Q. Should I get rid of my landline?

A. Thinking about getting rid of your landline? More and more people are using wireless phones for all of their calls and abandoning “landlines” entirely.

For some consumers, just going wireless could be a better deal than keeping their landline phone service, too. Be aware that: You might not get good (or any) reception inside your house or apartment building. Weak or dead batteries can also prevent your cell phone from working when you need to make a call. If that happens in an emergency situation, you would be unable able to dial 911.

Families with children, people who work at home, people who are homebound, and other people who depend on phone service may want the security of having a landline as well as a wireless phone.

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