If you give up a landline, you're likely to have kept a cell phone, so if you lose power, you certainly aren't without a phone (at least for as long as you have a charged battery in your cell phone, which could be charged via a car charger in a running car, or off of a spare deep cycle battery.
if you lose power, you're likely without TV in the first place as well, and there's always over-the-air with a set of rabbit ears.
Worst case, you have an emergency radio you can listen to.
A landline is hardly a necessity these days, and there are plenty of people without one.
I have a cellphone and vonage. I love it and it's cheap.
Weve had vonage for 2 plus yrs now. Dont miss the landline one bit. For the 911 servie we just had to provide them with our address so if we do have to call they know where to go. For any reason the vonage ever does go down it just call forwards into my cell phone. But my isp never ever does so im not worried.
step 1) get rid of kids
step 2) get rid of landline..
use extra money to upgrade to all HD channels and have money left to purchase samsung 82" lcd
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I've been cell phone only since moving out of the dorms...
It's a bit annoying in that if I want to give a number to say... a company I'm looking to apply to, I could be anywhere when they call.
Of course I can also choose to ignore the call... I also once lost my cell phone, and since it was my only line it can be challenging to call someone about it.
That aside I haven't had any problems