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The Telecom Digest for August 03, 2011
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Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2011 18:59:11 -0700 From: Thad Floryan <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Wider-range cordless phones? Message-ID: <4E3759EF.firstname.lastname@example.org> On 8/1/2011 1:13 PM, Adam H. Kerman wrote: > Rich Greenberg <email@example.com> wrote: > >> Before I married, I always had a phone in the primary bathroom, within >> reach of the throne. Only used occasionally, but glad to have it then. >> Currently, my wife has asked me not to install one there. > > Your wife doesn't understand. When you're in the bathroom, somehow, > the people who are difficult to get hold of who won't leave complete > messages in voice mail or email just know that's when to call with > important information that you need that you aren't in position to act > on nor take notes. If you have a phone in there with you, it defeats them. > > You want the phone in there so it never rings when you use the terlet. Definitely! :-) Which begs the question: which phone instruments are "qualified" for use in a full-use (sink, shower/tub, throne) bathroom? For example, my RAZR V3 manual states "avoid temperatures below 0°C/32°F or above 45°C/113°F, and don't expose your phone to water, rain, extreme humidity, sweat or other moisture" which is not a formal specification of operating/storage temperature/humidity ranges. The phone does have a non-resettable humidity sensor it in (some kind of chemically-treated paper) and if the color indicates "too humid" the warranty is void. It's 7 years old now and still works perfectly, so I'm not worried about the warranty. FWIW, after taking a shower and forgetting to close the bathroom door afterwards, one of my smoke detectors 30 feet away will sound its siren.
Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2011 00:17:08 -0500 From: Dave Garland <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Wider-range cordless phones? Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> > 3. I recommend Panasonic: I've never been disappointed with them, and > they're durable and reliable. Avoid Emerson: they're cheap and > fragile. > > Bill Horne > Moderator > I have been disappointed with Panasonic (when it turned out that their "spread spectrum" cordless phones actually weren't, maybe these days they are, I don't know). But I have always found Panasonic gear to be well-designed, very reliable, relatively inexpensive, and a very good value for the money. Dave
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2011 17:02:11 -0700 (PDT) From: Wes Leatherock <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Wider-range cordless phones? Message-ID: <1312243331.73231.YahooMailClassic@web111716.mail.gq1.yahoo.com> --- On Mon, 8/1/11, Adam H. Kerman <email@example.com> wrote: > From: Adam H. Kerman <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Subject: Re:Wider-range cordless phones? > To: email@example.com. > Date: Monday, August 1, 2011, 3:13 PM > Rich Greenberg <firstname.lastname@example.org> > wrote: >> Before I married, I always had a phone in the primary bathroom, >> within reach of the throne. Only used occasionally, but glad to >> have it then. Currently, my wife has asked me not to install one >> there. > > Your wife doesn't understand. When you're in the bathroom, somehow, > the people who are difficult to get hold of who won't leave complete > messages in voice mail or email just know that's when to call with > important information that you need that you aren't in position to > act on nor take notes. If you have a phone in there with you, it > defeats them. > > You want the phone in there so it never rings when you use the > terlet. A phone by the throne may save two or three days of phone tag. Wes Leatherock email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2011 23:25:18 +0100 From: Peter R Cook <PCook@wisty.plus.com> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: L.A. County starting over on emergency communications system Message-ID: <CFoyC1AOfyNOFwro@wisty.plus.com> In message <4E34BE67.firstname.lastname@example.org>, Tom Horne <email@example.com> writes > "Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt." And likewise "Nobody ever gets fired > for specifying Microsoft - er, Motorola." Sorry Tom, IBM were sowing FUD around the computer industry years before Bill Gates was even a twinkle in his father's eye, and "Nobody ever gets fired for buying IBM" was also one of their key weapons in the battle with the competition. -- Peter R Cook
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