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Don't Cut The Cord

You will no longer be able to access the Internet using a local, unlimited dial-up connection; i.e., you will have to depend on your wireless phone for Internet service; in certain instances, you may be able to connect your wireless phone to your PC to access the Internet, but you are likely to need additional hardware and/or software to enable your wireless phone to communicate with your PC; in any case, you need to keep in mind that your time spent on the Internet will count against the minutes in your wireless plan.



  • You will be unable to reach someone at home who does not have their cell phone turned on or with them.
  • You must keep your wireless phone charged at all times in order to use it. If the power goes out and your wireless phone is not charged, or the battery wears down, you will have to wait for power to be restored before you can charge your phone.
  • If you take your wireless phone with you, other members of your family will be without a telephone. Are you going to purchase a wireless phone for every member of your family?
  • In a home emergency, or hazardous weather condition, your landline telephone may be the most reliable.
  • Should you decide to re-connect your wireline phone service in the future, you will be responsible for applicable set-up fees and charges to connect your home phone.
  • In general, a phone number can only be assigned to a single wireless phone. With a traditional wireline phone, you can have many phones (or extensions) in your house that hook-up to the same number. Typically, wireless phones can’t share numbers. With your wireless phone there are additional charges to share or ring one number.
  • If your home is in an area that does not enjoy clear wireless reception, your calls might be patchy, unclear, or have a tendency to drop. Be aware of your surroundings and the type of reception that your wireless phone gets at home, as this is the type of service quality you’ll have for all your calls.