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Shark Bait 07-27-2011 05:57 PM

Obsolete?
 
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Do I need to keep this around any more?

timmbuck2 07-27-2011 06:06 PM

that depends.....what is it??!!?!



:hill:

60wag 07-27-2011 06:17 PM

It works when the power is out.

Chris 07-27-2011 06:44 PM

I bought a few on eBay Chris, they were labeled as "emergency phones" because, as Bruce said, they work during power failures!

ttubb 07-27-2011 07:06 PM

Power Outage
 
X3...I keep one for just that occasion. And have used it several times...T

TIMZTOY 07-27-2011 07:29 PM

there good for making bombs.
but what good is a phone call if the recivers phone is dead ?

Lars 07-27-2011 07:35 PM

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Originally Posted by 60wag (Post 188056)
It works when the power is out.

so does this

Shark Bait 07-27-2011 09:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Chris (Post 188057)
I bought a few on eBay Chris, they were labeled as "emergency phones" because, as Bruce said, they work during power failures!

I'm not sure they'll work if you're using VOIP. :rolleyes:

60wag 07-27-2011 10:12 PM

So cell antennas have backup power sources?

Actually the cell reception at my house sucks even when the power is on so I'm not dumping the land line any time soon.

corsair23 07-28-2011 12:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Shark Bait (Post 188069)
I'm not sure they'll work if you're using VOIP. :rolleyes:

Only if your provider has battery backup :D

One of the guys I work with had the power go out in his area. He lives on a cul-de-sac and is apparently the only one with a POTS line...The rest all have VoIP or Comcast digital phone lines. Interestingly enough, despite what the other providers told the neighbors their phones didn't work when the power went out...Of course if they were using a cordless phone that might have been the problem...Apparently all of the neighbors ventured down to my co-workers place to call in their repair :hill:

IMO it really depends on where you live whether you benefit from having an old school phone and a POTS line for emergencies. Cell phones are a viable option unless the power is out for a long time and your phone runs out of juice or the cell towers die...If you live in the mountains or areas where cell signals are sketchy or non-existant and you tend to get snowed in, a POTS line can be a life saver. My in-laws were snowed in for a week + with no power etc. The only thing in the house that worked was their phone :)


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