Land Lines- Ditch or Keep?


In this digital age where almost everyone owns a cell phone, the question becomes, do I even need a land line?

I have a packaged bundle with Charter which recently ended. My husband and I use our cell phones much more than the house phone. Actually the majority of the people calling my house phone are those pesky telemarketers, but we still receive the occasional call from a relative who doesn’t call us often. Now that I’m back in school all day, I really rely on my cell phone more for text messages and emergency calls from my son’s school.

It seemed obvious it was time to ditch the land line. I called Charter to negotiate my rates when I was told it wouldn’t make sense for me to drop it. It would cost me more to not have it, but I felt like maybe that was part of a scheme to keep me bundled. More money in their pocket. After talking to a couple of higher-up’s, I got a great deal on a new contract and yes the land line is included. I have a great rate for all my services for two more years. It’s not terrible having the land line. It’s probably better to have it for 911 but that’s a decision everyone has to make for themselves.

I know many people are ditching their land lines so you really need to consider all the benefits or negatives like an extra bill. Sometimes it also pays to call the company and negotiate for better rates. You never know unless you try.

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