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Logical
05-26-2007, 08:09 PM
Seems like everyone has one these days so I just thought I would check.

If you could post how many people in your family out of all the family members that would also be interesting.

cdcox
05-26-2007, 08:12 PM
Me, no. PBJ

Wife and daugher, yes. Once in a while I will borrow the wife's.

Joie
05-26-2007, 08:12 PM
Don't have one anymore. I think I will in the future though. It would come in handy because I can't get personal calls on my work phone.

bkkcoh
05-26-2007, 08:16 PM
We have 5 cell phones in the house.

Guru
05-26-2007, 08:21 PM
Just one Net10 phone. Pay $15 per month and have never run out of minutes yet.

tmax63
05-26-2007, 08:22 PM
No phone here. There are times I don't want to be in touch with everyone who is trying to reach me. Although I will confess about every winter here in Colorado I think about getting a trak-phone or whatever they're called in case I get stranded in a snowdrift somewhere.

Logical
05-26-2007, 08:23 PM
Where are my manners, 5 family members 5 cell phones.

milkman
05-26-2007, 08:24 PM
Just me and the wife, and we both have 'em.

JohninGpt
05-26-2007, 08:26 PM
Gov'mnt cell + personal cell + wife cell. 11 Year old daughter wants one too, but I can't see that happening any time soon.

KCFalcon59
05-26-2007, 08:27 PM
Just one Net10 phone. Pay $15 per month and have never run out of minutes yet.

Yeah, but you don't have all those fancy features that you will never use for lots more money.

wazu
05-26-2007, 08:27 PM
The smartest thing the cell phone companies ever did was the "second account w/ free phone" deal. That's what got me in 2003. My wife just had to have one, and when she came home she handed me a "free" one and said it was just $5 a month. I reluctantly accepted and now I can't imagine not having one.

KCFalcon59
05-26-2007, 08:28 PM
I have my own, my daughter has one, and I also pay for one for my Mother.

Frazod
05-26-2007, 08:33 PM
Shit, we have three of them and there are only two of us. Of course, that was some program Sprint solicited to us which basically gave us the extra phone for the same price. So we keep the third one basically as a free spare.

And it did come in handy when I lost my phone a couple of months ago.

BigMeatballDave
05-26-2007, 08:34 PM
We have 5 cell phones in the house.Eek!

BigMeatballDave
05-26-2007, 08:36 PM
I have Verizon. I added my parents and my brother for Christmas last year...

keg in kc
05-26-2007, 08:39 PM
I have a cell phone, and no land line (I couldn't justify $50/month for a phone I never used).

My parents each have one (they're in their 60s), by sisters each have one.

UteChief
05-26-2007, 08:40 PM
I have one. But I don't have a land line. Plus my friends and I text more than we ever talk. Can't do that on a land line.

sportsman1
05-26-2007, 08:40 PM
I have one, Mom and dad refuse to get one but honestly its about 1 in 100 that dont have one these days.

listopencil
05-26-2007, 08:48 PM
The wife and I have a shared plan.

Simply Red
05-26-2007, 08:50 PM
of course silly. Who doesn't?

Bill Parcells
05-26-2007, 08:55 PM
Yes

old_geezer
05-26-2007, 08:56 PM
Had one - got rid of it after the first year. Never used it.

I now have a Trac-Phone in my truck that is there strictly for emergencys. I think I've used it 2 times in the 6 months I've had it. I don't even know my number. :shrug:

Slick32
05-26-2007, 08:58 PM
I have a phone in my cell. Does that count?

BigMeatballDave
05-26-2007, 09:06 PM
I have a cell phone, and no land line (I couldn't justify $50/month for a phone I never used).

My parents each have one (they're in their 60s), by sisters each have one.I have a landline through Embarq. They charge me $55 mo., which includes DSL...

ROYC75
05-26-2007, 09:09 PM
I got 8 of them...... 4 for family and 4 for business.

PinkFloyd
05-26-2007, 09:38 PM
I have 3... Yes; they are all mine...

trndobrd
05-26-2007, 09:41 PM
Wife has personal cell and Crackberry for work, I have cell/MDA.

Pay $12 a month to keep a landline for the security system but I never use the line for phonecalls.

ChiefsFire
05-26-2007, 09:53 PM
Motorola E815 for me and a Motorola Q for the wife...mines on 24/7

Logical
05-26-2007, 10:20 PM
I have 3... Yes; they are all mine...Curious, one for work, one personal, why the third one?

Baconeater
05-27-2007, 12:01 AM
I have one, although I hate the damn thing and if I could get away with not having one I would gladly smash it with a hammer. Neither the wife or the kid has one.

Buehler445
05-27-2007, 12:02 AM
It is my only phone. I don't have a land line.

Sam Hall
05-27-2007, 12:29 AM
I have one of those little Nokias.

el borracho
05-27-2007, 02:07 AM
One cell phone which stays at home 96% of the time and no land line.

Fishpicker
05-27-2007, 07:59 AM
I can't stand cell phones. The closest I ever came to buying a cell phone was when Crickets first came out.

Guru
05-27-2007, 08:14 AM
Yeah, but you don't have all those fancy features that you will never use for lots more money.
And your point? Drives me nuts that the best plans offered on the contracts is a $40 per month plan. Yet I still don't have the freedom on daytime minutes to talk when I want as long as I want

Net10 is technically overpriced, but as a secondary phone it fits the bill. If cellular services would start pricing their products closer to what landlines offer I would be more interested. My big problem is that I have DSL so I can't lose my landline right now.

