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post Feb 27 2011, 08:30 PM
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In 11 years on the road we have never had any problems from having given our cell phone number, and our only phone number, to our bank, broker, insurance agent and all others that we do business with. Since you give out your land line number when it is your only phone, what is so different if you have only a cell number?

Like Denali, we have received almost no telemarketing calls.


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post Feb 28 2011, 11:19 PM
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QUOTE(Denali @ Feb 26 2011, 04:47 PM) *

BTW, the national Do Not Call Registry has nothing to do with cell phones: The Truth about Cell Phones and the National Do Not Call Registry


True. But if you "port" a number that used to be a landline into a cell phone, (which you can do now!) then telemarketers have no way to know it's a cell phone.

Also, I'm really liking my "mobile landline." Ok, the sound quality is like long distance phone calls used to be before fiber optic and "sounds like you're in the next room" stuff. But for $20 a month and FREE long distance...... And Verizon operates ALMOST everywhere....... I'd like to ditch my cell phone! (Can't cuz it's also Verizon and I just resigned another two year contract....)

I think with this service from Verizon, the best way to go would be Verizon's "Home Phone Connect" (that's what the "Mobile Landline" is called...), and then use a prepaid cell phone from, oh, maybe AT&T to supplement in areas where Verizon might not work but AT&T would.....

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post Mar 2 2011, 03:12 PM
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QUOTE(DXSMac @ Feb 28 2011, 10:19 PM) *

True. But if you "port" a number that used to be a landline into a cell phone, (which you can do now!) then telemarketers have no way to know it's a cell phone....
Good point. That hadn't occurred to me.


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post Apr 25 2011, 11:38 PM
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I'm still loving this mobile landline from Verizon (they call it HOME PHONE CONNECT)! Sound quality is kind of like phones before the fiber optics and "sounds like you're in the next room" stuff, but for $20 a month, you can live with it!

On the other hand, I don't know if it's the model of phone I'm using (GE Trimline, corded), or an issue with the router, but I have to push the buttons very slowly and deliberately. I have to do a "push-hold-release" thing. When I had this phone in my home (that I just sold), I didn't have to push this slowly. When I checked my voice mail, I had to put the PIN code in VERY SLOWLY or it wouldn't work. But again, for a $20 a month service, who cares?!?!?

I'm using a "corded" phone. If you lose electricity, there is a backup battery in the router that will still work your phone. Battery is supposed to last two hours, but I guess that is on "continuous use." I once unplugged the electrical cord from the router for an entire night and it still worked the next day! If you use a "cordless" phone with it, and lose electrical power, your phone won't work.

So, if you are boondocking, you can still have phone service all night as long as you don't use the phone much.....

I'll be camp hosting in Colorado. I want to see how it works there.

With this service, my cell phone is pretty much redundant!

I'm still thinking the most economical way to go would be to get this service from Verizon, and then supplement with a prepaid cell from AT&T to take up the slack if you are in an area where Verizon doesn't get a signal.

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