We haven’t had a home phone for years. Why? Because the connection broke and we never bothered fixing it. We both have mobiles (as do most people these days) so we didn’t ever have the urgency to fix the house phone.
Recently I’ve been thinking about the importance of home phones, one reason being my husband always has his mobile on silent and if he doesn’t have it in his pocket at home he doesn’t always pick up, and that really bugs me!
Here are 5 reasons why I think it’s important to have a house phone.
- Mobiles run out of battery. If you’re like me, you’ll run your battery into the ground before you bother to charge it again. So I’m always without a phone for an hour or so most evenings.
- Mobile phone numbers are long. When Lamb is older I want to know he can remember a number to call me on. If he is out locally and we have a house phone, he only needs to remember 6 digits to get in touch with me, rather than the 11 digits of my mobile number.
- Home phones are cheap. You can get great deals locally and even internationally. If you have a family member living abroad you will both save money if you call each other from home phones.
- If you have a power cut your home phone will still work! Mobiles won’t charge, but at least you can make calls if you need to in emergencies.
- Most of us pay for line rental for our broadband service, so we might as well have a home phone!
So there’s my top 5 reasons why we should all have a home phone.
For a bit of fun here’s a list of the greatest ‘Hello’ songs form the last few decades.
Do you still have a home phone? We are hoping to get ours fixed soon and get it back up and running in the new year.
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