linksdeity wrote:With the widespread commodity of cellphones and the fact that you can get a house phone for $7 from any store (one that will actually work if the power goes out), I don't understand why people buy things like this.
In my case, both my wife and I have cell phones, however we have two small boys, age 2 and 4. Most all of our babysittes have phones, however it is nice to have a backup or a "house phone" they can use if necessary.
The cost over time will pay for its self, so there is a factor as well.
When the boys get a bit older, I'm not sure I want to be buying them cell phones just yet. Their friends will be able to call them.
In addtion, I like to be able to give out a phone number which is not my cell phone. Services I have, like terminx, I give out my house number. I don't want to give them my cell.
There are a number of reasons to get it, and in some cases, there are people who it won't fit their needs.
For those concerend about the technology, it is there. It works, and it is affordable. The company I work for went to all IP phones as well. The quality will only get better over time. When working from home, I use my VPN connection to get to my work, and have my IP phone ring right to my computer.
We live in a great age right now with lots of options we didn't have 30 years ago when I was just a kid.