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Posted: 7/17/2008 8:13:10 PM EDT
I just recently cancelled my wife's and my cellphone service a couple weeks ago, and it's pretty refreshing. We have free long distance through Comcast so the main reason for having the phone is gone now. My wife started an at home daycare business, and I'm not allowed to have a cell at work (security reasons). So keeping in touch isn't affected for the most part. Overall, it's just $70/month I'm not spending anymore.

I do still use my phone as a rolodex though I haven't gotten my #'s organized someplace else yet.
Link Posted: 7/17/2008 8:21:37 PM EDT
I have a novel feature on my cell phone that allows me to cancel or reinstate service, literally at a moment's notice. It's called the "ON/OFF" button. I use it to "get rid" of my phone at least several times a day.

The expense of having cell service isn't much of a concern - Net10 only charges for actual phone calls made or received, which for me averages out to around 10 bucks a month.
Link Posted: 7/17/2008 8:43:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/17/2008 8:43:25 PM EDT by Waldo0506]
I dont talk on my phone but 100-200 min. a month. I text alot.

I tried to explain to t-mobile that there was no way I used 2,000 min. in one month as I left them to go to AT&T. I have had the lowest AT&T account since January (I think) and I have 1,300 roll over min. If it were not for texting I would not have it.
Link Posted: 7/17/2008 8:45:18 PM EDT
I canceled mine a year ago, it has been nice not lugging it around, and only talking to people when I want to.
Link Posted: 7/17/2008 8:49:28 PM EDT
Any of you guys still have "Beepers"?
Link Posted: 7/17/2008 9:03:45 PM EDT
My wife and I cancelled ours about 4 months back- don't miss it at all.

But I also don't have cable TV anymore and I've been taking the welfare wagon to work most of the time, so we've done a few changes to our monthly budget.
Link Posted: 7/17/2008 9:16:06 PM EDT
Never had one, never will.
Link Posted: 7/17/2008 9:16:30 PM EDT
The ONLY reason I have one is to get overtime from work and for my part time job. If not for those two things, I would not have one. When I retire, the cell phone is gone.
Count on it.
Link Posted: 7/17/2008 9:25:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By realwar:
Any of you guys still have "Beepers"?


I have a beeper for work.
Link Posted: 7/17/2008 9:34:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2008 6:43:06 AM EDT by Dace]
I talk 1,000+ minutes of peak time a month. I couldnt do my job without it as an auditor and never being in the office.

I turn it off on the weekends. My company pays for part of the service.
Link Posted: 7/17/2008 9:36:39 PM EDT
I wish I could get rid of m ine. Condition of employment.
Link Posted: 7/17/2008 9:54:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/17/2008 9:55:16 PM EDT by wildearp]



I don't NEED to wear a watch right now.


I am living stress free!
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 1:28:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dace:
I talk 1,000+ hours of peak time a month. I couldnt do my job without it as an auditor and never being in the office.

I turn it off on the weekends. My company pays for part of the service.


How do you do that? 24hr x 30 days = 720 hours


Link Posted: 7/18/2008 1:29:40 AM EDT
We finally broke down and got one of the pay as you go variety a few months ago. A lot of the family and some friends were going to meet up in the Washington DC area and then go down to SC for my sons wedding. Having a phone made sense for that evolution.

Since we got back, I think we have put about 10 minutes on it. Mostly to the boys that Mom and I won't be back til late, get your own damn dinner.

The kids have and pay for their own. It has been a good lesson in how "Free Minutes" costs them about $60/month.
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 1:43:32 AM EDT
don't have one.

don't need one.



clown
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 6:43:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Maddog_44:

Originally Posted By Dace:
I talk 1,000+ hours of peak time a month. I couldnt do my job without it as an auditor and never being in the office.

I turn it off on the weekends. My company pays for part of the service.


How do you do that? 24hr x 30 days = 720 hours




ROFL you're right....
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 6:54:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 7:00:06 AM EDT
Company paid for and with me 24\7. Of course I was able to cancel my landline because of this about 4 years ago so it's my main phone as well. If I really don't want to be bothered I can just turn it off.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 7:00:44 AM EDT
I have not had a home phone for 4 years.

I have missed it exactly never.
I also have no problem turning my cell phone off. It is just far too convienant to have a phone I can choose to take with me, or not.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 7:07:23 AM EDT
Nope, I dont have one. I just dont feel the need to be in constant contact at all times.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 7:10:05 AM EDT
I couldn't not get along with out a cell.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 7:12:19 AM EDT
No cell phone here, and no desire for one either.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 7:13:21 AM EDT
Another phoneless Luddite here.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 7:15:28 AM EDT
it's because all you losers have no friends or women that would want to call you!
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 7:48:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 8:01:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Rabon:
Never had one, never will.




+1

A $70+ monthly bill I don't need.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 3:51:20 PM EDT
My pay as you go phone costs about $20 a year, and is turned off 95 percent of the time...

People already have way too many ways to get in touch with me.
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