Wednesday, March 3, 2010
We've been doing a lot of thinking about our land line phone lately. Twice earlier this year, we lost our phone service due to aged wiring outside. It was days before we realized that we had no service. It was nice. No interruptions at dinner. No soliciting phone calls. No election phone calls (it went out just before our primary. Good timing).
Do we really need a land line? I know that lots of people just use their cell phones. We all have a cell, except for Becky. Right now, she is the reason we have the land line. Also, we get our DSL service through the phone company and it is required that you have a land line. However, our cell phone provider also provides wireless service, so.....I think our land line will go the way of the phone operator.
What about you? Do you still have a land line? Why or why not? If you don't, do you get "junk" calls on your cell? How do you avoid using too many minutes? My mom doesn't like to call me on my cell because she worries about using too many minutes. Even though she lives 2 miles away, when one of us calls the other, we end up on the phone for at least a half an hour.
I think this fall, when Emily no longer needs to be on our plan, we'll add Becky and ditch the home phone. I think I'll be glad.