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Moving right into the century

It was not easy but we did it. We actually kept a log of how often we used our home telephone from January of this year, until the end of July. Our kids, who have their own cell phones, and communicate wholly by texting, never used it once. My wife used it about 10 times, and I used it 4 times.

Even harder for my wife and I was the idea of parting with the old trusted home phone. We are a bit old school, I guess, in our idea that we must have one. But everytime that one of us came up with a reason for keeping the thing, it was much easier to come up with a reason to get rid of it.

So we did it. No more home phone. It feels kinda wierd, but I am sure we will get used to it.

 

Comment balloon 7 commentsKevin Robinson • August 18 2010 09:29AM

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I have been trying to do this myself...My hubby is hesitant to part with this as well, but we each use our cells so much, I can't see the cost benefit of keeping the land line...I need it for my fax machine, but have a scanner (not yet hooked up!) so that is really not necessary.  We would miss the caller ID on the tv that we have, but we can get around that with the cells too....maybe we will join you soon too!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTORĀ®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 7 years ago

It's been 4 years since I did that - no regrets. As for fax machines, a scanner and an efax type service is a better deal anyway. When something comes in on a fax machine you only have a physical copy. Have the fax arrive online and you have a permanent record accessible for any computer and easily forwardable as well.

 

Posted by Gordon Lane - selling homes in Sacramento and Yolo Counties (Virtual Realty Group) over 7 years ago

My husband went to CA the first of June and I actually unplugged our home phone.  I use cel phone ONLY and we only need landline for dsl.

I gave up my office fax/landline in favor of myFax and I LOVE IT!

Posted by Wallace S. Gibson, CPM, LandlordWhisperer (Gibson Management Group, Ltd.) over 7 years ago

You will get used to it! We gave it up years ago and have never looked back. I think pretty soon they will be building homes without all of the phone jacks in the rooms.

Posted by Paige Walker, Real Estate Guru - Alexandria Pineville LA (Paige Walker) over 7 years ago

We unplugged about a year ago.  Sometimes I wish we still had the land line, like when I can't find my cell and no one else is home.  But for the most part, there was just no reason to keep it!

Posted by Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene) about 7 years ago

Oh, my. I haven't quite caught up with the times, apparently, as I still have both a land line in my home and my cell phone. But that's necessary for me both as a realtor and as a teacher. I need to keep separate lines for business and personal use.

Posted by William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate (WEICHERT, REALTORSĀ® - Briotti Group) about 7 years ago

Great post....it was quite a decision in my household too...but, we did it!  It keeps you wonsering...."What's next?"  That's the fun of today, I guess.....???

 

Loved your post on politics, too...keep posting! 

 

What are you investing in these days?

 

Robin

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