The landline is a rather simple one with a built in answering machine and caller ID. It has a lot of other features, but I just ignore them.
I have a cell phone, an I-Phone, but it pretty much lives in the bottom of my purse, we use it when we travel. Though there are loads of apps on itother than the phone, the camera and internet I don't use any of them.
It's not that I'm a technophobe, I got into computers back in the 80's. I love my computer, you could take my tv, my car or most any other thing around the house, not Mac, but don't take my computer.
Which brings me back to phones, I just don't like them, never have, never sat for hours talking on them, never missed them when we didn't have one.
In fact when people ask for my cell phone number, I won't give it, only a couple of people have it and I don't recommend trying to get me on my landline either, I seldomly answer the phone. Instead I tell people to e-mail me, not text me, I don't even have text service on my phone, didn't want it and certainly don't want to pay for it.
Last Christmas, in sort of a related way, I gave Mac a Victorian letter holder as a gift. We already had a vintage telegram that we now display in the holder. What an elegant way to receive a message.