29 Years of the Digest ... founded August 21, 1981

Add this Digest to your personal   or  

The Telecom Digest for August 03, 2011
Volume 30 : Issue 193 : "text" Format
Messages in this Issue:
Re: Wider-range cordless phones?(Thad Floryan)
Re: Wider-range cordless phones?(Dave Garland)
Re: Wider-range cordless phones?(Wes Leatherock)
Re: L.A. County starting over on emergency communications system(Peter R Cook)

====== 29 years of TELECOM Digest -- Founded August 21, 1981 ======

Telecom and VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) Digest for the Internet. All contents here are copyrighted by Bill Horne and the individual writers/correspondents. Articles may be used in other journals or newsgroups, provided the writer's name and the Digest are included in the fair use quote. By using -any name or email address- included herein for -any- reason other than responding to an article herein, you agree to pay a hundred dollars to the recipients of the email.
Addresses herein are not to be added to any mailing list, nor to be sold or given away without explicit written consent. Chain letters, viruses, porn, spam, and miscellaneous junk are definitely unwelcome.

We must fight spam for the same reason we fight crime: not because we are naive enough to believe that we will ever stamp it out, but because we do not want the kind of world that results when no one stands against crime.  - Geoffrey Welsh


See the bottom of this issue for subscription and archive details and the name of our lawyer, and other stuff of interest.


Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2011 18:59:11 -0700 From: Thad Floryan <thad@thadlabs.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Wider-range cordless phones? Message-ID: <4E3759EF.1050409@thadlabs.com> On 8/1/2011 1:13 PM, Adam H. Kerman wrote: > Rich Greenberg <richgr@panix.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 0C/32F or above 45C/113F, 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 <dave.garland@wizinfo.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Wider-range cordless phones? Message-ID: <j18193$r3q$1@dont-email.me> > 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 <wleathus@yahoo.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.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 <ahk@chinet.com> wrote: > From: Adam H. Kerman <ahk@chinet.com> > Subject: Re:Wider-range cordless phones? > To: redacted@invalid.telecom-digest.org. > Date: Monday, August 1, 2011, 3:13 PM > Rich Greenberg <richgr@panix.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. A phone by the throne may save two or three days of phone tag. Wes Leatherock wleathus@yahoo.com wesrock@aol.com
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2011 23:25:18 +0100 From: Peter R Cook <PCook@wisty.plus.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: L.A. County starting over on emergency communications system Message-ID: <CFoyC1AOfyNOFwro@wisty.plus.com> In message <4E34BE67.9010001@verizon.net>, Tom Horne <hornetd@verizon.net> 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
TELECOM Digest is an electronic journal devoted mostly to telecom- munications topics. It is circulated anywhere there is email, in addition to Usenet, where it appears as the moderated newsgroup 'comp.dcom.telecom'. TELECOM Digest is a not-for-profit, mostly non-commercial educational service offered to the Internet by Bill Horne. All the contents of the Digest are compilation-copyrighted. You may reprint articles in some other media on an occasional basis, but please attribute my work and that of the original author. The Telecom Digest is moderated by Bill Horne.
Contact information:Bill Horne
Telecom Digest
43 Deerfield Road
Sharon MA 02067-2301
781-784-7287
bill at horne dot net
Subscribe:telecom-request@telecom-digest.org?body=subscribe telecom
Unsubscribe:telecom-request@telecom-digest.org?body=unsubscribe telecom
This Digest is the oldest continuing e-journal about telecomm-
unications on the Internet, having been founded in August, 1981 and
published continuously since then.  Our archives are available for
your review/research. We believe we are the oldest e-zine/mailing list
on the internet in any category!

URL information: http://telecom-digest.org


Copyright (C) 2009 TELECOM Digest. All rights reserved.
Our attorney is Bill Levant, of Blue Bell, PA.

 ---------------------------------------------------------------

Finally, the Digest is funded by gifts from generous readers such as
yourself who provide funding in amounts deemed appropriate. Your help
is important and appreciated. A suggested donation of fifty dollars
per year per reader is considered appropriate. See our address above.
Please make at least a single donation to cover the cost of processing
your name to the mailing list. 

All opinions expressed herein are deemed to be those of the
author. Any organizations listed are for identification purposes only
and messages should not be considered any official expression by the
organization.

End of The Telecom Digest (4 messages)

Return to Archives ** Older Issues