Just writing Ma Bell makes me smile. My husband spent his entire corporate career working for her and has the watch to prove it. 🙂
He put in a good day’s work, and she paid him with cash and benefits. She paid the house payments, utilities, tuition, bought food for the table, and allowed us to go on family vacations.
During those years, we had phones in every room including the bathroom.
Hey, what telephone guy didn’t have a phone in the bathroom? We had wall phones, desk phones, princess phones, phones in a decorative box, and a Snoopy phone.
We even had one of the first cell phones that was in a bag the size of a tool box.
We loved our phones.
Fast forward to 2016 when we are still reaping benefits from his long career, but the phone situation is a lot different.
We have a home phone or landline that sits in a base with a couple of extensions along with two cell phones. Living in NH, our number one landline caller is political based. They call numerous times a day, and for that we get to pay $46 per month.
Relatives our age are more apt to email, call on our cell phones, or post on Facebook, while anyone 45 or younger prefers texting. So, why keep that monthly expense and the option for every political candidate and party to call at all times of the day?
I guess it was just a sense of loyalty, but no more. As of December 31, 2016, we disconnected our landline. Take that political folks!
Cell phones give us the option to block anyone who we don’t want to hear from. Now, that is real phone power.
It would only be fair to share that cell phone coverage is courtesy of AT&T. I guess we couldn’t cut all the cords. 🙂
So, do you still have a home phone or do you just use your cell phones?