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Author: reikiman Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 373  
Subject: Re: OK to ditch land line? Date: 2/3/2003 1:00 AM
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Well, I've been treating my cell phone as my "home phone" for about 5 years.

I have not gotten rid of having a regular land line though. I've just stopped using it - except in that I use it for DSL service to the Internet. Oh, and I just unplugged the actual telephone on the land line, so all that's connected to it is the DSL modem.

One thing that's a down side is that the telemarketers still call me. Since the cell phone is my home phone, and has been through 4 different houses, all the companies I have commercial ties to know the cell# as my home phone. So whenever they sell contact info about me to others, it's the cell phone that goes out, not the landline phone (whose number I don't even know anyway).

Yes, the landline phone does get telemarketers calling it. That's why I unplugged it ;-). It's just, so does the cell phone.

You need a phone# which various companies can call you - such as your credit card companies, etc - so which number do you give them? And how much does that number cost you?

- David
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