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  • #31
    ^ Not sure what that is. I just watch Sports and the news but yeah my Telus mobility account was hacked into. Telus said I owed something like $350. I'll keep my land line thanks. Off to work...
    Mom said I should not talk to cretins!

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    • #32
      Originally posted by envaneo View Post
      We still have ours via Telus. Land lines can't be hacked.
      Landlines are very easy to hack, red and green wire typically, from the junction box on the side of your house. Cell phones are harder because they will hop frequencies and towers from time to time depending on the signal strength.

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      • #33
        We got rid of our landline a few years ago.

        The nice thing about using only cellphones is that when the phone rings, you know who it's for. The bad thing is that you don't have a handset in every room of the house so it's easy to miss calls if you left your phone in another room, or your battery died, or you forgot to turn the volume back on after you went to the movie last night.

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        • #34
          ^ In the case for land lines, is the cost factor. I pay $20/month for my Telus phone and there is no additional data fee. Our Internet plan at Home is reasonable and I can use Open City wifi along the Capital line on my iPod Touch to check email. It works good for me. For the most part my shifts during the week are 5.5 hours long and I'm home by 10:30pm. At the other job I'm home by 9pm as I can get a ride home most nights. I don't have a lot of people I call and my job is on the phone anyway. I try to avoid the phone as much as possible.
          Mom said I should not talk to cretins!

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          • #35
            I still have a land line for my Internet, from which I run real cables to two laptops, and run WiFi for the smartphones while at home.
            Let's make Edmonton better.

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            • #36
              Still have a landline but only connected to one corded phone with the rest being portable phones.

              Probably should tie the cellphone into the portable phone. I prefer talking on a larger handset but nothing today matches the old style handsets for comfort. Though a headset might be the best option. Or just using the speaker phone is also nice.
              Last edited by KC; 12-06-2016, 07:24 AM.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Vincent View Post
                We got rid of our landline a few years ago.

                The nice thing about using only cellphones is that when the phone rings, you know who it's for. The bad thing is that you don't have a handset in every room of the house so it's easy to miss calls if you left your phone in another room, or your battery died, or you forgot to turn the volume back on after you went to the movie last night.
                Last night I missed a call from a friend that way. Scrambled to get to my cell but didn't make it. He was in Anaheim so I had to call back. Nice thing about landlines is the cheap or free long distance which you do not get with a cell phone. Luckily I had a calling card. I dialed another friend in Thailand on my cell last month and talked for a while. It was $105 on my bill for that one call. That's when I picked up the calling card. For $10 its 500 minutes.
                Just enjoying another day in paradise.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Drumbones View Post
                  Originally posted by Vincent View Post
                  We got rid of our landline a few years ago.

                  The nice thing about using only cellphones is that when the phone rings, you know who it's for. The bad thing is that you don't have a handset in every room of the house so it's easy to miss calls if you left your phone in another room, or your battery died, or you forgot to turn the volume back on after you went to the movie last night.
                  Last night I missed a call from a friend that way. Scrambled to get to my cell but didn't make it. He was in Anaheim so I had to call back. Nice thing about landlines is the cheap or free long distance which you do not get with a cell phone. Luckily I had a calling card. I dialed another friend in Thailand on my cell last month and talked for a while. It was $105 on my bill for that one call. That's when I picked up the calling card. For $10 its 500 minutes.
                  A lot of cellular plans offer some sort of long distance feature bundled in with the plan. For example, I get free Canada wide calling bundled for no extra cost.

                  In terms of why we got rid of the land line, it wasn't necessarily only about cost, but it was just rendundant. A landline isn't expensive, but why not save $25 a month for something you already have?

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