November 30, 2012

Ah Friday

Time for the weekend.  It seems I managed to fix a few things just in time.  Now I don't have to think about them over the weekend which makes me happy.

One of these things was my office phone.  My land line monthly bill recently increased by over $10 per month.  So I decided to move the line to a basic cell phone.  I should have stuck with that plan, but then I would have no blog fodder.

Apparently Verizon now has something called Home Phone Connect.  It's a little black box that connects to the cell system. You plug your phone cord into this instead of into the wall, your phone then works over the cell system.  Less expensive than a cell phone.

Okay sounds good in theory.  We have an in home mini-tower because the cell signal here is not good.  And it appears that the Home Phone Center box I got did not like being connected via the mini-tower rather than the regular cell tower.  It's the only thing I can conclude. 

The call quality was bad enough.  However, since most everyone has moved to cell phones and the overall call quality is bad, that was a minor inconvenience when I could save $35 a month for the phone line.  But over a 3 day period, I had exactly 1 phone conversation that was not disconnected in mid call.  At one point I had to call someone back 3 times.  The third time I gave it up and used my own cell phone, which worked beautifully.  Sheesh.

So, today I took the Home Phone Center back and had them switch the account to a cell phone.  Call quality is good now - even better than my land line phone (I think my old phone was just sucky).  Best of all,  there is no disconnect happening.  Whew.

This little problem along with the fact that one of the office internet lines has been going up and down like a yoyo for the last 3 days, has provided some interesting and inventive adjectives.  Basically I'm glad to see this week over.

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend.  I will really start my weekend, after I cook dinner tonight.  Now if only I could get someone to come cook my food for me... of course I did not win the big lottery (didn't even play) so that won't happen any time soon.

Posted by: Teresa in FUN at 06:03 PM | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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1 We've been wireless for nearly a year, and haven't regretted it a single instant. Glad you got your situation sorted out. 

Posted by: Rev. Paul at November 30, 2012 07:39 PM (b/GbH)

2 Paul, if we weren't so far from local cell towers, I'd drop the house landline.  Unfortunately that would be a bad idea out here.  But for the office line, I'll go with wireless even though the phone itself will probably never leave the house. LOL. 

Posted by: Teresa at December 02, 2012 01:38 PM (YwdwH)

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