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The Telecom Digest for August 04, 2011
Volume 30 : Issue 194 : "text" Format
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Re: Wider-range cordless phones?(tlvp)
Re: Wider-range cordless phones?(bernieS)
Re: Wider-range cordless phones?(Bruce Bergman)
Re: Wider-range cordless phones?(Ricardus)
Re: Wider-range cordless phones?(Regina_R_Monaco)
I'm looking for a job(Bill Horne)

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Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2011 21:27:16 -0400 From: tlvp <tPlOvUpBErLeLsEs@hotmail.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Wider-range cordless phones? Message-ID: <op.vzl6bqeiitl47o@acer250.gateway.2wire.net> On Mon, 01 Aug 2011 20:02:11 -0400, Wes Leatherock <wleathus@yahoo.com> wrote: > ... > A phone by the throne may save two or three days of phone tag. Sounds like the first lines of an up-and-coming new popular song: "Oh a phone ... by the throne ... Is a must have for my home ... though a bone ... of contention for my Joan ... " With all best musical cheers, -- tlvp -- Avant de repondre, jeter la poubelle, SVP
Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2011 03:54:18 -0400 From: bernieS <bernies@netaxs.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Wider-range cordless phones? At 03:20 AM 8/2/2011, Joseph Singer <joeofseattle@yahoo.com> wrote: >Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2011 20:33:08 -0700 (PDT) >From: Joseph Singer <joeofseattle@yahoo.com> >Message-ID: <1312169588.81289.YahooMailClassic@web161509.mail.bf1.yahoo.com> > >Sat, 30 Jul 2011 11:28:42 -0700 AES <siegman@stanford.edu> wrote: > >> Can anyone suggest any particularly good extended-coverage cordless >> phone models for this purpose? Single line models are all we >> really need, though a dual or even quad-line model could be of some >> use. Models where you can exert a fair amount of control over the >> base station from the cordless handset keyboards would be handy. Engenius Technology's cordless telephones are the longest-range legal cordless phones I've ever installed and used They are business-grade and use 1-Watt TDMA handsets in the license-free 900-928 MHz band. In my testing they worked quite well hundreds of feet away from the base station, but the handsets got pretty hot during longer conversations. They even sell a high-quality outdoor discone antenna with low-loss feedline for even greater range: http://www.engeniustech.com/index.php/telephony -bernieS
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2011 08:43:31 -0700 From: Bruce Bergman <brucebergman@gmail.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Wider-range cordless phones? Message-ID: <CACqS805xP8EnbxJsj7CSnj0o8FYspPVznAdrcp9AFBUDdR5kLA@mail.gmail.com> > > Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2011 20:13:41 +0000 (UTC) > From: "Adam H. Kerman" <ahk@chinet.com> > To: redacted@invalid.telecom-digest.org. > Subject: Re: Wider-range cordless phones? > Message-ID: <j171dl$ob8$1@news.albasani.net> > > 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. No, you really DO want one in there, for several very good safety reasons. For openers, it's a Bolt Hole or Safe Room - what other room in the house universally locks the door(s) from the inside? Yes, the doors are usually tissue-paper thin, but it still slows down a Domestic Violence situation long enough for you to yell "I have the police dispatcher on the phone right now!" Amazing how those few words can turn the other party reasonable and compliant... Works the same way if you suspect a "Hot Prowl" burglar in the house. Gather up the kids in the bathroom, leave the lights off, lock the door, and very quietly call for help. Or you are huddled in the bathroom for a Tornado Warning, calling your spouse or parents before you curl up in the bathtub holding a mattress over yourself. (That reminds me - if you have a storm cellar, you might want an extension in there too. Same reasoning.) And the odds are actually rather high that when you have heart troubles or other medical issues at home, you'll be in the Throne Room. People often half wake up groggy at 5 AM and make their way in there, then realize that what woke them up wasn't a full bladder, it was chest pains - and they are getting worse FAST... You want a hardwired phone in there you can grab and punch 9-1-1, preferably before passing out. They always investigate an open-line 911 call, and they move a lot faster if all the dispatcher hears is moaning. And if the house has a central station burglar alarm system, you want a Medical - Fire - Police Panic Button, too. Next to the phone, in every bathroom. If you are building or remodeling, at least put in a conduit drop and a mud ring in the wall for placing a phone and/or panic button. If the next owner chooses not to have one, they can always blank it off. Oh, and a phone with Caller ID, so you can ignore the Telemarketers Who Can't Take NO! For An Answer (and your crazy Aunt Freda) and let them talk to the answering machine. --<< Bruce >>-- --- StripMime Report -- processed MIME parts --- multipart/alternative text/plain (text body -- kept) text/html +--------------------------------------------------------------+
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2011 09:18:33 +0100 From: "Ricardus" <richard_powderhill@btopenworld.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Wider-range cordless phones? Message-ID: <7E53C73E858F43638E93505E5361A9A4@RichardPC> Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2011 18:59:11 -0700 From: Thad Floryan <thad@thadlabs.com> 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. I find the best bet is to use a SWB cordless with multiple handset facility, & take one into the bathroom when you need to .The `sealed` number buttons preclude moisture, & if at ease on the toilet, one handed answering & mute button at very private seconds are a boon. If under strain at critical point, & unable to reach it, (the handset), the digital answering part in the base will take over (the call, later playback accessible from said handset.). Richard Birmingham, England
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2011 08:26:01 -0400 From: Regina_R_Monaco <remonaco@sonic.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Wider-range cordless phones? Message-ID: <3223CD20-EF71-4C90-A02B-33CD3A1A3847@sonic.net> On Mon, 01 Aug 2011 18:59:11 -0700 Thad Floryan <thad@thadlabs.com> wrote: >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. I had a Casio "G'zOne" cel phone that was made to military specifications, which I purchased because it was waterproof. I used it in the shower all the time - it was truly waterproof and quite convenient for those calls that persist in being perfectly timed for when you usually cannot answer them. --Regina
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2011 16:50:12 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@QRMhorne.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: I'm looking for a job Message-ID: <20110803205012.GA9463@telecom.csail.mit.edu> I'm looking for a job, and would appreciate the readers' help. I just finished a gig in Florida, and I like the weather a lot, but I'll go where the work is: if you know any company (*especially* Independents) that is looking for a CO Tech, please tell me. Bill -- Bill Horne (Filter QRM for direct replies)
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