Oh how I wish I could do what Rob has done. Read his excellent post on ditching his landline (home phone) here and we would save something like $500 per year.
There are problems that stop us getting rid of our landline. Well, three actually. Mother is one and two friends who refuse to call mobiles the others. Mother I can deal with by just telling her to call me and I won't answer and I will call her back. The friends? Well, I really don't know. They are older than myself and I can't expect them to go against what they strongly dislike. They have both been offered mobile phones for free, but won't have them
I am not the greatest person on the phone normally. I am not keen on using it, but of course I must.
But one of the real reasons why the home phone will stay in the foreseeable future is that I dislike the way mobile phones works and the way you are always talking over each other. One will start to say something, the other will accidentally interrupt then both will start at the same time. Maybe I need to use a mobile more and I would get better at it.
R would never agree either. Stuck with the hated Telstra.