I know it is a generational thing but it bugs me that I just can't work out the logistics of how anybody could use their cell phone as their home phone and not have a land line of some sort? Whenever I hear that my brother's family, he has three kids, or anybody else has decided to ditch the land line and just use mobile phones I try to picture myself trying it and i just can't find a way to make it work. Some basic scenarios I get stuck on include:
You get a call from grandma on your phone and after talking for awhile she wants to say hi to some other family members. You are on the third floor and everyone else is on the first floor or in the basement. How do you transfer the call?
You get home and take your phone out of your pocket and set it on the desk because once you take your coat off there are no spare pockets to stick it in comfortably. (And because walking around with a cell phone inside your house would be stupid). you wander off to another room and the hone rings... how do you answer it? For that matter how do you even hear it?
You resign yourself to feeling stupid and walk around with your cell phone wherever you go in the house. As you move from room to room the signal varies wildly because cell signals don't really pass through lathe and plaster walls or chimneys very well so there are a lot of dead spots. If the phone rings do you have to drop what you are doing and get to a known "Good Signal Area" before you can answer the phone? Will the phone even ring if you are in the wrong spot when the call comes in?
I'm really having trouble picturing how using a cell phone as your only home phone is in any way practical yet folks do it all the time so how do they get around this stuff?