I got rid of my land line back around 1992-1993 after I got the puppy on the far left . . . (great phone by the way)
It took a while for people to understand that I was in better communication by not
having a home phone line.
The owner of the real estate company I was working for at the time as a Relocation Account Manager told me to take my car in so I could have a "car phone" installed and be able to contact the corporate clients from the houses "out in the field" and not have to wait to get back to the office. She couldn't understand why I wouldn't want a free car phone for work, and only have to pay for personal, non-work minutes. I asked her, "why would I want a "mobile phone" bolted down to my car?" She still didn't understand and insisted . . . but I got the AT&T rep to come to the office to display these cute "little" new (not a brick, but still heavy) "cell phones." The owner got each of us one on the spot, and had her car phone yanked the next day.
The land line went back in later that year when I needed a line for the modem and home computer so I could do work at home and upload and download information to corporate clients via FTP on "Compuserve"
A few months later I found out there was this thing called the world wide web that I could do other things on with that computer and modem.
That 'new' land line saved me cell phone minutes back when they were quite expensive. I could then chat longer too.
Not having a "home phone" for a year or so confused a lot of people. One friend was actually hesitant to set me up on a blind date because, as she explained it to the date, "He works, but doesn't have a home phone."