I stopped using my land line phone some time ago and don't really miss it. I was using calling cards to get more bang for my buck, but found them to be a pain. I'm finding it so much more convenient to just use my cell phone (plus it gets better reception.) The problem I have is keeping my minutes down since I don't have unlimited minutes. I try to limit my calls to and use my evening and weekend minutes if I need to talk more. So far so good as for keeping withing my limits, but we'll have to see.