That raises another question for this thread. Why do people still have landlines with all the frills when they already have cell phones. I don't see the purpose of having full contracts under both.

Bwana
05-27-2007, 08:21 AM
I do indeed, but hate it more everyday. Most of the eime if I don't need it on for business, I turn the damn thing off.

Red and Gold Mania
05-27-2007, 08:44 AM
No, I have never owned one. That's gotta be a rarity down here in So. Fla.

Saulbadguy
05-27-2007, 08:45 AM
I honestly don't know anyone that doesn't own one.

Lzen
05-27-2007, 08:56 AM
I have 3. One for me, the wife, and the 14 year old son. We are all on a shared plan. The nice thing is that we can call anyone who is on Cingular and talk for free. We .We also have a landline. It is still used for phone calls as well as dsl and satellite tv.

Silock
05-27-2007, 09:12 AM
Should be "Do you have a landline?" We don't. Both the wife and I only have cell phones.

Wile_E_Coyote
05-27-2007, 10:18 AM
No What the hell do you talk about when you get home? If you call the wife everytime a thought crosses your mind. It makes me sad when I see this, it's almost infantile

KCFalcon59
05-27-2007, 10:41 AM
And your point? Drives me nuts that the best plans offered on the contracts is a $40 per month plan. Yet I still don't have the freedom on daytime minutes to talk when I want as long as I want

Net10 is technically overpriced, but as a secondary phone it fits the bill. If cellular services would start pricing their products closer to what landlines offer I would be more interested. My big problem is that I have DSL so I can't lose my landline right now.

That raises another question for this thread. Why do people still have landlines with all the frills when they already have cell phones. I don't see the purpose of having full contracts under both.
:) Just pointing out my own stupidity. I pay for all those fancy extras. Most of which are pretty much worthless.

Though I did get rid of my land line years ago when I went to cable.

Bearcat
05-27-2007, 10:41 AM
I only know one person that doesn't own a cell phone that isn't younger than 18 or older than 60, but they have an irrational fear of technology.

milkman
05-27-2007, 10:47 AM
No What the hell do you talk about when you get home? If you call the wife everytime a thought crosses your mind. It makes me sad when I see this, it's almost infantile

If you call your wife everytime a thought crosses your mind, then you are whipped ****er that needs to be removed the the "Man" list.

milkman
05-27-2007, 10:49 AM
I only know one person that doesn't own a cell phone that isn't younger than 18 or older than 60, but they have an irrational fear of technology.

Why is it irrational?

Red and Gold Mania
05-27-2007, 10:50 AM
Damn, I am indeed a dinosarus with the age 18 < x < 60. Maybe I ought to get one.

jAZ
05-27-2007, 11:11 AM
Me - Yes
Wife - Yes
Son - No (5.5 months old)
Mom - Yes
Dad - No (crochety old dude... and CP lurker:p)
Mother-In-Law - No (quadraplegic)
Father-In-Law - Yes
Grandmother-In-Law - Yes
Grandfather-In-Law - Yes
Grandmother-In-Law II - Yes
Grandfather-In-Law II - Yes
Grandmother - No (Dead)
Grandfather - No (Dead)
Grandmother II - No (Dead)
Grandfather II - No (Dead)

DaneMcCloud
05-27-2007, 11:19 AM
Yes. Razor phone for me, Palm Treo for the wife. I never leave the house without it.

Brando
05-27-2007, 11:31 AM
I have one and the old lady has one. I just started working for T-Mobile and they've got some great "My Faves" plans. You get unlimited minutes to call 5 numbers (faves). You can also add unlimited t-mob2t-mob calling for 9.99 month. In theory you can call your fam for free if they're all t-mobile and then have 5 numbers in my faves on any other carrier or landline. That enables you to cut down on your minute usage substantially.
Another thing that I've learned about T-mobile is that they will allow you to change your plan as much as necessary. Let's say your plan is for 600 minutes and your bill closes on the 20th. It's the 18th and you realize you've gone way over you can call in and change your plan backdated to the begininng of the billing cycle to avoid overages. They have a number of plans that you can switch to without extending your contract. Now let's say you're on a contract for two years already and select a plan that only requires a year extension then you will not have to worry about the extension as long as you have more than a year left. If you have less than a year they will only extend it one year from the date that you change it. You can even go the website and put in different addresses to check the signal strength.
Not an advertisement but I know the pain of having a sh*tty plan and not wanting to have to worry about a contract extension by changing it.

Guru
05-27-2007, 12:03 PM
:) Just pointing out my own stupidity. I pay for all those fancy extras. Most of which are pretty much worthless.

Though I did get rid of my land line years ago when I went to cable.

I want to know why they keep making the phones smaller and smaller also. It is amazing to me that my voice can even be heard by the person I am speaking with. The damn mic is clear up by my friggin ear practically.

StcChief
05-27-2007, 12:27 PM
Nextel shared plan with son.

PinkFloyd
05-27-2007, 01:21 PM
Curious, one for work, one personal, why the third one?


Work, work and personal...

BigMeatballDave
05-27-2007, 07:36 PM
The nice thing is that we can call anyone who is on Cingular and talk for free. Verizon has the same thing.

BigMeatballDave
05-27-2007, 07:41 PM
Why is it irrational?Because it is.