Home phone service is no longer a necessity for many families. Since most of us have cell phones, a home phone seems a little redundant. There is however, still a need for residential phone service or “wire line” service as some now call it. Families with young children feel more secure if there is a phone at the house that is available for anyone who is at home. It’s nice to call “the house” rather than having to go through the list of individual cell phone contacts to try and get someone at home. So, if you find that you like the idea of maintaining a home phone, what is it worth to you? How much are you willing to pay each month for a service you rarely use? You want cheap home phone service that is reliable. Luckily, for those that are considered low income, there is a way to get a discount on your residential phone service. If you qualify, you can get Lifeline government assistance which can reduce your monthly bill by around $10, depending on your state. If you get just the basic service without all the extra features, you can get your home phone bill to be cheap.