I'm thinking of abandoning my landline at my house. Long story short, in my area, there are two ISPs. One is the phone company that does the standard phone/DSL combo. That's who I'm currently with. The other is the cable company who does a cable/VOIP combo. I'm actually thinking of dropping the phone service and going with the cable company with just a straight cable Internet package. I don't have a TV so I don't need the cable service and I don't really need the VOIP service either since I've got a cell phone. I literally can't remember the last time someone called me at my home and I answered. I get the odd telemarketer who ignores the no-call list and that's about it. I've always kept the phone around for emergencies. I know if I call 911 from my home phone and scream bloody murder that they know exactly where to send someone. On my cell phone I've got to be able to gasp out my address before I pass out if I want help. I've got no serious health problems so this isn't a major deal for me, but it's the only reason I can come up with to keep the phone/DSL combo. Cable is much faster and is actually cheaper. For $70 a month I'm getting my phone and a DSL connection of 6 mbps/768 kbps. With just cable (no VOIP service) I can pay $60 a month for 35 mbps/5mbps which is obviously infinitely better. Has anyone else cut off the landline altogether? If so, what kind of experience did you have? Was the emergency thing a concern to you at all? I'm curious what everyone else's experience was.