Agree with the above. After Sandy we had no working cell phones but our landline workedDepends on where you live and how good your cell reception is. When we had a blackout in NYC the old copper wire landline was the only thing that worked as cell phones could not recharge. Also with calling 911 on a landline that number can be traced to the location, as far I know it is not the same with cell phones.
Also think of quality of reception and call droppings from the mobile provider......
We had all that but we had no electricity for a month after Sandy and we lost our cars. I could have had 50 chargers but without being able to charge the chargers we were out of luck.I got rid of my landline. Once great-grandma no longer called and we got out parents to call our cells, the only people calling that line were telemarketers. Most people I know only have cell phones.
In an emergency, I have numerous back up batteries, and a car charger.
This makes a lot of sense!@mayer I have a child with a chronic medical issue. We keep our landline simply because if she ever has an issue, I can dial 911, state "I need a paramedic", put the phone on counter and get back to helping her. No need to worry about telling them where I am or my cell phone only giving them a general location. It also helps that bundling our landline with unlimited long distance into our cable / internet is cheap. $5 insurance policy works for me....
Are you in an area prone to storms? If not then you might not have to worry. My landline phone is a lot less expensive than my cell so I use the landline all the time at home. Plus my cell signal stinks inside my house.This makes a lot of sense!
In my area, the landline was going up and up and price, and was up to $45 per month without any optional services when you include all the taxes and fees. It was part of my decision to terminate. If I had had an ill child, I'd have kept it. If we get considerably older, we can always reinstall ours.
In my case, we get thunderstorms, sometimes with tornado activity, and if the New Madrid ever goes, we'll likely be effected. The other thing to consider is where the lines are in an area. Our phone lines are overhead. So, if there is a storm bad enough to knock out power, it will take out the phone as well more than likely. We have good cell signal from pretty much all the cellular companies, at least at my house and place of employment.Are you in an area prone to storms? If not then you might not have to worry. My landline phone is a lot less expensive than my cell so I use the landline all the time at home. Plus my cell signal stinks inside my house.