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I haven't used a landline for years so for me a cell is a necessity and has a lot of functions beyond just talking or texting.

Also, since there are no longer any payphones anywhere that I know of, having a cell is, for me, a necessity for emergencies or just general calls and I'd think would be for anyone who drives or is in any way out and about alone.

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7/24/14 12:48 P

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Yes...There are no payphones anymore in my area

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Yes, it's the best way to keep in touch with the kids and hubby when we all lead incredibly busy lives



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Wow. The OP was soliciting advice for this a year ago.

I wonder if, in the year that has passed, he got a cell phone or not?

OP? Did you get a cell phone yet?

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It depends on your needs. If your landline is cost effective and is working for you, then maybe not. If however, you find yourself frequently in situations where having a cell would be convenient, then you may want to evaluate dropping your land line in favor of a cell. I feel safer when I'm out of the house knowing I have the cell in case of an emergency, such as the car breaking down or such. Even though I don't use it as much as others, it provides peace of mind.
Our family dropped our land line because we weren't using it (we already had cells) and about 90% of the incoming calls were for a previous owner of the phone. The phone company also kept raising our fees, so that it no longer was worth the money. It became as costly as adding another cell to our plan.
Does dropping the landline affect other things, like your internet? That's a consideration as well. Other things to think about: do you frequently lose things? Cells can be small and fall into tight spots. They also require charging and I've known a few absent-minded friends who seemed to always forget and have dead batteries, that negates the convenience of having a cell.

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for me... a landline is outdated....a cell phone is the must have
I cancelled my landline phone.

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I think you do. While you don't use it that much, when you do need it you'll be very grateful you have it

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I would literally die without my mobile phone!

How do you even live without one?! Lol!



 
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Not really, I gave up my expensive smart phone and plan for a basic pre- pay phone with rollover minutes in case I need to contact someone while I'm out, or for a emergency call. Rarely use it for chit chat with friends. Saving plenty of money since I buy "minutes" only as I need them. You didn't say your age, my mom often took her pre pay phone in the bathroom and placed it on the closed toilet seat where she could reach in "in case she fell" in the shower. Often she was home alone. thank goodness she never needed it for this purpose, it is a good idea though. By the way, since you are unemployed, if you recieve food card or other aid, you may be elegible for a Free Cell Phone with a limited amount of minutes with a option to purchase more. This is something you may want to check into.

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Well, given your income issues, living without one for a while seems prudent.

If you don't use the phone much and just want one for convenience and emergencies down the road, consider a lower cost cell phone. I pay $25/month for an AT&T GoPhone. It has unlimited texting and I get 250 minutes/month, which is almost always more than enough. It works quite well if you are someone who doesn't need a fancy phone.

Another thing to think about is whether getting rid of the land line and getting a cheap cell phone instead might be more economical overall.

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I think that you need to carry one for emergencies. There really aren't public payphones anymore. If you car breaks down, you won't be sorry you've got a cell phone. A simple, prepaid, cell phone might fit your needs.



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My phone is considered as a safety device. I find that the older I get, as well as my motorcycle hobby, the need for communication is more necessary. I have a 94 yr old mother that may have health issues where Life-Alert may need to contact me. I ride a motorcycle that if I should become stranded I need to contact someone from my location.

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Good for you for getting the TracPhone.

Like anything else, cell phones can be used for positive or negative.

True, you don't technically *need* one, but what a blessing to have in an emergency. Great to take when you're out biking, walking, etc. I've called 911 several x's for others (seeing an accident, helping out a senior w/ an auto breakdown, etc).

When I was being followed in the car once, in a deserted area, I let the follower see me on my cell and he backed off. Though you could do this w/ a "fake" phone, I was sure glad I had it.

That said, I'd never do w/out a landline. Too many x's we've had a power outage, etc and were super happy to have that landline to report problems. Our neighbors were happy we had it, too!

