Not that anyone really called on the home phone. My one aunt makes her weekly call, and our parents call once in a blue moon. They know it’s easier to call us on our cell phones.
The decision was pretty much made for us — the line is dead. All I need to do is make the call to Verizon.
Our landlord decided to fully carpet the front and rear stairways, so workers were here hammering away all day Tuesday. I can only hazard a guess that one of those nails went through the phone line cords running helter-skelter through the stairwell, because that’s when the line went dead. No dial tone, and when I call the house line, it’s just a busy signal.
Canceling the home phone will save us nearly $30 a month. Combined with dropping delivery of The Star-Ledger newspaper to just Thursdays & Sundays ($20 becomes $2.25), that’s $47.75 less we’ll spend a month — and $573 a year.