After 10 years, I will be disconnecting my house phone. I have had the same number since I moved out on my own. It has been an interesting number -- receiving calls from current clients looking for the client who used to own it. Nothing quite as disconcerting as a client asking for their friend and then saying "Bronwyn? Is that you?"
Since then, I have enjoyed my phone number. It has done me well and housed numerous other people too. But now, that number receives calls from three groups: family, people I don't want to talk to, and telemarketers. Since family knows my cell number, they just call me there most of the time anyway and I would prefer if people didn't know how to reach me anyway, so I think I'm done.
It will be hard to wrap my head around having no house phone, but really, when I'm at home, I don't want to talk to anyone anyway. I hope the next owner of the number enjoys it as much.