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My DH and I each have a pay as you go phone from TMobile. But DD has an Iphone4 and it's gimmicks come in handy from time to time

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Felt pressure to get one....nobody likes being a dinosaur. Can't say I need it. Somewhat entertaining and navigation tool is fun and useful.



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Yes, especially if you have children. I want them to be able to reach me 24/7.



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I can't live without my iphone -- no landline, text, talk, music, google, SP, everything!

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I got rid of my landline a few years ago and then just recently I downgraded from a smartphone to a basic phone and much to my surprise I seem much more relaxed.



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No.

I recently retired and decided that I no longer needed a cell phone. My husband has one and we are usually in the car together. If I happen to take the car without him I can always take his cell phone with me.



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We are a cell only family. No land lines.

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I only use it when on the road (seldom). I also use it on class and meeting nights for dog club.
We hold classes to teach the public to train their dogs. I am President so need it for emergencies. A locked building or trainers that can't make it can create a crises that needs to be handled right away.
Unless I have a power outage I use my land line at home.



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If you cannot afford it and rarely used it when you had it, then I would say, no, you really don't need one.

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I used to feel the same way. Since my Sisters live out of state... I have one for traveling and emergencies...it has come in handy when my vehicle has broken down. I was glad I had it then. emoticon



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I probably could do without one. Half the time I forget to turn it on which infuriates my husband. Oh well.



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Yes to be able to talk more to my sisters out of state & for work

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Yes, when I go on my walks I always take it with me!

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Wow saw the little pic of your dog! Looks like my little dog I got from a place that rescues dogs. Mine is a part peke and unknown if she is with Sitszu or poodle. Anyway I have a Triple unit Tracfone. I have to keep it on me because my son runs off with the other (cordless phones). Thank goodness for the answering machine_ if it's important I can go ahead and call them back with it. Otherwise I use it mainly for texting.

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I'm pretty detached from my phone and rarely check it. However, I do think I need to have it especially because I commute to work 3x a week (about 45 minutes each way) and I like to have it in case of a breakdown. Most people I know don't even have a landline anymore because they just use their cellphone so I would say yes to your original question. I think the way people are communicating is changing. I am thankful for the few friends I have who still like to talk on the phone. A lot of people, especially the younger generation, communicate solely through social media. It's crazy! But it's just the way things are headed. Every once in awhile I will Face Time my mom just because I can since we both have iPhones. It's pretty funny. If I could go without my cell phone, though, I definitely would.



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I could not imagine being without my smartphone. I do everything with it. It's my calendar, calculator, camera, note keeper, phone, internet connector throughout the day, and also my take along Sparkpeople with the app. I play cards or read educational content when waiting anywhere. I have my Bluetooth on most of the day. Yes, I am the woman who looks like she is talking to herself in the grocery store...



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Truthfully I could live without one. I mainly call my husband from the store to see if there is anything in particular he wants. I do use it when I go on vacation to visit my family in the South, but I believe I could work around that. Not essential. Besides who even had them several years ago. Now 8 and 10-year olds walk around with them. And you can't tell me all that talking they do is checking in with their Moms.

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Although I can send and receive text messages, my new cell phone isn't a smart phone so I can't access Facebook. I know when I had a smart phone when my Dad was in hospice for seven days before he passed away, the smart phone was a definite advantage. Most hospitals now have wireless service so If something happens I guess I will have to bring my laptop. Almost everyone I know has a smart phone except me, so maybe I will have to depend on them if something happens.

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A cell phone is crucial for me. My dad went into the hospital on Saturday morning and the only way that I could contact my brother, who is in another country. Was through Facebook.

And the phone signal wasn't very strong so I was able to send text messages to my other siblings.

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I do, I moved and don't have a land line anymore. Having a cell is great because you don't have to sit by the phone when waiting for a call, you can do whatever you want.


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No, don't use it much need one that cheeper than what I have.

