Join Date: May 2002
Location: Toronto, Rogers, 9865 & 8300-eHDD, Sharp LC75N8000U, Denon AVR4310Ci; Sony KDL40W3000, 9865
Yes, I still have a landline, but for good reasons.
1. It costs me next to nothing with my Rogers Bundle (if I deleted it, I would save very little).
2. If I didn't have it, I'd need to pay money to upgrade my existing alarm system, plus my monthly monitoring fee would go from $10 to $20 minimum.
3. My landline has home and away voicemail, which I find very useful because we travel quite a lot (sends a wav file to my e-mail).
4. My PAYGo costs me about $70-75/year the way I use it.
5. I would need Canada-wide calling, as many of our LD friends are outside Ontario.
6. I have phones in every room and I don't and wouldn't carry around a cell phone. My cell is currently almost always turned off in a dish in the kitchen.
If it weren't for the alarm system, I might have deleted it, but so far it makes no sense for me.
A question: With my PAYGo, I have turned off my voicemail because telemarketers caused me to use up airtime by leaving messages that I would then need to retrieve and/or delete, costing me money twice (when they left the message and when I called for VM). How does that work for you?