Seriously, what are the benefits for you to still own a traditional land line? CNN has an article about people that are getting rid of their telephone land lines altogether.
I’ll admint it, I’m one of those people, and I am under 30, which is exactly what the article talks about. My wife and I have only had a telephone land line once, and that was so we could hook up the alarm system. Now, I have a land line, but it’s for my home office, and my company pays for the line, otherwise, I wouldn’t bother with one.
So, give me one good reason for you to continue to have a telephone line? Here are some reasons why I don’t have a land line.
- Virtually every cell phone plan now comes with free long distance to anywhere in the nation.
- My wife and I share 1000 anytime minutes with free nights and weekends minutes. We hardly even touch the 1000 anytime minutes by the end of the month.
- It’s one less bill to pay!
- Land Line service has not gotten any better! My business line has been up and running for 1 month, and one day I picked it up and there was no dial tone. Surprisingly, AT&T fixed the problem relatively quickly, but that was only because they didn’t have to come out to my house to fix it
- NO SOLICITORS!!! I know that some still squeak through to your cell phone, but that’s probably because you gave out your cell phone number on some questionaire or website not realizing that they would call you.
- Cell phone signals have greatly improved. I realize that many of you live out in the middle of nowhere, so it may be impossible to get cell phone service where you live.
For those of you that live in somewhat urban areas, I’d like to know why you still pay for a land line. Is it just because you’ve always had one, or do you like the security of knowing that you have options when wanting to make a phone call? I know that some of you have alarm systems, and that is a valid reason. You can always just pay for the minimum service. Anyway, think about saving the $30 or 40 bucks a month and even more when it comes to the long distance fees.
Hey, Bellsouth and AT&T, don’t hurt me. You know that your technology is dying, too. You’re just banking on the fact that VoIP remains to be a frustrating service.