Cell phones are almost everywhere.
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Originally posted by bamagrl1124:
WHAT IS A LANDLINE PHONE? DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT IT IS? CAUSE I SURE DONT NEVER HEARD OF IT
Bamagirl1124,,,,,,,,,,,,,you have got to be from alabama ,,,
strange, i voted for cingular and it doesn't register. i have had cingular/at&t for years and have been satisfied with the service until i moved to west fort lauderdale. service has been spotty and i was told it was due to the merger/equipment upgrade with at&t. another issue: slow web access. i find myself using more and more mobile web services and cingular's protocol is slower than a herd of turtles.
We've tried several companies. My husband has to travel all over Alabama and Mississippi. Verizon has proved to have the best coverage for us.

Hey, how did you add Verizon? Did you create that yourself, Shoals? I thought you all were copy/paste the polls.
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Originally posted by _Joy_:
We've tried several companies. My husband has to travel all over Alabama and Mississippi. Verizon has proved to have the best coverage for us.

Hey, how did you add Verizon? Did you create that yourself, Shoals? I thought you all were copy/paste the polls.


joy, there is function to create polls and such on this board and it is easily edited. i hope all is well with you. Smiler

it is under the "new" menu.
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Originally posted by miamizsun:
joy, there is function to create polls and such on this board and it is easily edited. i hope all is well with you. Smiler

it is under the "new" menu.


Cool. Well, "I'm happier than a tornado in a trailer park!" Smiler That's a line from the Walt Disney movie "Cars", which is too cute if you haven't seen it. We're getting it for my father -in-law for Christmas because he's a big Nascar fan.
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Originally posted by bamagrl1124:
WHAT IS A LANDLINE PHONE? DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT IT IS? CAUSE I SURE DONT NEVER HEARD OF IT


That iz when you be be havin 2 quaker oatmeal boxes with holes poked in the ends and a string stuck trough the holes. Then connect the 2 to the string and strech it as far as you can to make it tight .Then you can talk and hear each other just like you wuz on a phone. That be a land line cause you ain't on no cordless phone.
Well I am sorry that I dont know what a landline phone is cause I have never heard of it. I am not being stupid but its the truth that I dont know what it is.
Bamagirl...i am so proud of you...your honesty is refreshing compared to most of the bs warbled about on this forum
I notice that AT&T has the most subscribers IAW the poll taken here. I have Verizon, have for years and now I'm wondering....AT&T users, can you tell me some of the pros/cons of having AT&T. I have to travel extensively and really need a cell phone that works everywhere.
I have Cingular - but Verizon is beginning to look good. What if an entire community switched to one company and created a huge family plan with free minutes between all?
Seems I have dropped calls nearly every day - so much for Cingular having the "fewest dropped calls."

Great poll though.
Visited Ruby Falls in Chattanooga a few weeks back - no coverage 1000 feet below sea level!

Another note about Ruby Falls - cute banter from the guide. Someone asked about cave-ins. His response - "Don't worry about cave-ins. We have insurance for that type of disaster. If there is an earthquake or a cave-in, you're covered."
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Originally posted by bamagrl1124:
Well I am sorry that I dont know what a landline phone is cause I have never heard of it. I am not being stupid but its the truth that I dont know what it is.


You have no reason to feel stupid and don't let this bunch picking at you make you feel that way. Smiler I heard that term for the first time in casual conversation a couple of years ago. I think it just recently became a common term, probably do to the increase in cell phone usage. People needed a way to distinguish between the two & it caught on.
I have great coverage with Verizon - no dropped calls and I have called from just about every state between here and CA without a hitch. If the kids couldn't get in touch with me every few minutes I hate to think what might happen.
Of course, traveling out of the country requires other measures. I still have to keep a cell phone charged at all times. Never know when one might look at the other the wrong way and they need to report the crime.
Well, I use Cleartalk, since I am a boring old woman who never, well hardly ever gets out of this area anymore, ....it is perfect for people like me who remain local and MUCH cheaper too!!! SL, you are slipping, you didnt even have that one listed so I couldnt vote!
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Originally posted by Kindred_Spirit, Posted 02 December 2006 10:16 AM:Well, I use Cleartalk, since I am a boring old woman who never, well hardly ever gets out of this area anymore, ....it is perfect for people like me who remain local and MUCH cheaper too!!! SL, you are slipping, you didnt even have that one listed so I couldnt vote!


Well... darn!

*LOL*
I'm a boring old woman who would rather never have to leave the area again and someday soon I hope to realize that dream. Never heard of Cleartalk but maybe something I need to look into for my neighbor and for my retirement.
Did you know that ALL CELL PHONES are required to allow FREE 911 EMERGENCY calls?

If the only reason you're considering purchasing one is for that purpose, don't bother getting any company's policy or service.

It's NOT NEEDED!

Save yourself and your neighbor a bundle; go buy a used phone and keep it charged.

Alternatively, if you feel you simply must have cell phone service, consider also Trac-phone or any of the prepaid services.
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Originally posted by globetrotter:
I notice that AT&T has the most subscribers IAW the poll taken here. I have Verizon, have for years and now I'm wondering....AT&T users, can you tell me some of the pros/cons of having AT&T. I have to travel extensively and really need a cell phone that works everywhere.


I also travel alot and use Cingular, I never have dropped calls and only check email on my phone, dont surf. I have had them for a long time and they are ok. I have a buddy with verizon who is not happy at all, they have different phones that dont accept sim cards. Sometimes I travel out of country so I unlock my phones at www.gsmliberty.com and when I land I buy a sim card and some minutes, much cheaper than my international plan with Cingular. All of the other countrys I hit (Europe, Mid East) are pay as you go, I didnt like it at first but it proves to be pretty convient just have to keep 5 or 6 sim cards strait.
SL, I wonder how many folks are using VOIP? I have been using Vonage for a year and a half and love it. Great quality no problems and $25 a month unlimited. Vonage to Vonage calls are always free so if you had a kid or family in another country send them a vonage and worst it can be is $50 a month. If I could get a cable modem I would fire bellsouth for my landline/house phone, I think I pay about 100 a month if I never make a call, what a racket. I also carry my Vonage modem with me so that I have the same phone number no matter what country I am in. My favorite vonage feature is that when I get a voice mail they email me a wa v file so that I can listen to it and determine if I need to return. You can also make your cell ring at the same time as your vonage (or your house phone for that matter)
Cingular for the past 3 years.

I used to have Alltel. DO NOT USE THEM. They are a rip-off and do not keep up with their in-house records.

Before that, U.S. Cellular, and in Alaska 10 years ago, Cellular One.

I have not had any issues with Cingular, except Motorola phones are not very durable.

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