New land line phone

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by Papa Joe, Mar 21, 2019.

  1. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert

    Age:
    89
    Dec 12, 2009
    Swanton Ohio
    My old faithful phone has given up the ghost after nearly 25 years of service..It is still working except I can't retrieve messages..
    So I went Wallyworld today and bought a new one..This one has some features that I can appreciate. I now have caller ID which I didn't have before..
    The best feature is a second hand set that I can have in my bedroom in case I need help during the night..
    But I've been fighting with it all afternoon trying to get things set up..I ain't up to date on modern technology.
    I'll do what I can then set it aside to resume later..Probably be a week or more til I get it all set up..
     
  2. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-holic

    That sounds like it might be something that follows the 90-10 rule... 90% of the usefulness come from 10% of the features. Most modern electronic devices fall into that category.
     
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  3. stratman420

    stratman420 Squier-Meister

    Age:
    29
    214
    Mar 14, 2019
    Santiago, Chile
    You'll get the hang of it soon man. Even I have some trouble with new technology. It seems each year things like cell phones and computers get more and more advanced. I always wonder when enough is enough?
     
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  4. wildelectric

    wildelectric Squier-Meister

    Age:
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    Sep 23, 2016
    Western Illinois
    Calling a land line phone setup 'new technology.'

    You make us feel young again, @Papa Joe. ;)
     
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  5. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert

    Age:
    89
    Dec 12, 2009
    Swanton Ohio
    You are young..Several of my grandchildren are older than you are..lol..I remember well when there were only 2 or 3 people in the entire neighborhood that had phones , and their phone numbers only had 2 or 3 digits..
    Think Mayberry RFD--" Hello Sarah,Get me the diner"..
     
  6. LOSTVENTURE

    LOSTVENTURE Squier-Nut

    Since you mentioned grandchildren, they are the ones that you should be getting technical help from. My grand-daughter has taught me everything I know about my "smart" phone.
    And speaking of landlines, that same girl says that I'm the only person she knows who has a phone with a "tail".
     
  7. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Squier-Nut

    Age:
    108
    755
    Jan 29, 2017
    ABQ
    You still have a land line?
     
  8. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert

    Age:
    89
    Dec 12, 2009
    Swanton Ohio
    Yep, and will as long as they're still around..I also have a cell..
     
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  9. Me too, although my cell phone is a flip model. Does what I need it to … dial out or receive a call. That doesn't happen very often since I only turn it on once a while. I figure even with the low monthly cost of having it, and the few calls I've needed it for, each call would average out to about $4. :rolleyes:
    Cheers, Barrie.
     
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