Rainy had to go today to get a battery for her cordless phone. She had to bring her handset so they could match the battery. They had trouble matching the battery. She was then alerted that her cordless phone was a million years old. The kind they make now doesn't have a little antenna thing on the handset part. My worry is that they will quit making batteries for her beloved phone. I looked at newer phones. They no longer have the little antenna thing. This is my exact phone:
Aurora is confused. How long do power outages last that non-landline phones run out of power? Also, Aurora can charge her phone by using her computer, which is always fully charged. So if the power is out for a long time, Aurora could still probably manage a call or two.
Arwen's laptop is a piece of crap in that the battery, which always shows as 100% charged, immediately drops to only 5% if Arwen trips over the power cord and pulls it out for even a second. Arwen wants to throw her laptop out the window into traffic.
Ginny rarely has power outages. Ginny lives in the city of Anaheim, which has its own power grid and manages its own power. Ginny likes paying less for power than everyone else around here and getting better service. Ginny gives Anaheim Public Utilities an A+.
PearlGurl has a land line that she uses the same way she uses a throw-away e-mail account. She gives out the land line number to the people that she does business with but doesn't actually want to talk to. Credit card companies, car dealerships, financial advisers, roofing contractors, etc can all go straight to voicemail.
Funk thinks talking like this makes him sound like an elementary school teacher reading a story to children. Are you ready for a story? Funk wuved his itty bitty cordwess phone sooooo much that he had a sad when the battewy died. Funk couldn't find an exact battewy match, so he spliced a new one right into that old cordless beeyotch. It's wonderful what Funk can do with a wazor bwade and ewectrical tape.
'neady has to have a landline because 'neady doesn't get a good cell signal at home.
'neady's teenage daughter is happy to have a landline since her cell phone is now sitting on the bottom of the Schuylkill River.
'neady threw that shit out the window.
Where did Rainy go to get this battery where the people told her her phone was really old? Sounds like they were just trying to get her to buy a new phone from them. potato recommends looking on places like batteries.com. He bought stuff from them one time. Here's their GE page... http://www.batteries.com/cordless-phone/ge/
Ms Jo has 3 corded phones and won't part with them'
Jo has tried cordless phones and hates A) the loud beeping when battery is low B) the crazy cost of replacement batteries C) that the battery the phone comes with has loads of powah and all subsequent ones significantly less.
Yeah, I have to admit I kind of miss them. I miss the sound of an actual bell ringing as opposed to that tinny synthetic bell sound that everyone seems to have on their cell phones these days. And man, were those things solid or what? But yeah, if you were in a major hurry to call someone it was pretty much torture waiting for that dial to return back to its starting point every number.
Ginny remembers when you had to rotary dial a number, then sit there and wait for the stupid dial to tick all the way back until Ginny could dial the next number. Then if Ginny got a wrong number, it was like a serious wasted time investment.