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The telephone can be a good way to communicate. I am talking land line here. But calling is not a one way thing.

It is not good to receive unwanted messages on your land line answering device.

That said, I know the phone is a necessary thing to have. Most of us don't use land lines anymore.

Most of us just use our cell and do all our messaging online.

For those of you who still have a landline phone and have a message or answering machine connected to your phone line, then this article is for you.

The basic rate for having a single line residential phone is under 10 dollars in the USA. That's pretty cheap but, there is one basic flaw, that is, if you want caller ID that will cost you another 12 to 15 dollars a month. And if you want call block, or caller return, you have to pay even another 12 to 15 dollars a month more. This and the fact that half the calls are from collections and people who want to clean your gutters and windows and carpet and get donations from some kind of Kidney Fund.

You can end up with the 'Privacy Management Package' and 'Unlimited Long Distance' and 'In-Line-Service' Yes indeed. The entire package could run your monthly landline phone bill up to as high as 80 dollars or more a month. Then there's the digital package, which includes 'Cable TV' - 'Wireless Digital Phone' - 'Ultra - High - Speed - Internet' and so on. This could easily take what was once a simple under ten dollars a month telephone service to an all time high of over 200 dollars a month with the option to upgrade to even faster service and have up to 10 additional devices not to mention the premium package, roll-over minutes and your own private line with the president.

That was not to be taken literally folks.

And now for a funny video to make you laugh and chase the blues away

Mouse makes contact with Indigenous life form and tries to communicate with it.

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lexiconlover wrote on December 2, 2015, 1:58 PM

I haven't had a land line in ten years. I don't understand people that do have them, seems more like a hindrance then anything else.

wolfgirl569 wrote on December 2, 2015, 5:22 PM

We did away with our landline years ago and have not missd it

lookatdesktop wrote on December 2, 2015, 7:21 PM

To some people land lines are old school but then, I am a bit old school. I would prefer tossing the cells and going back to phone booths and pagers. That's just me. I must be a bit old fashion but I don't mind.

lookatdesktop wrote on December 2, 2015, 7:23 PM

The internet needs high speed fiber optics but as far as calling Joe Common about stuff, at least using a land line phone, nobody is listening in and you have to talk. No texting means real conversation. Think about this. It's old school but then I am old school. It's just me though.

wolfgirl569 wrote on December 2, 2015, 9:07 PM

Th phone lines in our area are crappy and were even when that is all you could have. So would not go back at all

Paulie wrote on December 3, 2015, 2:48 AM

I haven't used a land-line phone in many years. Thankfully I get few junk calls on my cell phone,