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    so whatcha' want? bigskymacadam's Avatar
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    No more TV (or landline?)

    we just got a house! yay! along with this comes a change in lifestyle since we will be cash poor. i know, no more new bikes and cameras for a while, but i'm really excited as it's our first home.

    also, what will be missing is directv and tivo. while we love the setup, it'll save us some ducats in cancelling and also give us some free time in the evening to cook and eat like we used to before getting satellite. oh. and ride a bike.

    i'm thinking about not getting a land line either. that'll save a little, but from what i understand it's hard to get other services if you don't have a landline? what's your take?

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    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
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    No...I've been without a landline for over 2 years now...never had any issue with any services.
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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    I hardly ever watch TV anymore. I don't use my landline although I do have one. No friends, no phone calls.
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    Tiocfáidh ár Lá jfmckenna's Avatar
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    I haven’t had cable or satellite for over 7 years now. I get like 3 channels and they suck so I never watch TV. I use it to rent movies occasionally. After a while you will begin to wonder how anyone has the time to sit in front of the tube. It’s a pure waste of life. Congratulations and welcome to the bright side

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    What services are hard to get without a landline? I have one so I can get DSL, but I never use it for anything other than finding my cellphone. I also don't have TV. (technically I just got one, but I've never turned it on, waiting on a dvd player or game console)
    Bring the pain.

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    I cut my landline over a decade ago. The local cable company will sell internet access without cable TV service, which is nice. I've had no issue about only having a cell phone.

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    No TV or land line here. I have a VOIP phone at home, over a broadband internet connection. I'd ditch the voip, but my cell doesn't get reception out in the boonies.
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    so whatcha' want? bigskymacadam's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by recursive
    What services are hard to get without a landline?
    didn't merton have trouble ordering pizza or t-mobile w/o a land line? i gotta have pizza delivered!

    joke only. i think we'll get by without a phone. like sbw, we get no calls. voip looks okay if we need. i think it's only fifteen bucks a month.

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    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
    I hardly ever watch TV anymore. I don't use my landline although I do have one. No friends, no phone calls.
    I had free cable (by accident) at my old place, but I didn't "pay" for it when I moved and since I don't have an antenna, I have NO TV now. Not extraordinarily worried about getting it either.

    I do wish I had at least an antenna to check weather and stuff though. I hate it when people tell me about a hurricane that may be coming our way that I know nothing about.
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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    I use VoIP myself as well as cell. I don't use the phone company at all! Cable internet, prepaid cell and my Vonage is flat rate over North America, Hawaii and Western Europe...unlimited minutes! It omly costs me I think 16 cents a minute to call my brother in the Philippines as well, so it's cheap as air for me! Internet and phone pkg only costs me $54 a month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    I had free cable (by accident) at my old place, but I didn't "pay" for it when I moved and since I don't have an antenna, I have NO TV now. Not extraordinarily worried about getting it either.

    I do wish I had at least an antenna to check weather and stuff though. I hate it when people tell me about a hurricane that may be coming our way that I know nothing about.

    http://www.srh.noaa.gov/forecast/Map...te=FL&site=TBW


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    Landline free almost four years now.
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