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Poll: Is a landline still useful to you?
  • 37.9% - yes indeed 291
  • 55.8% - nope 428
  • 6.3% - what's a landline? 48
767 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?

askdal


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Nope; but I still have one for all the tele marketers and tele scammers to disturb me on.

daveinwarshington


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Ooma.
Because I'm used to having phones in the house & we only get 1 or 2 bars at the house.


PocketBrain


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Umm, is that like Vonage?

Thanks to up-to-the-minute tracking, I don't track my package so much as stalk it.

winterix


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i've never once said hey, i need a phone i can't take with me.

ardubu


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Landline?
I thought you said Landmine!

Ah, the hell with it.

netprophet1976


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I gave up my landline in 2004, and I haven't missed it once.

HomerTime


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At least twice a week I have to resort to calling the house phone because everyone at home has either muted and/or is ignoring their cell phone.

In the past 10 years, we also have had two lengthy power outages where the landlines eventually became the only functioning phones.

im2fas4ya


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HomerTime wrote:At least twice a week I have to resort to calling the house phone because everyone at home has either muted and/or is ignoring their cell phone.

In the past 10 years, we also have had two lengthy power outages where the landlines eventually became the only functioning phones.



Same here-as far as the power outages...cell phones were not working (poor signal) and I was the only one with working communication.

2007wolf


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I have a “landline” for my house, but it’s not a traditional line available through (at my house) AT&T. It uses my high speed internet connection, like Vonage and Ooma, but it costs around $40 a year vs. $5-$15 a month. I use a device from a company called NetTalk. It’s similar in concept to a better known device called MagicJack. Of course, if the Internet goes down, the phone won’t work. For me, that’s no big deal. Most of our phone conversations take place on our cell phones. We don’t have a problem with telemarketers because of Missouri’s no call list, but it’s where all of the robo calls went related to last election.