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I've had a TracFone for several years and love it. I carry it with me when I go for long walks, just as a safety measure since I usually walk alone. It is a luxury but at about $70 a year, a very affordable one that's good to have. It is good to have around if our landline goes out or we are traveling and want to keep in touch with family.

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I bought a Trac Phone last Monday. I bought 60 minutes which were doubled. The whole thing costs $53 It will last for 90 days. If I do it right, I can roll over unused minutes. I didn't use the free company provided cell phone much when I had it, so I think this should be fine. I mainly need it for when I go bike riding alone or when my SO and I go somewhere where we might get separated. And I am going to be a first time grandma in December so I definitely need it for that. emoticon

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No - it just adds convenience.

Mine is simple, prepaid @ costs less than $100 per year total.

We cannot get rid of our landline because of our rural location (no cell service). So the cell is only used when away from home.

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I rarely use the land line in the house except for the internet and to answer a call. When I am walking or in the car by myself, I have always my cell with me. I do feel safer with my cell with me because then I have a direct line to get help, if I need it.

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Since you have a land line you shouldn't need a cell phone, especially if you have an answering machine. Cell phones are nice to have, especially if you are job searching and are out & about a lot. I've never bought a cell phone, I always get the free phone that comes with the contract.



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I gave up my cell phone, actually a blackberry about 3 1/2 yrs ago and I love it. I have found that life is much simpler. It worked for me.

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I no longer have a landline and really use my cellphone more and love that I am always reachable and can reach others in my family.

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Yes. we are now a land line free household.

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I have one and I only have one for emergencies reasons only - nothing is that important!




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I have a 10 year old Samsung Flip Phone that I only take if I am driving somewhere, biking or running somewhere.....in case of emergencies. I could still do without it but payphones are harder to find these days.



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it's up to you. If you have a land line with an answering machine that should be enough. I have a track phone for emergencies.

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This day and age, yes, even if only for emergencies.



 
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I'd have to say, no and yes. You don't really need a cell phone, since you never used one much when you had a company-paid phone. However, assuming you're looking for another job-- I'd say a prepaid phone would come in handy so that prospective employers could get a hold of you wherever you are. You'd be surprized how many employers these days assume everyone has a cell phone. After you were hired someplace you could just tell them you got rid of your phone and they'd need to call you on your landline. Or if they insist you have a cell, they can pay for it. My DH's company pays for his.

I live in the country and even Verizon (can you hear me now) doesn't cover all of this area very well. You can't get cell service where I work, or for most of the drive there either. I have a cell phone but only because my sister (in another state) got tired of never being able to get ahold of me so she bought me a phone and added me to her plan. She pays for it as a Christmas present for me every year. Mostly I text and take pictures. I never ever so much as touch the phone when I'm driving and I don't fiddle with it when we're out to dinner or visiting with friends.

I hate it when people are incessantly yapping about crap, everywhere they go. It's like they're afraid to be alone with their own thoughts and need to be constantly talking to someone else. "Yes I'm in the grocery store..... I'm getting some bread.....and kidney beans....and bananas. And some pasta, it's on sale.... and a watermelon but I don't know if it's really any good" especially if they're in the checkout line while they're talking. For goodness sake, WHO CARES. Used to be, a mom in the grocery store with small children would be talking to her kids. Now she's on the phone and ignoring the kids. I find that very sad.



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i opted out of a landline and the cell is my only phone. I don't receive many calls as most of my correspondence is through email and FB. I can't access my personal email at work for obvious reasons so the cell phone is my only means.
I would be lost without it.
However on the devils advocate side- i can be found just about anywhere. that being said, I won't answer if i choose not to.

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no, you don't really need a cell phone!

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They are very handy

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Yes, I have children and a grand baby, and I'm often out walking, at doctors office, etc., and I need my spouse, children etc. to be able to reach me where ever I am. Besides, I need to be able to call 911 if I'm out and in an emergency situation. However, I'm in my mid 40's, but I'm truly not a phone person. emoticon

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I have one in the rare case I need to dial 911. My plan costs $25 a year - the phone was free. I can't even have a conversation with friends when they are constantly bent over their phones. In fact I walk away from them now.



