Don_HH2K wrote:Honestly I don't see the difference between a black or white, slim or fat phone. It's a phone, so long as it does what I need it to do I'm happy.
In some cases, it is correct. However, you missed out the whole issue.
I was getting a new set of house phone. Obviously, I am not going backwards to get something bulky and heavy, like most sensible people, I did not get something with less features. The look and the weight are becoming important these days, perhaps not to your liking.
As for the colour, well, I was not born white like you. Unlike you, I am more limited to the choices of colours.
Don_HH2K wrote:Not around here - I have to pay for the call on the cellphone, even when I am receiving it. So does the person sending it, so that the cell companies make lots of money on both calls. Landline service, by contrast, is typically fixed-rate for local calls, whether I'm calling a cellphone or another landline.
Don't tell me that you are counting the cents each time you are on the phone.
Don_HH2K wrote:I have a relative with a phone in almost every room - six handsets in all I believe. And the signal quality there is typically better than at my house, with its three.
Corded phone have better sound quality than cordless, I don't think we need to debate on this.
For a house that has telephone sockets built onto the wall, there's hardly any effect in signal degradation compared to the DIY method of getting a splitter from a store.
Don_HH2K wrote:It is five corded and one cordless. Several of the corded ones are old rotary phones with pulse dial, too.
I believe those rotary phones have stopped working with the system long time ago. Of course, people can have ‘novelty’ phone in the shape of rotary phone.
Don_HH2K wrote:Why would you have to call a telephone cable guy? I have a loose phone cord running up the stairs and over a door jamb, and nobody cares about that.
Because it has to be drilled through the floor, and go around all the corners etc. Not an easy job. (I get that done once.)
Don_HH2K wrote:As for your saving-electricity defense, you do realize that a landline phone will typically draw power from the phone line (unless of course it's an answering machine or similar), hence saving you even more money?
Like I mentioned above, you are not telling me to go backwards, and reduce the freedom of holding the phone anywhere inside the house without fixing myself to a fixed position.
I am upgrading from my previous coreless phone to this new cordless phone. It is important to get one that uses less electricity. And it is a saving.
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