Am I the only one here that only has a land line phone or doesn't do TikTok?
Edited by - steve davis on 03/25/2023 08:59:31
Nope, but I did give up my 2400 baud modem for cable internet and WiFi. Don't have cable TV though, antenna in the attic.
I still have a spam line, but I like Tic Toc.
I misread the OP. I don't ONLY have a landline, but I do still have one. Both my wife and I have cell phones because they were necessary for work, and I wanted her to have one when driving in case she broke down with the baby in the car. I now, very reluctantly, have a stupid phone because they were shutting off my flip phone and I need a stupid phone to operate my hearing aids. Trust me, you want me with my hearing aids.
My land line turned into a cell phone modem but it does have a DTMF converter and a ring generator. OK all you young whipper snappers digestion that. We also have a dedicated secure DSL WiFi modem due to my wife's work.
Edited by - 5B-Ranch on 03/25/2023 10:20:31
My only phone is my land line.Am I alone in this?
Got landline, No do Ticks sucking US tocks. Red Chinese govt is an enemy of the USA.
Also, I have Privacy cell phones from Braxman (brax.me/) He deGoogles Pixels and other brands. Also has his own-designed and manufactured cell phone, the BraX2. Google is evil, and this is one way to avoid some of that evil. See his above site for his catalog. I have no commercial ties to Rob Braxman, I'm just a satisfied customer.
Privacy phones defeat Google and commercial spying, but will not stop state-level eg US Govt. spying on you thru your cellphone. Hard to beat US Gov. quantum computing, sigh. Braxman's phones will run most of the usual apps unless they have spyware imbedded. It that situation, there are a couple sites that produce de-spyware versions of the apps, or allow the use of the spy versions but through a spoofing site to protect your identity.
Our DSL WiFi has a land line phone number associated with it so technically it is a Land Line since it comes in on copper wire.
We still have a land line but getting rid of it soon. We only get spam calls on it and everyone we know calls our cell phone numbers. We had it for our home business purposes but no need anymore.
Originally posted by steve davis
Am I the only one here that only has a land line phone or doesn't do TikTok?
You n i are as alike as we are differnt. :0)
I have no cell,flip or something on a wrist-watch.
When I leave the house I leave any form of communication except for my car radio.
I just wondered if I was the only one.
I didn't see your post until I'd printed this,Al.
I like leaving it all behind when I hit the road or go down in the woods.
Edited by - steve davis on 03/25/2023 10:52:01
I would probably be lost without my phone or iPad. I don’t have a computer, don’t do tik tok, Facebook, or any other social media other than BHO, email and texts and YouTube.
I do search the internet and get my news and info from it and lots of shopping!!!
Not so much spending, but lots of shopping!!!
Yup, landline. I've made it a habit to tell/email people my phone number + "NON-TEXTING LANDLINE"
Tik Tok? Definitely, I have an antique mantel clock that does an awesome job at that
we have a land line (mostly for her mom) ,and i don't do tick tock ,,, ain't really sure what it is unless you talkin bout some kind of clock game
I have a land line and a cell phone (used for my convenience only) and have never bee on Tic-Tock, Instagram, Facebook or any of those type social media places.
I have too many things to do to sit around and amuse myself with cute cat videos or people doing stupid things.
I was discussing only today whether we still need a land line. We figured out that if it rings it's either Kevin, Anne, somebody trying to scam me, or a robotic voice when Sam accidentally using the first number on his mobile rather than the second to send me a text. But it's in a package with my mobile, my WiFi and my cable TV so doesn't really cost me anything. I use it for outgoing calls only when I need to press 1 and listen to a voice telling me how important my call is for 30 minutes.
Nope. All I have is a land line, a cordless phone that I carry with me all around the house. If I have an accident, I need to call for help. No, I don't need another layer of technology with a "fall alert."
I've toyed with the idea of a cell phone. I've asked my kids about it. They said no, don't. More complications in my life. They all have the best of the best since they need that communication link for work, in particular. My hearing is poor. This computer screen and text suits me just fine.
Here in NZ we don't have the wide range of services you have there. I think we only have about 4 service providers. I had both landline and mobile until I upgraded my account. They disconnected my landline (wire) without telling me when they provided a wireless modem/router. I ended up getting a cordless phone set that connected to the modem. In time I got dissatisfied with the service and went to another provider. I decided to have no 'landline' just a mobile service when I switched. They replaced the modem/router. One option I am going to avail myself of it to get fibre broadband installed (It is to my fence line). Hopefully it will improve the speed of my internet connection.
The copper lines are no longer being maintained and the telephone companies are no longer required to continue that service as in the past, so LL service will be less and less available every year from now on.
Land line and cell phone ..... mostly spam calls on land line! Oh .... no Tic Toc!
Edited by - BanjoLink on 03/25/2023 17:04:12
I bet it's been ten years since we had a land line here. No tik tok either. Girls probably do even after I tried to warn them off it.
I figure it's only a matter of time that the new phone company, 4th in 15 years, decides to stop maintaining the copper. We can run the land line over cable, but I don't think it's worth the hassle. We'll probably just have cellular service, unless they run fiber out here in the sticks. Every rain storm we get static on the land line and have to call the phone company on the cell phones to get them to fix it.
But I sure miss my simple flip phone. It could tell time, send text messages, make phone calls, and it had a very usable calendar. Could take pictures if I needed it too. Hate the new stupid phone, but need it to run my hearing aids.
I hardly touch social media. But it's very useful having a book library, a music library, a camera, a banjo tuner, a notebook, a torch, a map, a gps navigator, a pedometer, a compass, a calendar, a diary, a spirit level, my over 60's rail discount card.... in my pocket. And I sometimes even use the phone function.
I just don't need a phone unless one of my friends calls to see if I'm home so they can come over to play music or shoot pool.
We gave up our land line that I needed for work and replaced it with a cell phone box that we connected to our house phone network so there is no transition. We have discussed eliminating the home phone but after 20+ years too many people use it. We both have cell phones that are left overs from employment and now have smart phones that do more. I have an app that I can use to download my blood sugar tester and she uses hers for messaging to keep in touch with her sisters. We both have an app that will control the front door lock which is keyless and uses only our finger prints to unlock.
We have simplified our wiring and reduced our costs by going to an antenna and using ROKU connections to our internet which is the only outside connection we have. Both give us more options than cable TV and reduced our costs considerably.
We have a landline with an answering machine. I did have to get a cell phone for work when I worked in a different shop but don't really like it or need it anymore. I have a few younger friends across the country that keep in touch by texting so that's O.K. I almost never talk on it though. All the "NEWS" on there is just click bait crap!
I do use the phone for spellchecks since the BHO one sucks so bad!
No tik tok!
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