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    Does anyone still have a home phone? What about a phone book?

    So, do you?


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    Yes, if I had my way I wouldn't, mrs for some reason feels as though she needs it, fkd if I know why, what's the point when you have a mobile phone...

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    Quote Originally Posted by auswest View Post
    Yes, if I had my way I wouldn't, mrs for some reason feels as though she needs it, fkd if I know why, what's the point when you have a mobile phone...
    lol, my ex also insisted on a home phone! She thought the cops would get here faster in an emergency. (that proved to be untrue!)
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    Phone books get delivered every year

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    When im on r and r i live at my nans mostly and she has a landline its those old phones were you put your finger in and spin it around to the selected number!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euroholic View Post
    When im on r and r i live at my nans mostly and she has a landline its those old phones were you put your finger in and spin it around to the selected number!!!
    lol. That would be a rotary phone. I think I have one in storage next to my walkman.
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    Yea its right next to my bug (morse code) seriously no i haven't had a home phone in years

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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    lol. That would be a rotary phone. I think I have one in storage next to my walkman.
    Yea i dont no what there called but they still work good tho. She has a 26 year old microwave im 24 so its 2 years older than me haha still works just like new!!!!

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    Not in 5 years. Phone book yes!

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    I have one just for the lady also but I've never used it or couldn't even tell you what the number is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt. Hartman View Post
    I have one just for the lady also but I've never used it or couldn't even tell you what the number is.
    867-5309
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    When the power goes out and you dont have a way to charge your cell phone for days it's all the lands lines that will keep working. Only problem is they are all over priced now days for a basic landlines so i am dropping mine also soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts View Post
    When the power goes out and you dont have a way to charge your cell phone for days it's all the lands lines that will keep working. Only problem is they are all over priced now days for a basic landlines so i am dropping mine also soon.
    You have a corded phone?
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    I have all three: home phone, corded phone, and phone book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    You have a corded phone?
    Yes sitting right next to my cordless because when the power goes out the cordless does no good so I will plug in the corded.

    I have a couple hand crank usb chargers now so I can charge phones and such when/if the power does go out. It's the radio, light, charger all in one and a 2nd as a backup in-case the 1st one fails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    867-5309
    How lame is it that I recognized that number and had the song in my head in less than a second?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt. Hartman View Post
    How lame is it that I recognized that number and had the song in my head in less than a second?
    LOL showing your age.

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    Lmao at least I didn't admit to knowing all the lyrics

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    *hangs her head in shame bc she's been singing it ever since the number was posted*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt. Hartman View Post

    How lame is it that I recognized that number and had the song in my head in less than a second?
    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts View Post

    LOL showing your age.

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    Lmao at least I didn't admit to knowing all the lyrics
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    *hangs her head in shame bc she's been singing it ever since the number was posted*
    lol count me in too

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    Quote Originally Posted by auswest View Post
    Yes, if I had my way I wouldn't, mrs for some reason feels as though she needs it, fkd if I know why, what's the point when you have a mobile phone...
    exactly this ugh

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    I havent had either in 15 years. Thinking about getting a home phone as my iphone reception sucks at my home..

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    my phone book goes from the front porch to the can, never entering the house... just did this week..
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    Hi guys, crazy here, "The Oldest Juicer on the Forum" haa! anyway. I have had the same home landline since 2007 when I moved out where I am. That's the phone my wife uses. I have my cell. I'll always keep a landline as long as I can. ...crazy mike

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    we have Comcast, and have a bundled service. If I were to lose the landline, I'd probably save $2/month.

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    I'm with AT&T with my internet and home phone. Unfortunately my wife being disabled from strokes can't operate a cell phone. Yep sad but true , so we have the land line . ...crazy mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Times Roman View Post
    we have Comcast, and have a bundled service. If I were to lose the landline, I'd probably save $2/month.
    same here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Times Roman View Post
    we have Comcast, and have a bundled service. If I were to lose the landline, I'd probably save $2/month.
    problem is when ur power goes out so does the phone

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    Quote Originally Posted by cancer82 View Post
    problem is when ur power goes out so does the phone

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    HA HA HA

    I said I have it...

    ...didn't say I use it.

    I think the only ones that use my landline are the telemarketers, even after I added my number to the "do not call registry"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Times Roman View Post

    HA HA HA

    I said I have it...

    ...didn't say I use it.

    I think the only ones that use my landline are the telemarketers, even after I added my number to the "do not call registry"
    lol I hear u on that one....telemarketers from waaaaay out of state call my phone all the time....
    we have a funny bit were we let our son or daughter answer and when the ppl say somethin they go...."im just a kid" in like a frantic type voice

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    I have both a land line and phone book.

    I get 3 phone books dumped in my driveway every year.

    The land line comes in handy because the cell phone is paid for by work and cell service sometimes drops out.

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    We haven't had a land line in probably seven years.

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    Just installed one last week to keep family back home happy. Actually a VOIP line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Times Roman View Post
    I think the only ones that use my landline are the telemarketers, even after I added my number to the "do not call registry"
    Bastards are calling cell phones now.

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    I think the last home phone bill I paid was in '99. I have no less than 7 phone books, however. All of them delivered within the past 2 years. I have never used any of them. Why do I keep them?? Lol. I cannot explain that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euroholic View Post
    Yea i dont no what there called but they still work good tho. She has a 26 year old microwave im 24 so its 2 years older than me haha still works just like new!!!!
    Those old microwaves were.military grade. My dad had the original microwave that came with a house he bought in 1977 up until just a few yrs ago. That old thing had a dial on it, nothing else. Like a toaster oven. It boiled a cup of water in 15 seconds. No joke!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Java Man View Post
    Those old microwaves were.military grade. My dad had the original microwave that came with a house he bought in 1977 up until just a few yrs ago. That old thing had a dial on it, nothing else. Like a toaster oven. It boiled a cup of water in 15 seconds. No joke!
    We had an acient one too and it was brilliant the new ones are crap
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    Quote Originally Posted by DCI View Post
    We had an acient one too and it was brilliant the new ones are crap
    Not to be a broken record but you do know why dont you? Because all the electronics are made in china now so they burn out easily. The old ones if they ever go out you only have to replace one resister typically and it was an easy fix. My mom had one that was over 20 years old also.
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    Same here but manufactureres don't want things to last anymore because if it breaks after 5 years people now believe that they got their worth out of it and will purchase anouther one.

    If they were to charge the same money as you would probably spend in 10 years the normal joe soap would freak out and call them a rip off you know yourself. It is the same most electronics the only things that seem to last are decent speakers

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