Jewlicious saidLandlines are the shit yo....
I live very close to a cellular tower and when the power is out there is usually no cell phone reception from the tower, the only way of making a call is via landline.... I also depend on my landline for my adsl connection.
Also I have an antique Eiffel tower telephone
Yes I live in the woods.
Saw little red riding hood this morning
I had landline when I worked out of the house and when a hurricane would take the power out, the cells would go out first but eventually the landline would go out too, usually a few hours or half a day later. When that would happen I'd wonder if the phone company had some batteries (or generator?) that kept their system running a while longer, but generally, it seemed, they'd fail too.
I haven't had a land line in years but one of the new careers I'm considering might be teaching and the school district requires employees to have a land line even just to sub. I haven't asked yet their reasoning but if I decide to sub, even part time I might have to get one.
Well, good luck in the school district. If you sub, welcome to the world of 5:30 am telephone calls telling you where to report to. The pay is awful, but the work can be quite fulfilling. It's never boring, you'll be meeting new people, and the classroom environment is exciting and challenging. High school kids, especially, try to take advantage of subs, so you need to lay down the law to the little shits, but you'll be doing a worthwhile job, and it's rewarding. If you can't get a permanent teaching job, you might consider a paraprofessional (teachers' aide) position, where you'd be working with kids who need extra help in the classroom. The pay is minimum wage but the hours are good, it has benefits (health-insurance,sick-leave, vacations), and it's a good way to meet people and make friends.
The landline might be necessary because if there's a snow day, or a 2-hour delay, they need to leave an automated message for you at 5:00 in the morning.