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SHEEPINGLY
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3/12/07 2:02 P

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I've never noticed that lol.

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3/11/07 2:01 P

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Some of the newer cars don't come with them either. They can be special order only.

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3/11/07 12:34 A

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she probably has an old car.

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3/10/07 7:29 A

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Huh? I thought all cars had cig liters? WOW, since when did they stop making cars without em?

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3/9/07 6:56 P

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No my car doesn't have a cigarette lighter.

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SHEEPINGLY
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3/8/07 5:31 P

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LOL arnold...i do that too. Sometimes I think it's the alarm when someone calls me and vice versa

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Sorry for jumping in the middle here but I think I read somewere recently that you can stop text messaging through your server. I have sprint and we can do this although I am unsure if it is just stopping text from them or if you can block them from anyone? Guess it would be worth looking into.
We have to keep our land line due to hubby being the boss and if they can't connect with cell they will call the house and my cell looking for him and to be honest would rather answer the house phone in the middle of the night instead of the cell since use the cell as an alarm and would just think it was time to get up and not answer it!

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SHEEPINGLY
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3/8/07 2:23 P

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even my sister does that cause she can't call me from work so she texts me. I told her many times don't ever text me and just email me instead because I check my email often and she still texts me!!!

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3/8/07 2:21 P

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that annoys me too! my single friends think that it is fun to text. I do not have texting in my plan. It costs 10 cents every time they text me! I love them, but it still gets on my nerves!

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SHEEPINGLY
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3/8/07 1:59 P

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what annoys me about cell phones is that people know i dont have a text messaging plan and that i have a good cell minute plan and they always text me instead of directly calling me because they use up their minutes and not their texts :|

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ENERJI
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3/7/07 6:17 P

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Car chargers: ??? I'm confused. Your car doesnt have a cigarette lighter? My car charger has a cigarette lighter adapter. I also keep a second battery charged and in my purse for just that reason - emergencies. Just insert into your cell phone, charge it up and then replace with the other battery. Put one in your wallet.

Edited by: ENERJI at: 3/11/2007 (13:52)
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Just cells here. 90bucks a month for 2 cells. Necessary for us - cant be without a cell. That said, since we have phones, we dont need landline. I have over 4000 rollover minutes because everyone I talk to is Cingular. My minutes were hardly ever used and now have built up. Thosew rollover minutes come in handy with business calls.

Look at your cellphone plan. I am with Cingular which is great for me because there are more people with Cingular that I know - which means free cell to cell calling. Watch the times you call.

Don't answer you cell off peak times. If someone calls, let em leave a message. Check the message right away to see if it was important.

Hope these tips help keep your cell down. We dont text unless important and we never use cell internet or send images (uses internet minutes). This helps keep it down.

Jeeze...where were we years ago when not everyone had a cell? LOL

Not having a landline is great too - no telemarketers and no one has my number that I dont want them to.



Edited by: ENERJI at: 3/11/2007 (13:52)
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SHEEPINGLY
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3/6/07 3:53 P

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Lol you'd save alot of money if you just tossed that landline and sports packages.

Over here, we only have cell phones because people would call our cell phones anyway even if we had a home phone because they know most people always have their cells with them wherever they go and it's easier to get ahold of anyone by calling their cell phone.

I currently pay 39.99 with Tmoble (had em for 3 years and never had a problem and I love em compared to verizon and cingular who were my previous carriers) and I get 1000 day/anytime minutes and ulimited nights and weekends.

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3/6/07 3:36 P

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I've thought about getting rid of our landline, but I like knowing when my cell rings, it's someone I want to talk to (DH, friends, family). I like having a landline number to give to businesses, banks, etc. Actually, our landline probably rings more than my cell, now that I think about it! I also know my MIL HATES the fact my BIL & SIL only have cells -- she hates it when they answer the phone while driving, in a restaurant, at work, etc. Just something to think about!

If you keep your landline, shop around. We were paying about $45/month without any long distance....that would add on anywhere from $10-$20 per month, depending on useage. Now we pay $45 with unlimited long distance -- any savings are good, right? Plus if we have a month where we need the phone a lot, I'm not worried about it.

We can't get VoIP service (Vonage, etc.) because we have satellite TV (and need to have a landline for that reason also). We just can't give up our MLB and NFL sports packages!

And if you don't need text privileges on your cell, make sure they're not charging you for it....we were getting automatically charged around $5/month just to have the service, even though we never used it!

