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Re: Getting rid of land line?

 John Chambers wrote: 
> My wife (Shelley) and I have been thinking of getting rid of our land 
> line, and are looking for pro/con arguments and ideas. It's the usual 
> "We have cell phones; why keep spending the money?" thing. 

        My wife and I went cellphone only a couple years back, the thought 
being that nobody calls our house, they call *us*.  Neither one of us 
pick up the phone randomly so a quick glance at the incoming call to see 
if it is interesting is about all the hassle we deal with. 

> One obvious answer is "911".  It's not clear that this is or can ever 
> be reliable with cell phones.  Finding horor stories online with cell 
> phones, VOiP pseudo-phones and services like skype  is  pretty  easy. 
> Unlike  some  people, we're not getting any younger, and there's some 
> value to this sort of "ambulance insurance", though it's not clear to 
> us that the price is right. 

        You'd want to verify this, but I've heard that any phone line, active 
or not, will dial 911 emergency calls even without paid service. 


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