ditched their landlines, preferring to have wireless phone service only. The younger people are, the more likely they are to prefer cell-only, but people of all ages are making the switch. Even my mother, now in her eighties, gave up her landline service a few weeks ago. Experts predict the death of the landline any minute now.
However, this morning I realized that I can't give up my landline because it serves one very important function in my life. When I can't find my cell phone, I use the landline to call it so that I can locate the cell phone by following the ring.