[PLUG-TALK] Phone caller ID

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Tue Feb 12 14:07:12 PST 2013


On Tue, 12 Feb 2013, Keith Lofstrom wrote:

> Rejoice - - - this is just that much more incentive to replace POTS (and
> $$$ texting) with multiple, competing internet-based alternatives.  The
> "natural price" of voice telephone is a few pennies a month, and when the
> right technologies appear, POTS will be gone a year or two after.

Keith,

   Will this work if one is standing between, for example, Burns and
Frenchglen or around Seneca?

   FWIW, I have never paid for caller ID. I learn who is calling when I
answer the phone and hang up on telemarketers. It comes with the cell phone,
but as far as I'm concerned it's a nice-to-have, not a must-have. Then
again, I'm an older curmudgeon, too. :-)

   And, the handfull of times I've lost power here when someone slides off an
icy hill and takes down a power transformer, the POTS still works so I can
call PGE and join the queue telling them power's out.

Rich




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