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Old Jan 21, 2013, 08:46 PM   #1
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off-topic: FIOS question

Sorry, did not see an off-topic forum and needed tech advice.

No matter what I do to reduce my internet speed or channels on FIOS triple play will cost more because I loose "credits"... The only option is to reduce to the double play from triple play, TV-Internet.

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Should I just get rid of the land line? Is there any reason to still have one?
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 09:01 PM   #2
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The only phone calls our landline gets are telemarketers. They're useless IMO.

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Old Jan 21, 2013, 11:35 PM   #3
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if you are elderly and need 911 seriously fast and accurate, land lines are the way to go.

dropped mine, went with a $9 cell line for a home phone and have not looked back. Bluetooth bridge to home phone = awesome!

the emergency/911 crowd screams every time a land line dies, i'm not so sure it matters. now my phone has its own battery backup system in a power outage... seems like a decent trade off to me and has been way more reliable than VOIP... (comcast sucks, here anyway, every where maybe).

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Old Jan 22, 2013, 11:38 AM   #4
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You do not need a landline to call 911. I bought a plain old princess phone for $7 at Target.

If you want free phone service, try this http://obihai.com/
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 12:58 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by 67bmer View Post
Should I just get rid of the land line? Is there any reason to still have one?
I've been landline-free since 2002, although that was a bit ahead of the curve. It is hard to imagine too many situations that demand a landline; most of them involve either having awful reception at home or family circumstances that make a landline appealing.
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