Friday, October 11, 2013

Functioning Better with a Landline

Do you really only need a cell phone? Landlines and cell phones are two very different communication devices and they are used differently.

Overall, landlines are a cheaper option than cell phones if you are looking at making a lot of local calls.  When money is an issue and every penny counts, as in our present economic situation, holding on to a few extra bucks each month by choosing your landline and a minimal cell package may make a real difference in your budget.  One glorious thing about landlines are the fact that the phone is not always with you.  You're able to keep in touch when you need to, but you are not constantly available.  You can have an evening that's uninterrupted by bells, whistles and text message alerts, if you would like by turning the cell phones off and relying on the landline for emergency situations.  A landline makes shutting down and having personal time easier as you are only available then to family and friends.

Landlines are not dependent on the use of electricity. During a lengthy power outage, if your cell phone loses its charge you will still have a way to make sure everyone else is okay and keep in touch with the rest of the world. Corded phones do not lose their charge, and are therefore always available to you.  How many times have you forgotten to charge your cell phone at night and it loses charge in the middle of the day? While it's charging, you still have a way of getting in touch with people: your landline.  Businesses can’t just stop because cell phones lose power or a cell tower goes out, keep operating with a landline. 

Let's look at the fact that cell phones are not always cheaper than landlines. If you sign up for an unlimited cell phone plan with data service, you could be paying about $100 a month or more.  Basic landline telephone service with no bells and whistles might cost around $20 a month.  The key is to buy what you need. Having a landline means you aren't paying for use by the number of minutes you use, you're charged one flat rate for all the local calls you can make. This may seem like a negative if you don't use it often, but if you are at home and about to make a local phone call, pick up your landline instead of your cell phone and save money. If you make a lot of long distance calls the cell might be cheaper since most plans include long distance with your bucket of minutes.  If you don't talk long distance very often, the landline is probably the cheaper option.  

You can use the landline for local calls and to save money on your long distance service contact Business Network Long Distance.