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Re: At home I most often use

by QM (Parson)
on Mar 07, 2006 at 18:36 UTC ( #534996=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to At home I most often use

I've been on VoIP for years now. I haven't had a POTS in 4 or 5 years now. It's hard to beat clearer calls, free long distance in North America, and web access to call display (incoming and outgoing). [Hard for the teenagers to abuse the phone.] I can forward my phone to any number through a web interface. I have a virtual number that rings to the same line as the main number -- relatives in a far off city can call me for free.

Other folks ask me about 911 if the broadband goes down, I tell them everyone in the house has a cell phone!

If I go on vacation, the phone can come with me, provided I have broadband hookup there.

All for the same price as POTS.

Limbic~Region mentioned rewiring the house. Why? I got a cordless base with multiple satellite handsets.

I'm hoping the video will go wireless soon, so I don't have to run any cable at all.

Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of

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Re^2: At home I most often use
by tweetiepooh (Hermit) on Mar 17, 2006 at 15:53 UTC
    Why take anything on holiday?

    When I get away I don't want to be contactable. In an emergency then there will be some way to get hold of me but else no way. Contact home is via the postcard.

    People that whine about slow links or expensive service in some parts of the world miss the point. Take a tip from the locals and relax.

    I find people on the beach wittering into phones annoying.

      Why take anything on holiday? When I get away I don't want to be contactable.

      Indeed. My idea of a good vacation is to bolt the doors, unplug the phone, stop mail delivery, close the curtains, and stay home. Alone, preferably. (Well, the dog can stay, as long as all the people go.) But then, maybe I'm just a bit odd.

      Why take anything on holiday?
      Sometimes its more than just me, and it's nice to call up to the room and say "Hey! The <feature_of_interest> is/are <superlative>, come on down!"

      Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of

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