As a 40-something (really almost 50, but who’s counting) gal in the big city, do I really need a landline phone?
This is a new measure of the generation gap for me.
Do you have a landline phone?
If you are over 45, you are probably going to say yes. If you are 40 to 45, you might have one, especially if you have kids. But my totally unofficial poll (here at Community Partners of Dallas with our staff) says that if you are under 40, you don’t have a landline phone.
So for those young at heart gals/guys who may be considering a switch, here are my questions/thoughts:
- I find it difficult to hold my cell phone between my ear and shoulder, so how do I cook, work from home on computer, etc.? Keep in mind that I hate it when people use a speakerphone, so I don’t want to use the one on the cell unless absolutely necessary.
- Joanna says that she doesn’t really like having a long conversation on her cell phone because the cell is harder to hold for an extended period. Is this true?
- Do you just give out your cell number to the world? So when you buy a single bottle of nail polish on the internet (Yes, I did this last week. It is Rachel Zoe’s favorite color – can’t wait for it to arrive!) and they make you give a phone number, is the cell number okay with you? I always put my home number in this box.
- What about an emergency in the night? I always turn off my cell ringer when I go to bed (actually those of you who know me well know that I almost never turn on the cell ringer – a constant battle of words with my family who expect me to be at their beck and call at all times). Do you bring the phone into the bedroom at night to plug it in?
- Solicitation calls – do you get them on your cell? I would really hate that. By the way, who is really answering sales calls any more? On my landline I have Caller ID, so I never answer them. On the cell it doesn’t tell me who is calling, just the phone number. I would really hate that, people.
Please let me know what you think. And don’t call – I won’t answer.