Thursday, July 19, 2007

Landlines vs Mobile Phones

The debate over which is better, a landline or mobile phone, has been going on for some time now. More and more people are abandoning their old cordless for new wireless phones. If you are used to a landline, how do you know if a mobile phone is right for you?

Traditionally, landlines have been thought to be more reliable and consistent due to their fixed calling rate. Landlines also don’t have some of the same features as mobile phones, so they could be considered by some to be easier to use. Yet the drawbacks of landlines continue to mount. Landline phones have a monthly bill with lots of surcharges, high long distance rates until you hit some magical minimum talk time, and additional fees for upgrades like caller ID that are standard on mobile phones. Let's not forget the ease with which telemarketers can obtain your number and soon become an annoyance! Mobile phones, on the other hand, can conveniently be taken anywhere with you, have caller ID and call waiting, work during blackouts, and are better overall for your privacy.

A prepaid TracFone is a great choice for anyone who enjoys or is used to having a fixed rate for their calls. Pay by the minute to control your costs instead of signing up for a long, confusing contract. All minutes cost the same -- even when calling long distance or to many international destinations. You can choose the minutes and features you want so it is easy to use whether you are adding a mobile phone to your life on the move or switching entirely away from landlines.

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