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SHEEPINGLY
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2/14/07 9:57 P

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When I got my cell and cable internet. I got rid of my landline.

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2/14/07 9:21 P

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I don't have a way to use a car charger. My car wasn't built with one of those connections.

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We have a car charger. You might want to consider one of these. We also have a jump pack with a DC connection, so we can use the phone adapter with this to charge the phone.

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2/13/07 8:44 P

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I know a lot of people have went to using only cell phones. However, during today's ice storm in Ohio I was glad I still had my landline. I was without electricity for several hours (so I couldn't charge my cell phone) but I had the use of my telephone.

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2/13/07 6:24 P

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I think there are cell phones you can get for younger kids that you program the numbers they can call. I agree, he needs some form of communication in the house in case there's some kind of emergency.



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We just moved and right now I just have a cell phone. But I was debating on whether to get my 11 year old son a cell phone or perhaps just hook up vonage. I don't want to leave him home alone even if it is for short periods without a phone.

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We have 5 cell phones (DH, me, DD, my brother & SIL). My brother pays 2/5 of the bill. I deduct 1/5 (DH's phone) as a business expense.

We also have 2 land lines! One is the house & business phone, which we really could not get rid of because that's the one all of his customers use. The 2nd line is required by NY for inspections & can only be used for inspections. If this ever changes so that cable access is available, we'll get rid of this line, but we really do need 1 land line & at least our 2 cell phones.

It's our hope that DD will get her own cell plan in the next couple of years. We're in on the plan with my brother & SIL because it saves both of us money on the total bill. This might be something you'd like to consider. Is there someone you could share the plan with? You'd probably need more shared minutes & would want to choose someone who wouldn't misuse them.

My Mom has thought about getting rid of her land line & going to a cell phone. Actually, DS wants her to get 2 phones, so they're on the plan together, but her phone is so cheap that it would cost her a lot more money to go to a cell plan. She's 78 & has never bought into all of the "fancy" features. She has pulse dialing (no touch tone), no call waiting, no caller id, etc. Her phone will still allow her to use a phone with the rotary dial -- & in fact, she has one of these in her kitchen!

Another thing to consider is the range of your phone. For us, we're in a somewhat country setting, & there are areas around here where reception still isn't the greatest & in some places, is non-existent, including my Mom's house, although she's in a city. Our phones never work in Wal-Mart, our local grocery store, & so on. I think there may even be "dead spots" within our house. So you'll want to consider all of these things.

Also, how much are you charged if you happen to go over your minutes in any particular month? Maybe you don't make many calls now, but situations change & things can come up that might require you to be on the phone a lot more than usual.

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I want to get rid of my land line.
my fiance is convinced we need it.
We only get like one call a day, and thats at 1 in the morning when my fiance calls me on his lunch break =)
I plan on calling verizon tonight to see if I have a contract then i plan on calling comcast to see what they offer for cable and internet plans. i pay $55 a month for basic cable, no cable boxes or digital cable, just wires.
Some days verizon dsl sucks!!! Some days it is worse then dial up.

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We cancelled our land-line about six months ago and have not been sorry for even one second. We also had DSL through the phone company but changed to a cable modem. The cable modem is much better, also.

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We have just cell phones. We pay about $88 for 2 phones with 1400 shared min. free mobile to mobile, and free weekends and nights. My husband is thinking of changing from digital cable and cable internet to DISH and DSL, but we haven't really looked into it.

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I keep my landline because my husband is in Iraq and he calls home on our 800 number which we got years ago for the kids. A month's long distance costs us about $25 max. If it were not for this, I would not have my landline. I use broadband access through our cable company and am totally happy with the service. My internet access (DSL) through the phone company was a laugh at best and irritatingly non-existent most of the time. I wouldn't even consider dial up anymore. Do you realize how slow moving around Spark would be? I shiver thinking about it. LOL



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I am thinking about getting rid of my landline.
No one calls me on my house line nor do I make any out going calls.
I call my parents on the weekends only when they are home.
My house phone bill is $88 a month, but that includes dsl.
My cell phone bill is $100 a month for 2 phones.
I could probably get my cell phone down to $85 a month if i got rid of text messaging.

I thought about getting rid of dsl and getting cable modem. I think it would save me $30 a month, but that could buy my cat's food =)
Dial up is out of the question since my fiance is into online photography.


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