I'm glad you asked this question because I can't wait to get rid of ours in the near future, when NBN comes. We get about 5 calls on our landline per day and they are always telemarketers or calls with no one at the other end of the line. We rarely get any other calls on the landline. I'm scared to pick it up most of the time. As soon as I say ' Hello ' they go into their spiel, or there is no one there. Annoying. Waste of my time. I do use it at home. I use the landline or the mobile, whichever is closest. I can't wait to get rid of it though. Then these companies will get a hold of my mobile number and harass me again. I wonder if anyone buys anything off them. I suppose they must or they wouldn't keep doing it.
I do and I do . . . .but I can't help wondering why I have a landline now that my mobile costs me a total of $10 per month. Clinging on to the past perhaps? It is included in my nbn bundle and perhaps it is because I don't trust my mobile 100% . . . . . but if my landline goes out I still have my mobile . . . arghhhhh. I don't know.
I still have a landline - it is also part of the bundle, my mother uses it the most, as some elderly don't have mobile phones. I can see who is calling on the screen so don't answer if unknown number...I won't get NBN for a long time either and who knows what will happen then as I have cable for internet?