Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bald-Eagle22, May 20, 2020.
Virgin person on the phone quoted me more for BB without the landline.
Yes but it's unplugged so no.
I got a landline. But only really use it when giving information to official places, like doctors, government stuff etc.
No, ditched it when we got fibre to the house in newbuild. Don't even have copper cable run into the house. Haven't had a land-line phone plugged in since 2014 despite having a line in to houses until 2018.
I flipped mine to Vonage and I think the only time I've used it is to call my mislaid mobile phone.
I should really cancel it but it's been my number for a long time now and all the family still use it as a last resort when they can't get hold of me :/
So you have never watched all the great tv series’s that everyone watches? What about news channels? And how do you spend all that time then? The average Joe watches several hours of tv a week for entertainment, news and education.
Yes, with a black Bakelite phone with a rotary dial. Younger visitors have no idea how to work it.
My grandparents had a rotary phone right up until around 2005. Even when it got replaced by a push-button phone it was set to loop disconnect as opposed to DTMF mode!
We still have one, although never make calls on it, but two of our relatives call us on it occasionally.
Got the line but it's idle.
I have a landline and usually use it, but it's currently semi-broken. No calls in or out, broadband at ~800KBps. The fault will be outside as usual, probably the connection from the pole to my house since that's about as old as the telegraph system. 4 days after booking the engineer visit I find out that despite being given a time and date for the engineer visit that was a lie because landlines will not be repaired for customers who don't have a mobile phone. No matter where the fault is. They'll continue to charge me for the service, of course, but they won't provide it.
I'm not happy, neither at the new "no mobile no landline" policy nor at the fact that I wasn't even told that the appointment they offered me was fake. But there's nothing I can do apart from buy a mobile phone I don't want just for TalkTalk's benefit. I have no doubt they'll then try using it as a tool to advertise at me.
I'm probably needing an ADSL line for 6 months so soon proud landline owner.
I have one but the phone is not plugged into it.
Had to get it to be able to buy broadband. Imagine walking into a shop and them saying you can't buy what you want unless you buy something else first. I have to block all incoming calls anyway coz constant spam.
We have a land line but I unplugged the phone about 2 years ago. The only people calling me were asian trying to scam me.
I remember when I was at school in South Africa, we had these public phones which required a phone card to be topped up to be able to use. The phones themselves still used the old rotary protocol so all the card reader did was convert the button presses in to the signal that a rotary dial would use. We eventually discovered that by emulating the rotary dial inputs using the handset holder that we could make free calls.
Obviously nobody had phones back then so there was nobody to call, so we just spent the day phoning up other schools and playing pranks all day, until they sussed it and removed the phones.
Yes, but nothing plugged in.
Could do with a poll really.
- I have a landline and i have a phone plugged in
- I have a landline but no phone plugged in
- I do not have a landline
We do technically have one cabled to the house, but don't even own a phone to plug in. Not had one in the last five years.
Like the majority on here, a landline phone seems to be a dying breed.
I have due to requirement for Broadband but I haven't had a phone plugged into it for about 3 years
If you live out in the sticks with patchy mobile coverage and sketchy internet that disappears when it rains, you need a landline. Just remember to keep an old school corded handset for when the power goes out.
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