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I think having a cell is important in our culture, if only for emergencies.

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emoticon not if you want to save Money

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I switched from a landline phone to a cell phone back in November 2011. I have a smartphone but I rarely use the data/internet portion of the phone. I don't play games or use social meda (like Facebook or Instagram).

I do like the cell phone because it's portable and is very nice to have if your vehicle breaks down or you need to call someone for some reason. Otherwise, it's just something else that I carry around with me. emoticon



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You may not need one but I am lost without mine. And no I am not one of those people that is glued to their phone always talking on it. I just like it for emergencies and text messaging.

Maryland had an earthquake two years ago and the only thing that worked was text messaging. Land lines were jammed.



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You may not need one. I feel safer when I have it with me in the car. I make it a point to have it in the seat next to me and not in the trunk, just in case. I only use my cell for calls and pics. I don't want to be glued to it.



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I consciously made a decision not to buy a smartphone to avoid staring or playing at that all the time. I have an emergency prepaid phone. I suppose you can have an inexpensive phone, just to have an option to make a 911.

The pay offs are good. I don't have to have an expensive bill at the end of every month. I am not staring at the phone and I am communicating with real people. I am happy.



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Yes, it is only only phone I have. Another god question would be can you live without a cedit card. That has become difficult.



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I would say that there aren't many roadside or public phones these days as compared to 10 years ago. I cannot remember the last time I saw a payphone. So, it might be a good idea to have a prepaid one just in case you're out and your car breaks down or something like that as well as to be reachable by potential employers. But, I'd get an inexpensive prepaid one and just let it sit in case a potential employer called or the car broke down or something.



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The only time I used mine was when the landline wasn't working. To call the phone company

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No, and unless you work nobody really does. What did you 10 - 15 years ago. Go and visit friend, use a land line

I have friends who get really upset if they can't play with their phone almost 24/7


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no but It sure comes in handy!

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YES, I feel lost with out it.


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Definitely not.



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Ummm yeah....



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not if you are asleep

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Of course

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I don't have to have one but I have kids so I want it for emergencies.



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I have one for in case the car breaks down. No sitting in a public bathroom, yapping with friends about my new nail color or something like that, idle chit chat about nothing goes on too much for some people.

Plan for tomorrow, but enjoy the heck out of today.


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Mine sits in the kitchen plugged in so that it's completely charged and I have used it maybe three times in the three years I've had it, so I am not a good one to say either way.

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I don't have one. My dh has one but really only uses it when he travels.
I don't think you need one if you have a landline and you have no income.

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not really. I use it to say call my wife to meet me at the train stop.



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I would say that it depends on whether it's going to help with the job search. Employers do expect applicants to be reachable at all times, and some of them wouldn't call twice if they were offering an interview. If you're actively looking for work and you're out a lot during the day, having a cell phone is awfully helpful.

Some money-saving options if you decide you do need the phone: 1)Think about whether it would be better to get rid of the landline and switch that number to a cell account. 2) Look into the prepaid phones. I had one that cost $20 every 3 months, and that included 3 hours of talk time that could be rolled over without limits. If you don't talk much, it's a really cheap way to have a phone.



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Seems that you already answered your question. . . . . YOU don't need a cell. Others may NEED a cell, but you don't.

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Yes, when I moved recently, I didn't get a land line.


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Nope you don't. You can live just fine without one. We all did till just recently lol.



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I have to have one!!! I guess it depends on your needs.

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I like having one for emergencies. Great when your car breaks down or you get lost, but not absolutely essential. Got along just fine without it back in the olden days.



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I no longer have my company phone which I used for company/personal calls. But I never received many calls for business or personal. Very few texts as well. I have a landline. Do I really need a cell phone. My SO has one so we are not "cell-less"

Oh, I am also unemployed and have no income.



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