Our telephone landline is relatively expensive and we rarely use it. My wife suggested that we cancel it and just rely on cellphones.
After thinking about it I've come up with some pros and cons for our situation-
1) Save lots of money, up to $600 per year
1) Cellphone service in my area is not good, sometimes we can't get a good signal throughout out house, only on one end.
2) I put my cellphone on the table when I come home and it stays there, I can't hear it in the other end of our house.
3) Between us we would have 2 different numbers, when do I give out my number, when do I give out my wife's number?
4) How permanent is a cellphone #? I have heard that you can take your number to another carrier but I've also heard that in reality this doesn't work very well.
5) Caller ID on cellphones is worthless.
Currently we have telephone with one company, and cable TV and internet with another company. Our cable company offers digital phone, but their service is so unrelaible that I wouldn't trust them with my phone service. We are considering changing to Verizon FIOS and then we could have TV, internet and phone with the same company. This would reduce what we pay for phone.
We had a cordless phone at home for a long time, and it finally quit working. My wife had added an answering machine and a caller ID box to this, which made for a big bundle of wiring and a big appetite for batteries. When the cordless phone quit I bought a new one that had 2 handsets and integrated caller ID and answering machine. It put everything into one small unit and simplified the wiring. I noticed when shopping that BestBuy had a cordless phone system with bluetooth that would connect to your cellphone. So come home, set your cellphone next to the base unit, and then the cordless handsets work just like your normal landline.