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Show Of Hands September 5th, 2012 12:00am

Do you have a landline telephone in your home?

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jamjay Atlanta, Ga
09/08/12 5:45 pm

Only cuz it is part of our bundle.

allisonl Florida
09/07/12 12:59 pm

We didn't have one for 8 years, but got one again 2 years ago to have our security system monitored. Didn't want to deal with wireless installation in attic. But I don't even know the landline's number. Ringer stays off. I forget it's there.


09/07/12 7:54 am

Not for long! $30 a month to AT&T for something that isn't used much, or at all and is more of a nuisance than a necessity, damn telemarketers. Just bought a NetTalk Duo Wifi on Amazon.

JaquesV Bentonville, AR
09/06/12 11:22 pm

Ha! I saw that someone still uses fax! That's hilarious. Do you wear your baby blue tux and listen to your bee gees cassettes while using your fax?

JaquesV Bentonville, AR
09/06/12 11:17 pm

If you have a land line, do you also have an outhouse and an ice box?

emsies Seattle
09/06/12 9:51 pm

We cancelled it to pay for cell phone service, but we still have a home phone (we have Ooma [VOiP]).

MchaMp Ohio
09/06/12 3:23 pm

Geez I've always had one. Didnt know that many people didnt!

bmooney Louisiana
09/06/12 2:24 pm

what I assume from the numbers is that families with kids need a landline moreso than others.. likely because they feel safer or need it for their security system

gonzoboy Arizona
09/06/12 1:37 pm

Yes, though in the fairly robust circle of friends and family, I am the only one. Hard-line phones are going the way of tube-type TV's.

MiaAlexandria
09/06/12 1:15 pm

Nope. What's the use when all of your household members have cellular devices?

SillyNiner New York
09/06/12 10:45 am

how do you use a cell phone for those "for English press 1" by the time you press it they hang up on you

SillyNiner New York
09/06/12 10:43 am

I hate the reception of cell phones..you are gonna have to drag me kicking and screaming to get a cell phone as the main phone...

kianiwaters Somewhere Over There
09/06/12 6:19 am

Jds1130- exactly the same reason I have one! Small kids in the house, they don't yet know our address and a cell phone could be anywhere, too much time to find in an emergency.

rockstar1980
09/06/12 5:17 am

I haven't had a landline phone since before 2000...

rockstar1980
09/06/12 5:17 am

I haven't had a landline phone since before 2000...

moonshot More often I know nothing
09/06/12 1:46 am

Does service through Comcast count as a land line?

AMCG a Hoosier in E TN
09/05/12 10:37 pm

Soon the answer to this question will be more along the lines of "what's a party line?" hahaha

because South Dakota
09/05/12 9:40 pm

yes. because I refuse to have a cell phone, but I still need to order pizza

kaik12 Twin Cities, MN
09/05/12 9:20 pm

Technically we have one mounted on the wall. But we don't have the service anymore. Call our home phone and nothing will happen. I prefer my cell anyways. The only calls we would get on there anyways were solicitors since personal calls just went to our cells. Waste of money when ya don't use it.

Quinnipiac Here
09/05/12 8:36 pm

pfffwhaaa? no! not for 12 years!

hazel Tennessee
09/05/12 7:29 pm

Have had MagicJack only for over 2 yrs now

dbrat East Coast
09/05/12 7:20 pm

Yes, for a little while longer then its gone. Although I have to say I hate having long conversations on a cell phone, it's not the same.

TheAntiLib Dutchess County, NY
09/05/12 7:12 pm

My wife forces us to have it. A complete waste of money.

catrinavich
09/05/12 6:12 pm

Does VOiP count as landline?!? For when I have my cell silenced and my husband really needs to talk to me.

DaKernal Colorado
09/05/12 6:01 pm

Why wouldn't you have a landline? It is too expensive to make a secure call on a cell and very easy & convenient with a landline. Besides, directv requires one.

NotQuiteWhite Earth
09/05/12 5:14 pm

My apartment has a phone on the wall, but it's only to let people in the front door. I haven't had a land line in years.

scottstots Georgia
09/05/12 4:59 pm

Haven't had one in probably 10 years. Use one at work sometimes, but it's odd talking on one now.

SGTHOOAH
09/05/12 4:44 pm

All the under 21s living with the over 40s

jds1130
09/05/12 4:36 pm

Yes for 911 calls. I have young kids and god forbid they need to call for me or my husband and it took operators too long to look up my cell. From a landline the address pops up immediately.

smodcast Newport News, Va
09/05/12 3:16 pm

Yes but only because it comes as part of cable package. Never EVER use it. Don't know it by memory

OFMafia Oklahoma
09/05/12 3:06 pm

Yes, but only for my alarm system.

praetorianus65
09/05/12 2:56 pm

Landline unnecessary. A prepaid Net10 lets me talk for 10c a minute nationwide. I talk so little on the phone that I only have it to give out my number if someone needs it whether business or pleasure.

USNavyVet Sonar Man STG2
09/05/12 2:32 pm

Yes because I retired from the phone company.

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
09/05/12 2:32 pm

I think it's funny that I've heard people judge folk on having cellphones when they're on welfare.

Sam95 Nebraska
09/05/12 2:31 pm

We have to have a landline because where I live (out in the middle of nowhere), you get almost no cellphone reception. It sucks.

shooglenifty Texas
09/05/12 2:23 pm

We have Ooma VoIP. Is that considered a landline? We need it for babysitters, though.


09/05/12 2:21 pm

Got rid of my cellphone.. Best thing I've ever done for myself!! And for our landline I got an old pay phone mounted to the wall, it rocks!!

Zod Above Pugetropolis
09/05/12 2:11 pm

No cellphone coverage here, so still have a landline. I also have a NetTalk duo (VoIP) as a backup for the times the cable works and he phone line doesn't, and for when anonymity is a plus. The landline will be the first thing to go if Verizon, AT&T, or T-Mobile ever gets their stuff together.

snafu Washington
09/05/12 2:07 pm

Really? These many people still have landlines? Why keep paying for both, landline and cellphone? O_o They do have cellphones right?!

cato Santa Barbara, California
09/05/12 1:16 pm

Ha! What a question. It is like asking, "do you drive a horse and buggy."

centexken Republic of Texas
09/05/12 12:30 pm

I have a magicjack which I guess would be considered VoIP.

blockfisher Clinton, CT
09/05/12 12:26 pm

No land line and no cable. Couldn't be happier.

bulldog
09/05/12 12:11 pm

No, it's totally unnecessary and a waste of money. Why would I pay for telemarketers to call me?