Saturday, February 23, 2008

Wireless

We've decided to ditch the home phone line and use only wireless phones. It's a step that I have resisted for the last several years because I prefer the quality of a land line call. However, we've had unending trouble with our current land line anyway. Our line went dead a couple of times, seemingly due to one of the older style corded phones that we had. It was impossible to tell which phone it was that caused the problem, so we were only using our cordless phones. And for some reason, the cordless phones that we had (not very old at all) we not working very well. Needless to say, the "land line quality" that I was looking for was sorrowfully lacking and we were paying an arm and a leg to the phone company each month. Our wireless venture is going to save us about $50 a month.

So, to celebrate, we each got a new updated cell phone with more features than our old ones. I haven't had a flip phone in a while, but so far I'm liking it. I'm just afraid that I'm going to forget it somewhere.

7 comments:

Martha said...

I have never owned a cell phone. (Hubby had one for a few years but recently cancelled the service, I think because of the cost.) I love my cordless phone and as long as I don't try to upload something on the computer while I talk, the quality is good. I also enjoy the fact that when I go out I don't have to answer the phone.

I do miss James' cell phone because now when someone calls for him, I have to track him down out in the barn. Not a bad job when it's nice out, but during the winter it can be a hassle.

Priscilla said...

I've heard of other people who have done this. So far...we are keeping the land line as well as the cells. Jamie gets his cell through work...so that's free (for us anyway).

Rachel said...

I just got my very first cell phone for Christmas. So far I haven't used it a whole lot, but it sure has come in handy a few times. We'll keep our land line phones too, but I know several people who have ditched them.

Kim said...

We each have a cell phone but I can't say that I remember to keep mine charged, I use it so infrequently. Young people laugh at my phone because it is old and big. Of all of the phones we have in our house (5) only one is cordless. And the ones with cords have very short cords. We just aren't up to date on that stuff. It is nice to have a cell phone when I am out and about and need to call my husband to ask him what else we need from Target or the grocery store. I know a lot of folks who no longer have land line phones. I think eventually we'll go that way too.

Christine said...

We have thought of doing this too. I don't know why I can't bring myself to do it though. I like the security of knowing our home has a phone. It is like it is attached to the home. I know I'm silly.

joeks said...

I especially like knowing the girls have a cell when they're on the road. Me too for that matter.
We still keep our land line.

gmj said...

We got ditched the land line a few months back. I do not miss it. I carry my cell with me, I have a little holder with a waist clip, not the kind that comes with the phone, but one I bought at a leather store, so it holds my cell and my id. I use this when I am out and have to be hands free. I hav been looking at digital camera clip on holders. They are very small and would work too. :)