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Poll: What phone do you usually talk on?

My cell phone! 25 (32%)
A land-line with a cord. 12 (15%)
A cordless land-line. 24 (31%)
I never use the phone, you insensitive clod! 2 (3%)
It varies... 14 (18%)
Other? 1 (1%)
   Discussion: What phone do you usually talk on?
emilie is CRANKY · 17 years, 4 months ago
landline. my colleagues and parents tell me i must be the only teenager alive who doesn't own a mobile. :D
Zach · 17 years, 4 months ago
I don't own a cell phone or a cordless phone in my dorm. I rarely use the phone, but sometimes I need to. Like yesterday. I needed to, cause I was horribly ill and needed a mommy to take care of me. Of course, it didn't work, but I did get some cold medicine, apple juice, cookies, and an extra pillow out of it. I seem to have strayed a bit from the original brief...
sheryls · 17 years, 4 months ago

i only have a cellphone. i dont have a landline. i have one at work, but i don't use it often.

my cellphone kicks ass, though. it's an LG VX6000.  mmm. cameraphone.

Starfox Back · 17 years, 4 months ago
All my primary calls go through my cellphone. I have a landline to give to people when I know it's going to end up in some database and telemarkets will get a hold of it.
Snow In Summer Back · 17 years, 4 months ago
i do the exact same thing.  my boyfriend & i both have cells on my employee plan, but the LL gets all the telemarketers. sometimes i do think it's a waste of money, but i just can't get rid of it.
Wintress · 17 years, 4 months ago
The phone I use primarily is the one in the office.  If the phone rings at home, I let the machine catch it.  Those who want to talk to me know to leave a message.  It's a nice change from the non-stop phones at work.
goovie is married! · 17 years, 4 months ago
i don't especially dig phones. if i'm using a phone, it's probably because i can't use a computer instead, and that's usually because i'm out and about, which means i'm using my cell. uh, yeah.
nate... · 17 years, 4 months ago
Gave up the land line a few years ago... all it did was get me telemarketing calls.

A cell phone is a cordless with unlimited range. :D
ChrisChin is Getting Old Back · 17 years, 4 months ago
Except when you're in remote areas (i.e. Long Hill Farm) and have crappy service (i.e. Sprint). :P
nate... Back · 17 years, 4 months ago
Ahh, but I had 4 bars of service on Long Hill Farm.. because i have good service. (verizon).

:)
Phoenix Back · 17 years, 4 months ago
I couldn't agree more re. the bad cell phone reception at FRFF. So I had to use the payphone near the general store ;-(
ChrisChin is Getting Old · 17 years, 4 months ago

Pretty obvious that I would use my cell phone when I'm not home and can get a signal (again, it's that crappy Sprint service).  But when I'm at home it does depend on what kind of call I'm making.

Local calls, I tend to use my cordless land-line phone, unless someone else is tying up the line.  For long distance, I almost always use my cell.  I would also use my cell for local calls if I forget the number and I'm too lazy to look it up on my Palm or Outlook and it's already programmed into my cell. 

I also have a corded land-line phone, which I found to be very useful during this past summer's blackout, as the phone lines did not go out in my apartment building.

Phoenix · 17 years, 4 months ago

I do have a cordless land-line phone but it's cursed with a bad battery whereas my cell phone keeps up to 10 days without recharging - and has more features, ...

Besides I've always been of the opinion that phones were invented for transmitting data and not voice - the odds are that I behave accordingly when using a phone and I'm afraid there's not one single person on this planet who really likes having a phone conversation with me ;-(

iPauley · 17 years, 4 months ago

I voted with regard to personal use, and said my cell phone.  I do a lot more talking, however, on the land line phone at work (considering I'm doing telephone tech support).

-- Pauley

stealthlori · 17 years, 4 months ago
I don't like the phone much. It's usually a nuisance rather than a convenience to me. I'd rather talk to people via email or in person.

That said, I own a cell for travelling, one cordless landline, and a corded landline on each floor of the house. I like the corded variety best, for security reasons -- epecially since most of my "talking" on the phone involves banking or other financial transactions. The other 2 also tend to get lousy reception.
Pacho · 17 years, 4 months ago
i'm going to have to go with "i've got caller id, so you can bet your ass i'm not picking up that phone thank you very much"
Yvonne · 17 years, 4 months ago

I have a black rotary desk phone made in the 80's and a pink rotary princess phone made in the 60's.  They're great because they always work (no problems with power outages or batteries dying like in cordless phones) and because they look really cool.  The sound is great on corded phones, which it isn't on a lot of cordless phones, there is no delay in the ring when someone calls, it's harder for people to listen in to your conversations, and I find them a lot more reliable in general than cordless phones.  I did cave in and get a cordless phone with push buttons as well as my rotary phones, but I only use it for things like ordering pizza and phone banking, when I need to press buttons.

Arbie · 17 years, 4 months ago
Still have a land line but now that we have changed to cable internet there is no reason to keep the land line, and for the amount we use it a cell would be cheaper, and have that mobile advantage.

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