What's your phone personality? Listed, Unlisted, Cell Phone?

  1. My number is listed because it's too expensive to have it unlisted and besides I never know who might just decide to look me up and call. It has happened several times. I keep my cell on me. I only give the number to those people who I don't mind be bothered by at anytime of the day. I keep it turned off in the appropriate places.
  2. 23 Comments

  3. by   UM Review RN
    Only have a cell here. We got three for a flat rate, unlimited long distance and unlimited texting with Metro PCS. Couldn't afford a cell otherwise.

    And it's unlisted, has caller ID, call waiting, voicemail, and other little gizmos and gadgets on it. I'm quite pleased with the package.
  4. by   Jolie
    Unlisted home number. Hubby insisted on that when we moved 2 years ago, and I thought he was going overboard, but now I'm in total agreement. I can count on 1 hand the # of telemarketer calls we've had in 2 years, and dinner is NEVER interrupted anymore.

    Only a handful of people have my cell #, and I get very cranky if they use if for social calls. It is intended for my girls' school to reach me in emergencies, and hubby to keep in touch when he is out of town. Any other conversation can wait until I am home.

    And I have NEVER given my cell phone number to an employer. Unless they intend to pay my monthly bill, they have no right to intrude on my personal time, or run up expensive minutes calling to ask me to work OT. I'll check my voice mail when I get home, and tell them, "No!"
  5. by   DutchgirlRN
    Amen, employers don't have my cell number either!! We have call block which blocks all sales calls because anyone who won't allow their number to show up on caller ID gets a taped notice that their call won't go through. Works great!
  6. by   TazziRN
    My number has been unlisted ever since I got my license. Working in the ER, it was too dangerous to have my number listed. Cell is also unlisted. Employer has my cell number but it was made clear that it's to be used only in emergency. Calling to find out if I will trade a shift in two weeks is not an emergency.......
  7. by   walkingrock
    Cell phone, unlisted. But work has it, because it is my only phone...
  8. by   compassion1
    Same as Tina. I really need a cell phone as I'm on the road alot. In hurricane season, I feel more comfortable with it, paired with a car recharger. And with family medical problems, I feel better knowing my family each has their own and can contact me (not even using up minutes).
  9. by   Cherish
    Cell phone. Have no landline phones at my house. My boyfriend has a cell phone only too. There's no need for landlines in my house since long distance is free on cells. Of course is unlisted...all cells are.
  10. by   NurseyBaby'05
    Unlisted and dh and I each have cell phones. The LAN line started out as mine when I was living alone so I gladly paid the extra $4 or so a month to keep it private. I never get calls from telemarketers unless it's a group that I've already donated to. Work does not have our cell numbers for obvious reasons. They're not paying our bills.
  11. by   Roy Fokker
    Quote from walkingrock
    Cell phone, unlisted. But work has it, because it is my only phone...
    Ditto that...
  12. by   Megsd
    My cell is my primary phone because my family and many friends are long-distance, so it works out well. Plus I'm out of the house for so much of the time it's much easier to reach me or for me to return calls on it.

    We have a land line but it's in my SO's name only. Usually if I give it out it's for people I don't mind calling me at home. If it's a telemarketer they always ask for John or Mrs. Doe, at which point I let them know there is no Mrs. Doe.

    SO says next time I should say "He's not here, Mrs. Doe's not here. I'm his mistress. Can I help you?" and see what they say, just to mess with their telemarketer heads. When we get married I'm not sure I'll want my name listed on it. Maybe just initials or something.
  13. by   muffie
    listed home phone with caller id and i screen most calls

    because the phone experience is so unpleasant at work, i don't use the phone much at home

    we each have private cell #'s, good deal, don't use up all the free minutes ever
  14. by   hikernurse
    Unlisted home phone. And caller id.

    I have a cell that I am very picky about to whom I give out the number to. It's for my family to reach me and I don't like being bothered by calls on it otherwise. Besides, I'd rather talk in person than on the phone, LOL.