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Why Cell Phones are Better then Land Lines

October 21, 2008 by in category Blogs tagged as with 10 and 0
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I have a new cell phone. Some refer to it as a crackberry and they’d be right. It fulfills my obsessive compulsive need to have all my phone numberss, calendar, voice notes, INTERNET access, etc. in one place. Seriously.

You want to hear the craziest thing about being a writer? I never have a pen. Ever. My purse is an abyss of things to write on and write with, they get sucked into a black hole I swear. So the new blackberry? It has voice notes. I can record a note to myself at any time and hear it later, and it allows to me ramble without fearing that my handwriting is becoming illegible because I’m on the freeway.

That being said I’m now torn. Do I keep my landline?

Why I love my cell phone:

  1. The Amazing Ringtone
  2. Free call waiting
  3. Free call ID (best invention EVER)
  4. Almost my friends are on my network (WOOT!)
  5. The ability to continue my phone calls in the car, on the beach, while standing in line at the grocery store. (awesome!)


  1. The only way I can get DSL

You see my problem *sigh*

How about you? Do you use your land line more or your cell phone?


  • Anonymous
    on October 22, 2008

    I use my land line almost exclusively, for several reasons. 1. Cells phones have too many drop outs and the volume control doesn’t go up high enough for me. 2. The land line’s big handset is easier to hold when you have arthritis. 3. I don’t have to remember to charge a land line. 4. We live in a valley between mountains and there’s usually no cell service at our house anyway.

    How do you do interviews without a land line? Or doesn’t your writing require interviewing people?

  • Anonymous
    on October 22, 2008

    Hey Dana,

    I know in our area the landline provider offers a service called dry loop. So you can have internet without having to get landline services. 🙂

  • Anonymous
    on October 21, 2008

    I don’t use my mobile. I hate feeling as if I’ve been electronically tagged so I never turn it on. I only use it for emergencies. I use my landline and it supplies my net, plus it’s cheap as it’s part of my TV package. So I guess I’m opposite to most people. I don’t text either due to my dyscalculia. Actually, so long as I had net then I could happily live without a phone at all.

  • Anonymous
    on October 21, 2008

    I actually have 2 landlines — sort of leftover from the days when I had dialup and needed a second line. But I also like having that second number that has voicemail attached as well as my dsl, but no phone in the jack. I use it when I don’t want people to have my home or cell number.

    I’ve been contemplating going down to one landline, but we’ll see. I do need at least one because of the alarm system and DSL.

  • Anonymous
    on October 21, 2008

    True…I don't have internet access at home. But I also live within easy walking distance of 5 Starbucks, a Panera, a Bread & Chocolate, the library, and 3 hotels…all of which have free wireless access.

    And I also live within walking distance of my office.

    I love not having internet access at home. It allows me to be much more productive in my writing, and to actually LIVE on my time off from work (ie., not connected to the Internet…because you know I would be on it all the time otherwise).

    But even if I did have internet at home, I still wouldn't have a landline. I'd get a wireless router at home…or a cable modem…or other options that wouldn't require a landline. 🙂

  • Anonymous
    on October 21, 2008

    Maria, I can’t have cable in this building so it’s DirectTV and DSL. *sniffle*

    Cinde I feel your pain. Seriously.

    Mel, I was firmly on your team but use that phone so seldom now I wish I could just ditch it.

    Amanda, aren’t you the one who doesn’t have internet at home? I honestly don’t know how you live without it.

  • Anonymous
    on October 21, 2008

    What is this “land line” of which you speak????

    Seriously, I haven’t had a landline since 2001. I don’t know many people who do, these days, honestly.

  • Anonymous
    on October 21, 2008

    e have both because we have to have a home phone and internet for Fishdog’s work. and our alarm. 🙂 I can’t imagine not having a landline, though I know a lot of people who have gone that route.

  • Anonymous
    on October 21, 2008

    yeah i have dsl too. and i’m locked in a 2 year deal with the qwest nazi’s. otherwise i’d get rid of it in a second.

  • Anonymous
    on October 21, 2008

    I never use my land line any more unless someone calls me on it and then that irritates me. I love my head set/ear piece on my cell phone and the land line just doesn’t have that.

    Still, I am not ready to give up the land line and I am actually using it for “spam” calls. Whenever I sign up for something that requires a telephone number I alwasy use it and then never answer the calls!

    I get my internet through my cable so that isn’t stopping me.


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