The other post about who still has a land line got me thinking. As I mention before. I need to be in contact with my wife and work. I work for the USCG and am stationed in St Croix. Our home is completely cinder block for storm protection so the cell signal doesn't go past the windows and then its weak as hell anyway. I take our only car to work so my wife is at home with the baby all alone. She needs to be able to call me in an emergency. I also need to get phone calls from work after hours when emergency situations arise. We loose power very often. If a large storm or hurricane hits, we (and most of the island) could be out of power for several weeks. Most people have generators attached to their homes for this reason. My question is this: should I just get a landline to maintain contact or should I get the cell phone boosting antenna kit? With the landline we'd be held hostage to using the phone in the same spot...not roaming around the house. We could get cordless, but not sure its effectiveness in the concrete house and when power goes out it'd be useless unless we connect on old fashioned corded phone. With the antenna we would benefit all the time and throughout the house but if we lose power (tho we have a generator) it'd be useless. The cost of the antenna kit is $350 and pays for itself in 6 months compared to the land line. What do you guys think? Land line or antenna?