Texting time has come

On Sunday, TechyDad and I took made some major decisions of the technological kind. We finally decided to to ditch our landline (which was with our cable company) in order to save a pretty penny each month. They were able to port our number over and we have an extra cell phone in our house to use for that purpose. In addition to this, we finally upgraded our cell phone plans to include unlimited texting and photo messages. Prior to this, I had probably sent out only a dozen or two text messages. Part of this was the cost, the other the horrible phones that made texting a pain.

We shopped around over the weekend at AT&T and Verizon Wireless. In the end, we stayed with Verizon because for the same price each month, we could keep our home phone number. They also had no hidden fees, no activation costs and the rebates for two of the phones did not require a $20 data plan for the first month (talk about strange catches w/AT&T).

The person that helped us at Verizon Wireless also told us to go online to purchase three of our phones for FREE! So I present you with my new baby. She is really pretty, shiny, new and allows me to text like crazy. . . wow this is addictive (thank you Twitter text). Sorry about the bad glare in the photos.

Phone closed up    QWERTY keyboard

So my questions for you are inspired by my new fun toy cell phone:

Do you have a cell phone plan that gives you unlimited texting ability? Do you still have a landline phone at home?



Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the MckLinky there if you are participating.

Aloha Friday by Kailani at An Island Life

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  • Noelle D says:

    Thank goodness for my unlimited plan!
    Yes, I have a land line as well, although it doesn’t get used much…

  • I have a cell phone, but not unlimited texting. I just don’t have time to text – it is so much quicker to pick up the phone and call the person IMO.

    But we did get rid of our landline. It was such a waste of money for us :)
    .-= Annie @ Mama Dweeb´s last blog ..Aloha Friday! Childhood TV =-.

  • Jennifer says:

    I have 3 teen sons, so yes I have unlimited texting and I also, for safety reasons, maintain a landline.
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Over the Holidays: Review =-.

  • Vicki says:

    I hate texting!!! We keep our landline because we use it and our cell phones in case we need it to contact/be contacted by ADT.
    .-= Vicki´s last blog ..Review: Defenders of the Scroll =-.

  • I still have a land line and I don’t think I will ever dump it… I do not have unlimited text but my son does.
    If you wanna tell me something, call me or shoot me an email. I hate texting.
    .-= Kari @ A Giveaway Addicted Mommy´s last blog ..Aloha Friday =-.

  • Michelle says:

    We do still have landlines, but I’ve really been considering getting rid of them. If you can believe it, I’ve never texted or twittered anything in my life and yet I still manage to feel fulfilled.

  • unlimited texting?!?! Germans are so cheap.. i have a 20 sms per month plan but i have a prepay.. and my husband rules a mere 150 sms per month.. i know we’re just lame…:P

    Happy Friday!

    * my Aloha Friday’s up too:)

  • Rob says:

    Heck yeah to the unlimited text. My wife and I have Blackberries so we need unlimited and NO we do not have a landline.

    Happy Friday.

  • Deborah says:

    I only have a land line. No cell yet.
    .-= Deborah´s last blog ..Welcome to FeedBurner =-.

  • Diane says:

    i only have my cell phone and havent had a land line in years. i text like a freaking maniac lol!!!! if i could never talk on the phone i’d be really happy – hate it! text me anytime though!!
    .-= Diane´s last blog ..I’m A Candy Thief, I Admit It =-.

  • I have a land line phone. I only have a cell phone for emergencies…no texting for me.

  • Harriet says:

    I have the land line only because I need it to run my fax machine.
    I have teens so unlimited testing at $30 is a good deal. Plus, I get tweets etc. directly to my phone. Woohoo!

    Have a great Friday
    .-= Harriet´s last blog ..I Challenge You to Leave 1000 Comments!!!!!!! =-.

