Land Phone Lines - Why do we still have them?
Original post made by Resident, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on May 15, 2008
1. I call internationally quite a bit and get much better deals from land lines than I would for cell phones.
2. I think of my cell as urgent calls, not for long chats. I do not want someone calling me for a chat as I do my grocery shopping, or wait in line for the atm or to pay at Starbucks. I do not want to get a call from my child's teacher telling me something routine while I am eating lunch with friends or watching my child's baseball game.
3. If someone is returning a call with information I need to write down, a phone number, directions how to get somewhere, or a list of things I need to supply for a party, while I am out walking or somewhere else when I don't have a pen handy or even the information I need to give them back.
4. I like to know if I am calling someone on their cell so that I don't talk on mercilessly while they are being inconvenienced by my call, so I don't want them to do the same for me. A call to my home where I can find what I need quickly is so much better.
I love the convenience of my cell, I love to call home from the grocery store and ask if we have enough eggs, or milk. I love being able to call my kids to find out why they are not home from school yet. I love calling my destination to find out why I am lost and how to get there. I even love being able to call my husband and find each other while walking around Costco or such. But, to me my cell is not my everyday call machine, my home phone is.
Anyone agree with me?