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    QOTW: Do you still make calls from a landline?

    Or has the proliferation of mobiles encouraged you to cut the cord?
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    Re: QOTW: Do you still make calls from a landline?

    I mainly receive calls on my internet connection line. Have considered unplugging the handset.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you still make calls from a landline?

    Have two handsets at home and a landline on my desk.
    Friends and family have the home number, as does BT, but no-one else is allowed as we don't like getting randomly auto-dialled, sales-pitched or even faxed. I pay the bill currently, but the Mrs is about to get shouted at for several recent 4-hour conversations!!

    It actually annoyed me that I got a company mobile, because I'm now required to always ensure it is on and fully charged... I have the habit of accidentally leaving it on silent for weeks after a meeting, though!
    It also means everyone calls me on that mobile, so I have to contend with attrocious sound quality and signal problems from two ends, rather than them phoning me with perfect clarity on my desk landline... from their own landline!!

    I only wish we still had rotary dial phones!!

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    Re: QOTW: Do you still make calls from a landline?

    I'm an old stick-in-the-mud when it comes to phones. I make all my calls on the landline, almost always unmetered calls to other landlines. I use my, very basic, mobile so infrequently that I have wipe away the dust and cobwebs first.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you still make calls from a landline?

    No, got rid of ours 5yrs ago when we went Wimax for the internet.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you still make calls from a landline?

    Yes I do, even though I have both mobile and landline.
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    Re: QOTW: Do you still make calls from a landline?

    My mobile signal at home is terrible no matter which provider you're on, so yes, we do use a landline. Don't call people very much though.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you still make calls from a landline?

    Nope and can't remember last time I did...
    As most though still pay line rental
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    Re: QOTW: Do you still make calls from a landline?

    Do not make landline calls as the fixed line package i am on does not include any free calls. The amount of minutes i get free with my mobile is more than enough for the amount of calls i make. I still recieve landline calls.
    Landline phones really have not progressed much, still mainly big fat ugly lumps of not very good plastic which do not work that well, i find BT landline phones simply dreadful quality hardware wise.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you still make calls from a landline?

    From time to time. GSM calls are still way too expensive, and a fair few older family members still haven't figured out the internet thingy.
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    Re: QOTW: Do you still make calls from a landline?

    I only remember I have one when it rings once every couple of months. Even then I just look at it and "oh I don't know that number" and then don't answer it.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you still make calls from a landline?

    I still use my landline in preference to my mobile- I'm of a generation that doesn't see the need to be glued to a smartphone for all of my waking hours as a smartphone is a very poor internet delivery system even with the larger screens that some have. Hence I carry a Nokia 215- a very basic internet-enabled cheap mobile for those occasions I do need to look something up away from home- and it only cost £20 if I break it.

    Agree with Myss_tree re quality of BT phones- why I bought another one after past experiences I dunno- why they make a basic corded ansaphone so unintuitive to use I've no idea.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you still make calls from a landline?

    I make 0800 calls on my landline as they're obviously free. Otherwise, all calls are made through my mobile phone.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you still make calls from a landline?

    I genuinely didn't know what was going on when my landline rang a couple of months ago.

    So basically, no.

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    Re: QOTW: Do you still make calls from a landline?

    Very very rarely, and only if I would have to call a number that isn't covered in my inclusive mobile minutes and would be cheaper on the landline.

    That's mostly just because it's there due to being required for the internet connection, as people know to call the mobile and that the landline won't (or very very rarely) be answered. Most don't even have the number anyway.

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    I make 0800 calls on my landline as they're obviously free. Otherwise, all calls are made through my mobile phone.
    Aren't they free on all mobile networks now anyway?

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    Re: QOTW: Do you still make calls from a landline?

    I still use landline alot, and rarely ever use mobile as it's so expensive. Mobiles are a real money drain, and it baffles me why people waste so much money on mobile phone contracts, but I guess it's their choice.

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