"I already have a cell phone, why would I want a landline phone too?"
Reception: While cell phone service has improved drastically over the years, landlines still tend to beat out mobile devices when it comes to reliable connections and clear reception. If you’re planning on working from home, a landline is the better choice for that home office.
Family: Say you’re not ready to get the kids a cell phone yet, but you need a way for them to stay connected. With a landline, you can have multiple devices in the home without having to add additional lines on to your bill. This way, the kids have a way to make calls without the added charges. They also have an easy way to place calls in emergencies, since they don’t have to go searching for your cell phone.
Emergencies: Speaking of emergencies, the landline’s biggest advantage is here. When you call 911 on your landline phone, emergency personnel can immediately pinpoint your location. With a cell phone, calls must first be routed to the nearest emergency call center and then GPS is used to determine your location. But what if you’re in an apartment building? With a landline or VoIP phone (voice over IP), your location is registered to your address, often down to the apartment number. Corded landlines that are connected to the traditional copper wire or fiber (versus a modem) can also work when the power is out, which comes in handy when your cell phone dies.
5¢ Per Minute Plan
For an additional $4.95 per month, you can enjoy the same calling convenience for only 5¢ per minute to all calls in-state and out-of-state, anytime, anywhere in the continental United States.
How often do you call long distance?
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), is a technology that allows you to make voice calls using a broadband Internet connection instead of a regular (or analog) phone line. VOIP calls can originate and terminate from regular telephones offering unlimited and local long distance calls. International calls may charge a small per minute fee.