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    Re: Anyone Use A Cell Phone As A Their Main Phone

    i don't have a home phone, i use my cell phone as my only phone and it's never been a problem for me, it saves me a lot of money!


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    Re: Anyone Use A Cell Phone As A Their Main Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by BlkBear
    My Cell phone is my main phone. My landline is for DSL and a backup no frills phone line, that only work and a couple people have as an emergency number. That way any calls to my home phone are going to be important, rather than chit chat.

    Everyone calls my cell phone, since 98% of the time I'm not at home (which is why no one has the home phone number).
    I'm sort of the same way. Except for toll free calls, I don't make calls from my landline phone (have it for dsl and for receiving calls before 9pm ). My cell phone numbers are what i hand out for personal and business.



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    Re: Anyone Use A Cell Phone As A Their Main Phone

    I have a landline for 2 reasons. One is that I need it for DSL. However, we're getting wireless internet in my area within the next month (modem is wireless through a gigantic city-wide WiFi network). Second is that I'm sitting next to a small mountain, and I don't get any service inside my home, and only 0 to 1 bars outside my home. That said, I recently picked up a Wilson wireless amplifier, and now I have full bars in my home.

    I will be dropping my landline within the next month when the wireless internet becomes available.

    As for 911, I don't find it to be an issue. Response time for police averages at around 12 minutes in North America, so even if I had to run outside to dial, no big deal, as no one would show up any faster anyways. And since a LOT of people use cordless phones on their landlines, one could argue that the chances the cordless battery is dead is just as likely as not have any signal on your cell phone.

    And I'm not sure about you guys in the USA, but up here in Canada, all cell sites have either battery or generator backups. We had a huge power outage this past winter for about 8 hours (the house was getting pretty cold !), and we never lost cellular service.



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    Re: Anyone Use A Cell Phone As A Their Main Phone

    been using Cell phone as a main phone for over 3 years now. Just handy and cheaper than anything else.



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    Re: Anyone Use A Cell Phone As A Their Main Phone

    I have one line as a second line/DSL and my main line, which I had for over 20 years, but in today’s word with cell phones I think I will due away with my main line and just keep my DSL line. I’ve been use my cell phone at home for the longest time now as it, so disconnecting my hard line won't be such a big deal.



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    Re: Anyone Use A Cell Phone As A Their Main Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by aepple
    I have one line as a second line/DSL and my main line, which I had for over 20 years, but in today’s word with cell phones I think I will due away with my main line and just keep my DSL line. I’ve been use my cell phone at home for the longest time now as it, so disconnecting my hard line won't be such a big deal.

    That will work great, if your phone company allows for having DSL without and active phone line. Most places you can't have DSL without an active working phone line. But that is and has been changing around the US. Sadly here in the Seattle area, at least with Verizon as my landline, I can't divorce the DSL from the phone at this time.



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    Re: Anyone Use A Cell Phone As A Their Main Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by BlkBear
    That will work great, if your phone company allows for having DSL without and active phone line. Most places you can't have DSL without an active working phone line. But that is and has been changing around the US. Sadly here in the Seattle area, at least with Verizon as my landline, I can't divorce the DSL from the phone at this time.

    the same here... i need one phone line to support my DSL, which is a good thing i guess... because i like having a hard line in the house as a back-up.



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    Re: Anyone Use A Cell Phone As A Their Main Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by BlkBear
    That will work great, if your phone company allows for having DSL without and active phone line. Most places you can't have DSL without an active working phone line. But that is and has been changing around the US. Sadly here in the Seattle area, at least with Verizon as my landline, I can't divorce the DSL from the phone at this time.
    Yup, Verizon is my DSL provider as well so the landline I have. Something else I forgot to mention is that I have satellite (Dishnet) tv and you can't get ppv without having a phoneline hooked up



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    Re: Anyone Use A Cell Phone As A Their Main Phone

    Yeah, we use cell phones as our main phone. We used to have a landline for DSL, but we didn't even have a phone hooked up to the line. But now that we cable internet, its an extra $12 I can spend on booze instead of a phone line i don't use.

    If you are worried about the whole 911 thing, then spring for the phone line and have the peace of mind. Odds are though, your neighbors probably have access to 911 so dont sweat it.



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    Re: Anyone Use A Cell Phone As A Their Main Phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibralter
    Yeah, we use cell phones as our main phone. We used to have a landline for DSL, but we didn't even have a phone hooked up to the line. But now that we cable internet, its an extra $12 I can spend on booze instead of a phone line i don't use.

    If you are worried about the whole 911 thing, then spring for the phone line and have the peace of mind. Odds are though, your neighbors probably have access to 911 so dont sweat it.
    ^^^ @ the booze reference. What happend if the neighbors are just as techy and clipped thier phone lines as well? Could you imagine the whole neighborhood without phonelines?



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