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What type of phone service do you have?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Gomer, Sep 26, 2008.


Based on a post on the politics board, I'm curious: what kind of phone setup do you use?

  1. Cellphone only

    23 vote(s)
  2. Landline only

    0 vote(s)
  3. Cellphone and landline

    20 vote(s)
  4. No phone at all

    0 vote(s)
  5. Falcon

    0 vote(s)
  1. Gomer

    Gomer Active Member

    Inspired by a post that suggested polling data was skewed against the under-30 set because only landlines are polled, I'm wondering what folks here use and why.

    I've got both cell and landline, because the cell is work-issued and I don't want to use it for long distance. Besides, VOIP is way cheaper for long distance than any other option I've found. Since I sometimes do interviews from home it's also easier to set up with my digital recorder via a phone splitter.

    BTW, let's consider using VOIP or Skype or something along those lines to count as a land line in this poll. The point being that you have a phone plugged in that doesn't leave your residence.
  2. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I use only my cell phone.
  3. Wenders

    Wenders Active Member

    I have a cell phone. There's no reason for me to get a landline because everyone that I call (with exception to my boss) lives at least 700 miles away, so I'd be paying out the butt for long distance. I have more than enough minutes and whatever on my cell phone, so I don't need a landline.
  4. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    It's fairly easy to get free long distance packages on a land line.
  5. Dickens Cider

    Dickens Cider New Member

    I haven't had a landline since 2005.
  6. Gomer

    Gomer Active Member

    Huh? Wenders, are you saying long distance on your cell is free?

    Far from it in Canada, which is why I have a landline. I'd be paying up the butt if I had to use a cell to call everyone.
  7. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I had to have one at my last place because my cell reception was flaky. That's one of the reasons why I moved.
  8. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    Who, in America, doesn't get free long distance with their cell phone package?
  9. Gomer

    Gomer Active Member

    Bastards! I had a suspicion that might be the case.

    Stupid question then, but what happens to the phone book - still a great resource if I need to find someone here - when everyone's on cells? Is there just a yellow pages and no white?
  10. nmmetsfan

    nmmetsfan Active Member

    With cell phones many people have portable phone books with them so I've found it easier to find numbers. Just gotta know a friend of a friend. Maybe newspapers can start a cell phone directory and save the business. Yeah, the white pages are not as useful.
  11. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Helio celly and that's it.
  12. Big Buckin' agate_monkey

    Big Buckin' agate_monkey Active Member

    Cell only. Dropped the land line about six months ago because I never used it.
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