Need a LAN line phone for the cheapest price available

Need a LAN line for my home, but don't want to pay much.  I don't have internet or Cable TV at my home.  I also don't want a cell phone either, just need an actual phone at home for the lowest price possible.
Chau NguyenAsked:
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Andrew LeniartFreelance JournalistCommented:
What country are you in? And do you want to order online or go to a store?
Chau NguyenAuthor Commented:
I'm in the US.  I don't need to go to the store and would prefer to purchase online, but only for the right price.  :)
Andrew LeniartFreelance JournalistCommented:
"Cheap" is subjective. Tons to choose from at the following link that I consider cheap.

Hope that helps.
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Chau NguyenAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the info, but I also would need the phone service.   I don't have internet or Cable TV and don't plan on bundling anything.
Andrew LeniartFreelance JournalistCommented:
What's the maximum you want to pay a month? And are you willing to lock yourself into a 12 or 24 month contract to save on cost? The info you've given is too vague to make any decent recommendations. Look at the following example:

What have you looked at so far? Try a search term like the following in Google: landline phone plan in USA

Experts can only guess what you think is cheap and where in the USA you are and that information can make a huge difference in recommendations.
Sam Simon NasserIT Support ProfessionalCommented:
without the internet, it's hard to answer! even magic jack or Vonage needs internet!
What city/state are you in? You may want to look at your choice of providers in your area.

Home phone services from a cell company like AT&T. However, that's cellular on the back end.
A considerable number of options (such as Vonage) require internet service.
Quite a few carries are making it expensive to have POTS (plain old telelphone service).

It's harder to get just a plain landline phone for a few reasons.
1) It's costly for phone companies to maintain copper, hence they are actually trying to replace as much of it as possible with fiber.
2) Plus fiber carries more data, thus allowing for additional and more modern services. Copper is reliable and would stay up in a storm, but is very limited (cable companies have a huge advantage in this arena because they have a much thicker cable, hence more bandwidth potential. This is also why they haven't had to rush to replace the last mile the way many bigger phone companies have)
3) Several companies like Verizon are doing what they can to actually remove the copper last mile from many homes. See #1 and #2
It's harder to get just a plain landline phone for a few reasons.

As someone who works with new POTS service activations, I can assure you it's not that difficult

I don't know if you'll be able to do this "on line" but contact your local phone company (Citizens, Frontier, what ever) and tell them you want a new phone service.

The monthly cost would likely be somewhere around 20 - 40 per month (Before long distance, etc)
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