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  1. teacherintexas

    teacherintexas Maven

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    i haven't had a landline in a very long time. I recently bought a home security system that can text using a SIM card and can call with alerts using a landline. Originally, I was just going to use the SIM card part of the system but I've started to reconsider that.

    I looked up voip lines but things like the magic jack require a pc to be on during use. There is something that starts with an o that looks promising other than the initial start up costs.

    Does anyone have a bare bones landline plan or even better, a prepaid land line?

    I never thought I'd want to get a landline again!
     
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  3. bros

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    It might be cheaper to just add it to your internet package.
     
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    BioAngel Science Teacher - Grades 3-6

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    I had Vonage for a few years before I completely ditched landline type phones. You just need to have it plugged into your internet router - no need to have a computer on at all times. As long as you have a working internet connection, Vonage will work too.
     
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    Most of the providers I know of in my area offer landline phones very cheap when in conjunction with internet. For the most part, it's not all that much of an expenditure (I never got rid of mine b/c it would have caused my internet price to go up).

    Actually, my landline deal is better than free since the price was locked in awhile ago...I would pay more for just internet than net/phone together.
     
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    Adding a phone line to our internet will be 30 bucks a month. The phone company I called this morning would be 34.

    Vonage looks like it might be a little less.

    If I was going to use the landline for more than just a backup then thirty a month isn't that bad.

    I'll have to ponder on this some more.
     
  7. Luv2TeachInTX

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    Can you just get an emergency line? That's what we have and it's about seven dollars a month.
     
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    I'll have to look into that. I didn't know there was such a thing. Thanks.
     
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    We are in same boat...we still have ours too.
     
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    I've had a landline phone all along & never went any period of time without one. Mine's in with my internet & cable TV bundle.
     

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