Thinking of Ditching Your Landline?

 


Many consumers are currently ditching their land and business lines in favor of cellphone only call options. In fact, as many as one in six American households have given up their landline and are using only their cellphone, according to Steven Blumberg, a senior scientist at the Center for Disease Control’s Statistics department. Before you ditch your landline, make sure you think of all the pros and cons surrounding the matter.

Pros: 
Cost – In most areas, the cost of a cellphone plan is lower than the cost of a landline, especially when you count the cost of a long distance calling plan. However, the “per month” cost that many carriers quote can be misleading. Be sure to investigate all the hidden fees first. 
Lifestyle – Those who prefer cellphones over home phones are often on-the-go, and have very different lifestyles than people who prefer landlines. If you’re constantly on-the-go and need to be reached at a variety of hours, a cellphone is probably your best bet.
Emergencies – A cellphone will be useful during emergencies that arise when you’re away from home, such as a car accident. 
                                                                                                                         
Cons: 
Emergencies – Although a cellphone may be useful in some emergencies, your address is not visible to the emergency operator when you call from a cellphone. While they can locate you, it’s not as fast as calling from a landline. Depending on the service you use, your telephone number might not be visible to the operator, either.
Power – What will happen if your power goes out? Your cellphone will continue to operate as long as it has a battery, but what if the power outage lasts for an extended period of time? 
Listing – Do you want to be listed in the phone book? If so, you will need a landline.

Landlines and cellphones each have their pros and cons. By considering the matter from all angles, you can decide which type of phone fits your lifestyle.

Source: Relocation.com

Chris and Patty Clark Metro Brokers/Morningside Homes are Denver/Aurora, Co Realtors specializing in residential real estate.

www.morningsidehomes.com

Thinking of Ditching Your Landline?

 


Many consumers are currently ditching their land and business lines in favor of cellphone only call options. In fact, as many as one in six American households have given up their landline and are using only their cellphone, according to Steven Blumberg, a senior scientist at the Center for Disease Control’s Statistics department. Before you ditch your landline, make sure you think of all the pros and cons surrounding the matter.

Pros: 
Cost – In most areas, the cost of a cellphone plan is lower than the cost of a landline, especially when you count the cost of a long distance calling plan. However, the “per month” cost that many carriers quote can be misleading. Be sure to investigate all the hidden fees first. 
Lifestyle – Those who prefer cellphones over home phones are often on-the-go, and have very different lifestyles than people who prefer landlines. If you’re constantly on-the-go and need to be reached at a variety of hours, a cellphone is probably your best bet.
Emergencies – A cellphone will be useful during emergencies that arise when you’re away from home, such as a car accident. 

Cons: 
Emergencies – Although a cellphone may be useful in some emergencies, your address is not visible to the emergency operator when you call from a cellphone. While they can locate you, it’s not as fast as calling from a landline. Depending on the service you use, your telephone number might not be visible to the operator, either.
Power – What will happen if your power goes out? Your cellphone will continue to operate as long as it has a battery, but what if the power outage lasts for an extended period of time? 
Listing – Do you want to be listed in the phone book? If so, you will need a landline.

Landlines and cellphones each have their pros and cons. By considering the matter from all angles, you can decide which type of phone fits your lifestyle.

Source: Relocation.com

Chris and Patty Clark Metro Brokers/Morningside Homes are Denver/Aurora, Co Realtors specializing in residential real estate.

www.morningsidehomes.com