stevenlee212 wrote:This may be a off-beat question , but why would anyone really need a home telephone if everyone in the household has a cell phone ?? The only calls i get at home are from people just trying to sell me great deals etc.....
One reason, already mentioned, is signal quality. Boosters aren't a cure-all. Rural areas, canyons, apartments/condos surrounded by lots of steel, places where the signal bounces around and follow multiple paths (which cause mutual interference).... It's a wonder we can actually talk, sometimes!
Another reason (I think) is rate plans, where you're paying per minute on your cell phone and not on your land line.
Yet another is large-scale emergencies. A flood, prairie fire, earthquake, whatever, gets people calling in and out asking if everybody's okay, saying it's going to take a couple of extra hours to drive home, and so on.
Cell service will max out before land lines will, so your home will be incommunicado if you only have cell phones.
Those are the reasons I usually give.