All I need my phone phone calls!
Mrs p6 and the boys use them for EVERYTHING despite having Android tablets. That said when we re-upped the three phones on T-Mobile Mrs p6 said that to get the phones - free - it would only cost another $20 TOTAL on top of the $115 we had been paying for two years. IOW $135/month. That was for unlimited text, calls AND DATA!
WRONG I am now shelling out over $220/month so they can check the stars in the night sky, play games, share pics and videos and who knows what else!
Quite a change from when I grew up and the phone in my parent's house had a crank, separate mic and earpiece on a LONG cord and we were on a party line.
I seem to recall that later on ours had a rotary dial on the bottom. Then we went to a private line and the phone was the standard black phone with a rotary dial. We were fortunate because when we went to that we had TWO phones in our home, one upstairs and one downstairs although they were both on the same line.
It's wasn't until I took over running things in the early 70's we had two lines in the house.
We had a party line when I was a kid. Two long rings and a short ring meant the call was for us.
And you could pick up the phone and listen to your neighbor’s conversations. It could be like a real life soap opera.