  • shelly says:

    We don’t have a home phone at all. We only have our 2 cell phones. We do have unlimited texting so we can get ahold of each other quickly without having to call.
    .-= shelly´s last blog ..Aloha Friday: High Low =-.

  • joy says:

    No cell phone for me!

    Landline: yes.
    .-= joy´s last blog ..what did you want to be? {aloha friday} =-.

  • Thom says:

    I have an iPhone so yes I have unlimited texting for a price LOL. And nope…no land line. Waste of time :)
    .-= Thom´s last blog ..Are You Silver or Gold?, Benefits of Drinking? and Love =-.

  • Nancy says:

    Well, sort of. J and I both have Blackberries and so does my SIL and they’re really the only ones I text. BB texting to another BB is free so we use that a lot. We do not have unlimited texting outside of that though. We also still have a landline and have no plans to get rid of it.
    .-= Nancy´s last blog ..Inhalers and Neti Pots and Claritin, oh my! =-.

  • Brandy says:

    no land line and I would die if I didn’t hvve unlmited my sis and me go crazy texting

  • We still have a land line that get minimal use. I hardly ever text. I have an LG phone with not many exciting features. It has really big buttons and I’ve joked that it’s my “jitterbug” phone. When we renewed/upgraded our plan with Verizon last hubs HAD to have a Blackberry…why? No clue since he’s in the Navy and obviously doesn’t need it for work and only ever calls his parents and me. Still , he really NEEDED it. So I went with the cheapest option to keep our already outrageous bill down. Now I have a Jitterbug old folk’s phone, lol. I don’t really care though. I hate trying to text on those tiny buttons and can’t talk on the phone with three screaming kids around so I only really have it for emergencies.
    .-= Serendipity is Sweet´s last blog ..Aloha Friday =-.

  • Olga says:

    Yes I have unlimitd text and am a mad texter!! We still have our land line for now!! Happy Weekend please stop by
    .-= Olga´s last blog ..ALOHA FRIDAY!!! =-.

  • Our landline is our main phone. Our cell phones are just for emergency when out driving.

    We took texting and internet off the phone because it was too expensive and we already had a computer with internet at home.
    .-= JamericanSpice´s last blog ..Aloha Friday: Your health =-.

  • Susan says:

    I have a landline- we did the cell phone thing for awhile, that little thing is hard to find and didn’t have a locater button. I am horrible at losing things :)
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Random Thoughts =-.

  • Candi says:

    I had a plan with At&t that was unlimited nights/weekends and 500 any time minutes. I wasn’t using it often and had some major roll over minutes. When my contract was up, I decided to just convert to a Go phone plan. I just don’t use my cell phone often at all. Most months I put less than $20 on my phone. My husband did have a cell phone through his last job, but his new one did not give him a phone. He picked up a Go phone, too. Actually, I think we are spending less than $20 a month for both of our cell phones. We don’t text at all.

    We don’t have a land line phone. We have Vonage and have for a few years. Before that, we had a different VOIP provider, so it has been at least 5 years since we’ve had a land line phone.
    .-= Candi´s last blog ..Smart boy! =-.

  • We have a landline at home and hubby and I each have our cellphones. We availed of post paid plans, however, it doesn’t feature unlimited texting. We each have monthly free text messages that we can consume or not. Anything in excess, we have to pay.
    .-= Rach (Heart of Rachel)´s last blog ..Charter On Demand =-.

  • Jusitne says:

    Yep we have Cricket Wireless its unlimited minutes, long distance, and texting for a basic plan. No contracts but you pay full price for a phone and they aren’t cheap(for a good one). Its cheaper then a prepaid phone and better then a plan because of no contracts and unlimited for a good price. If you get the $45/mo plan you get unlimited minutes, texting, picture texting, long distance, and internet.

    We haven’t had a land line since 2007, theirs only Verizon unless we do voip, and I’m a little irritated with Verizon.
    .-= Jusitne´s last blog ..Want to Cloth Diaper? =-.