the next county didn't have landline service until 1994!

                Even though this house is about a mile from the towers I get drop outs daily. Kept a landline for about three years then realized it never rang and I never used it unless it was a tele-idiot call. Still have to keep the phone for DSL service but had the phone service disconnected. Saved $40.

                Not like the service in Dallas where we had the landline 30 plus years and cells never were down.

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                  Posted: June 14, 2013, 11:48 am - IP Logged

                  Yup, would still keep one.

                  Have one now.

                  With the last roubd of storms in the Midwest people thought, "Im, ok, I have a cell phone." They got a big surprise when the towers weren't working and there was no cell phone communications.

                  There's been numerous times when everything else was out but we still had LL.

                  On tiday's news they talked about cell phone theft growing and growing and how talking on one in public makes you a target.

                  And why, oh why, can't people stay off of them? And are so freaking loud when they talk on them in public places?

                  People are getting creamed on highways because some reprobate has to talk to or text some other reprobate.

                  What we need is a cell phone sniper. Not a sniper on a cell phone, but one who is picking off drivers on cell phones.

                  YMMV

                  Here it wouldn't matter.  We're below sea level, and all of our lines are above ground on telephone poles... anything knocking out towers will knock out the poles too.

                   

                  I haven't had a landline for about 10 years.

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                    Posted: June 14, 2013, 12:01 pm - IP Logged

                    No way. My sons  never knew us to have one. They  needed shown how to use  a rotary phone when they had to. I think the cell phone would be ringing day and night let alone a LL non-stop.

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                      Posted: June 14, 2013, 1:58 pm - IP Logged

                      if i did i wouldnt answer it. also would touch up the lawyers or bankers for a credit card untill the payment clears. would get a big safe car to chaueffer me around, a service not my car. anyone seeing you driving is likely to throw hemselves in front. so let em sue the chaueffer company.

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                        Posted: June 14, 2013, 3:51 pm - IP Logged

                        Yes, for emergencies.  And I still have my cell phone as well...  but the #s would be changed shortly before I claimed the ticket.

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                          Posted: June 14, 2013, 3:54 pm - IP Logged

                          I have one but it's used for our home security.

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                            Posted: June 14, 2013, 8:52 pm - IP Logged

                            I rarely use my landline phone as it is. If I hit the lotto, how could anyone track me dowin if my number is unlisted?

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                              Posted: June 14, 2013, 8:55 pm - IP Logged

                              I rarely use my landline phone as it is. If I hit the lotto, how could anyone track me dowin if my number is unlisted?

                              My landline # has been unlisted forever and I am on a do not call list.  Everytime I get a  telemarketer call and ask where they got this number, they claim they bought the number from some list.

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